Curated GI articles April 8th, 2022:
Gastro Health boosts presence in Maryland and Washington
Gastro Health Partners with Practices in Maryland and Washington (Gastro Health)
The latest acquisitions are part of a continued national growth and expansion period in the single-specialty GI sector over the last five years.
Private Equity Acquisitions Improved Hospital Financial Performance (Rev Cycle Intelligence)
Hospital costs per adjusted discharge fell by $432 while operating margins increased by 1.78 percentage points.
Takeaways from #EmTech Digital (2) – Envisioning the next AI (Linkedin)
EmTech Digital is MIT Technology Review’s Signature AI Conference. Here are Praveen Suthrum’s takeaways from Day 2: Envisioning the next AI.
Solera Health expands into digital gut health with Oshi and Vivante partnerships (Insider Intelligence)
The partnership will expand its digital chronic disease management programs to incorporate individually tailored digestive health solutions for patients.
Will Serrated Polyp Detection Rates Be the Next CRC Metric? (Medscape)
A higher rate of serrated polyp detection was associated with a reduced risk of post colonoscopy CRC, based on data from nearly 20,000 patients and 142 endoscopists.
Expert says: ‘The future is women in GI’ (Healio)
An informal Twitter poll showed that women want more representation in leadership and to close the gender wage gap, Maria T. Abreu, MD, director of the Crohn’s and Colitis Center.
Here’s a new approach to de-prescribing PPIs (AGA)
Experts share 10 pieces of best practice advice highlighting specific clinical scenarios that call for discontinuing PPIs, and how to approach de-prescribing.
Independent physicians’ consolidation alternative (Becker’s ASC Review)
Specialty-based supergroups could be the solution to the supply and labor costs rise and reimbursements decline.
Can Disposable Gastroscopes Hold Their Own? (Medpage Today)
While disposable electronic gastroscopes were comparable to reusable gastroscopes for capturing images, the image quality was lower and the operating time was longer.
Health Tech Startup Dieta Health Uses AI to Revolutionize Treatment of IBS (Grit Daily)
Dieta Health, a GI digital health company found its AI to be comparable in accuracy to expert gastroenterologists and superior to patients in classifying stool.
IBS, IBD and SIBO; Diagnosing and deciphering the differences (Commonwealth Diagnostics International)
Due to the similarities and sometimes overlap of these disease states, understanding the characteristics of each is critical.
Machine-Learning Algorithm Flags High-Risk Colorectal Cancer Patients (Health IT Analytics)
The study consisted of 25,610 patients overdue for CRC screening, and later used a machine-learning algorithm to identify patients who were at risk.
Managing Polyps: Jerome Waye, MD, Shares a Wealth of Experience (GI & Endoscopy News)
Jerome Waye, MD, an emeritus professor of medicine at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai shares observations from his 50 years managing polyps.
10 gastroenterologists to know (Becker’s ASC)
The article by Becker’s Healthcare enlists 10 physicians who specialize in gastroenterology.
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Advances in Management of Aerodigestive Disorders (Gastroenterology & Endoscopy News)
Iterative Scopes Welcomes Two New Members of Senior Leadership Team as it Continues its Rapid Growth (BioSpace)
Salix: Half of IBS, chronic constipation patients lately find their condition ‘more challenging to manage’ (Fierce Healthcare)
FDA supports transition to fully disposable duodenoscopes, components (Healio)
ACG Releases New Guidelines for Barrett’s Esophagus (HCP Live)
Despite Safety Alerts, Contaminated Flexible Endoscopes Continue to Put Patients at Risk (Infection Control Today)
Videos: Interviews with GI Leaders (NextServices)
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