Curated COVID-19 GI Resources: April 14th, 2020

Curated COVID-19 GI Resources: April 14th, 2020

Curated COVID-19 GI Resources: April 14th, 2020
Endoscopy during COVID-19 pandemic – Planning a procedure from the beginning to the end (G.S. Raju, MD – YouTube)
A detailed video explaining what endoscopists must do during COVID-19.
Interview with Dr. Dragutsky, Chairman of One GI: Doing a PE deal during COVID-19 (NextServices)
Learn how the new PE in GI deal came about from this insightful interview.
Doctors say COVID-19 has slashed patient volumes, made finances shaky (Healthcare Dive)
A survey of 160 physicians. Patient volumes are down by 65%.
Why Apple will become more powerful amid the COVID-19 pandemic (Hackernoon)
During the first 30 days of the virus in US, Apple stepped up in significant ways. Including forming a partnership with Google.
Toilets may pose risk for spreading COVID-19 (Medscape)
New data: there was a high concentration of the virus in the air samples taken from the patients’ toilets.
The story behind Webster Equity Partners’ deal to partner with Gastro One (Becker’s GI & Endoscopy)
Jarrod Smith from Webster Equity Partners and Dr. Dragutsky speak to Becker’s.
COVID-19 upends finances, supplies and staffing for Michigan GI practice (Becker’s GI & Endoscopy)
“And then, within a day, it became full-stop. We needed to shut everything down.”
Coronavirus threatens the future of private doctors (VTDigger)
The decreased traffic has been costly to doctors, who have as little as a week — and no more than two months —  of cash on hand.
What do early Remdesivir data suggest? (Medscape)
New data on the investigational antiviral drug remdesivir (Gilead) suggest clinical improvement in 36 of 53 patients (68%) hospitalized for severe COVID-19.
AGA releases official guidance for patients with IBD during the COVID-19 pandemic (AGA)
Many patients with IBD who develop COVID-19 should stop their medication.
Paycheck Protection Program: COVID-19 financial relief loans for GI practices (AGA)
To understand what loans are available through the U.S. SBA to support GI practices with their operational costs during the COVID-19 crisis.
Headspace offering free access for health care workers to help manage stress of COVID-19 (Healio Gastroenterology & Liver Disease)
“For some, it’s just kind of waiting to see how bad it’s going to get. If it’s already bad, how are we going to manage if it gets worse?” Headspace is a meditation app.
Core COVID-19 calculators (MDCalc)
ACG partners with MDCalc as physicians get called back to internal medicine to take care of COVID-19 patients.
HHS announces first distribution of relief funds to providers (ASGE)
HHS is distributing $30 billion immediately with payments arriving via direct deposit starting today, April 10, 2020. These are payments, not loans, to health care providers, and will not need to be repaid.

What to consider: COVID-19 Business Continuity Plan: 5 ways to reshape (Ernst & Young)


More Hot Headlines for GI
COVID-19 Practice Operations Discussion Forum – Recovery Planning Part I: Capital and cash reserves, contingencies & opportunities (ASGE)
Bracing the storm – Infection control for endoscopy trainee during COVID-19 (Elmhurst Hospital – YouTube)
From COVID-19 to online learning: A year as ASGE President (Cleveland Clinic)
Practical advice for performing endoscopy in a pandemic (Medscape)
Endoscopy during Covid-19: Preop (G.S. Raju, MD, FASGE – YouTube)
Mayo Clinic expert explains gastrointestinal symptoms related to COVID-19 (Mayo Clinic – YouTube)
Private equity pushes for access to Cares Act small-business loans (Barron’s)
Expert panel revises follow-up schedule after colonoscopy (Gastroenterology & Endoscopy News)


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