Curated Business/Tech GI Resources: July 8th, 2020

Curated Business/Tech GI Resources: July 8th, 2020

Curated Business/Tech GI Resources: July 8th, 2020
Navigating a pandemic: The importance of preparedness in independent GI practices (GI & Hepatology News)
Dr. Michael Weinstein of Capital Digestive Care discusses how COVID-19 has affected his practice and what young gastroenterologists should be thinking when starting their careers.
US insurers cutting telehealth coverage as COVID-19 cases surge (Becker’s Hospital Review)
After changing policies to cover telehealth more broadly during the pandemic, some insurers are scaling it back even as COVID-19 cases surge in some states.
CRH Medical Corporation Announces Majority Purchase of Central Virginia Anesthesia Associates (Yahoo Finance)
“We see continued opportunities to expand our anesthesia footprint across the balance of 2020.”
Lessons learned as a gastroenterologist on social media (GI & Hepatology News)
The first question to ask oneself is whether you are prepared to devote time to cultivating a social media presence and speak or be heard publicly.
Joint GI Society Statement on Measures to Prevent Transmission of SARS-CoV-2 Virus (ACG)
In their latest joint statement, GI societies (AASLD, ACG, AGA and ASGE) endorse the wearing of face masks and of physical separation in any public area to prevent the transmission of the SARS-CoV-2 virus.
AGA announces six-point commitment to equity (AGA)
The AGA Equity Project, an initiative to achieve equity and eradicate disparities in digestive diseases. Town Hall with AGA President Bishr Omary on Monday, July 13 at 11 a.m. EDT.
Liquid biopsy shows promise for early detection of pancreatic cancer (Healio)
A liquid biopsy has shown promise for the early detection and staging of pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma.
Geographical Hot Spots for Early-Onset Colon Cancer (Medscape)
A new study has identified geographic hot spots across the United States, characterized by distinct patterns of early-onset CRC with worse survival among men.
Telehealth providers doing ‘more visits than humanly possible’ in a day draw CMS scrutiny (Becker’s Hospital Review)
Ms. Verma said the temporary lift of coverage restrictions and pay rate boost during the pandemic allowed virtual visits to surge.
Video: Reopening of GI Clinical and Endoscopic Services: Ensuring Patient Safety in COVID-19 Era (Mount Sinai Health System)
Dr. James Marion and Dr. David Greenwald discuss the reopening of GI clinical and endoscopic services and what is being done to ensure patient safety in a COVID-19 era.
The New Virtual Reality: How COVID-19 Will Affect the Gastroenterology and Hepatology Fellowship Match (NCBI)
Prospective GI fellowship applicants will face a unique set of challenges this interview season due to the restrictions imposed by the COVID-19 pandemic that may impact their candidacy.
Video: Practice of endoscopy during COVID-19 pandemic: APSDE-COVID statements (Gut)
Sixteen doctors were invited to develop this position statement of the Asian Pacific Society for Digestive Endoscopy.
Screening of gastrointestinal cancers during COVID-19: a new emergency (Lancet)
Even if cancer treatments has been maintained, screening has sharply decreased across the world.
WEO develops the first global survey on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on endoscopy (WEO)
An astonishing total of 252 centers from 55 countries responded to the WEO international survey, the first of its kind, on the impact of COVID-19 on endo units.

Headlines for GI

Looking for a post-COVID health-tech idea? Find it in 3D printing (Exponential Tech – Part 3) (NextServices)

COVID-19 Update: Fauci Warns of 100K Cases/Day, HCQ Trial to Resume (Medscape)

Interview with Dr. Byrne (AI in GI): “There’s a tidal wave of AI coming and we should prepare for that now” (NextServices)

Donning a New Approach to the Practice of Gastroenterology: Perspectives From the COVID-19 Pandemic Epicenter (Einstein)

7 Recent reports on Endoscopy (Healio)

COVID-19 and the Digestive System (American Journal of Gastroenterology)

Use of a new face shield for patients of the endoscopy unit to avoid aerosol exchange in the COVID-19 era (Video GIE)

RAAS inhibitor use may reduce 3-year colorectal cancer risk in certain patients (Healio)

We Came to the US to Practice Medicine. Now, the Pandemic Won’t Let Us (Op-Med)

Principles of GI for the NP and PA – A Virtual Course: Get on top of upper GI disorders (AGA)

Australian GIs debate whether to test patients with only GI symptoms for COVID-19 (Becker’s GI & Endoscopy)

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