Curated GI articles Nov 27th, 2020: 370 MD GI Alliance expands into Oklahoma with Adult Gastroenterology

Curated GI articles Nov 27th, 2020: 370 MD GI Alliance expands into Oklahoma with Adult Gastroenterology

Curated GI articles Nov 27th, 2020:
370 MD GI Alliance expands into Oklahoma with Adult Gastroenterology
A closer look at AMSURG CRC prevention, screening efforts (Becker’s GI & Endoscopy)
Jay Popp, MD, AMSURG’s medical staff lead, spoke to Becker’s ASC Review about the proposed new guideline and the importance of early detection to CRC prevention.
Scope Forward podcast – Interview with Dr. Alaparthi: PACT GI Center joins Hartford HealthCare (Episode 6)
Now, listen to the interviews while you workout! Praveen Suthrum’s conversations with GI leaders are now available via the Scope Forward podcast on Apple PodcastsSpotify and elsewhere.
Why now is the time for dramatic change (LinkedIn)
Dr. Lawrence Kosinski, Chief Medical Officer at SonarMD writes – Resilience isn’t about being tough, standing still and bracing yourself; it’s about adapting and transforming as the situation calls for it.
The 5 Biggest Healthcare Trends In 2021 Everyone Should Be Ready For Today  (Forbes)
While the biggest drivers of change are still AI, the internet of things, and other fourth industrial revolution fields, their impact was felt in different ways than we may have anticipated.
GI Alliance Expands Operations into Oklahoma with Addition of Adult Gastroenterology Associates (PR Newswire)
“We are excited to welcome AGA to GI Alliance and our expanding network of physicians.” said Dr. Jim Weber, CEO of GI Alliance.
PE activity resumes as year winds down – 8 GI deals in 2020 (Becker’s GI & Endoscopy)
After a banner year for activity in 2019, COVID-19 disrupted private equity investment in the gastroenterology space. Yet activity has resumed as the year winds down to a close.
This Massive Sector Is The Next Market Amazon Will Disrupt (IBD)
But now, as it collects more revenue of all types due to the Covid-19 pandemic, Amazon faces a health care industry that’s primed for disruption once the coronavirus passes.
US Digestive Health acquires Pennsylvania practice in 2nd move this month (Becker’s GI & Endoscopy)
US Digestive Health has signed on 22 affiliate locations over the past 18 months, with the Royersford location being the first new practice for the  organization.
And your 2020 Healio Disruptive Innovators are … (Healio)
Each of the awardees in the eight categories has changed the face of gastroenterology and pushed the status quo toward the betterment of the field.
41 GI centers opened or announced so far in 2020 (Becker’s GI & Endoscopy)
Forty-one surgery centers or practices with gastroenterology services opened or were announced so far in 2020.
New Phase of Microbiome Research  (Harvard Medical School)
“I think microbiome research is entering an exciting new phase where we can start tying things together to get a firmer grasp on the mechanisms of what’s happening to microbes in humans over time and how it relates to disease,” said Georg Gerber.
10 highest-paying cities for physicians in 2020 (Becker’s GI & Endoscopy)
Doximity surveyed about 44,000 full-time U.S. physicians on compensation growth from 2019 to 2020 and found that overall compensation was up 1.5 percent.
The future of healthcare payments: Predictions for 2021 (Modern Healthcare)
Companies navigating the disruption raised record-breaking funding rounds and experienced unprecedented levels of M&A activity as the pandemic accelerated the adoption of digital health tech.
“Scope Forward”: An Excerpt  (Gastroenterology & Endoscopy News)
The majority of the gastroenterology space is moving toward consolidation. But does being large guarantee safety from disruption? – Read a free excerpt from Scope Forward.
Triple FIT Beats Single Sigmoidoscopy in CRC Screening in Norway (Medpage Today)
Repeat biennial fecal immunochemical testing detected more advanced adenomas and colorectal cancers.
The Regueiro Report: Focus on CRC  (Gastroenterology & Endoscopy News)
The increased uptake of screening for colorectal cancer has led to improvements in the incidence of and mortality from the disease.
Video: Interview with Gastrologix GPO: “We create companies that physicians can have ownership in” (NextServices)
What if you could own companies you spend money on? What if you could save money on routine purchases by getting bulk rates? Watch this video to find out.
Video: Will Smith Films First Colonoscopy (People)
“I’m 50, so people need to look up my stuff,” he shared in this video from 2019.

Headlines for GI
FDA Clears First Rapid At-Home COVID Test (Medscape)

Flipped Classroom Approach Enhanced Learning About C. difficile Infection  (Gastroenterology & Endoscopy News)

Entyvio shows high patient persistence after dose frequency reduction (Healio)

The future of gastroenterology and other excerpts on industry-changing trends (Becker’s GI & Endoscopy)

Videos: Interviews with GI Leaders  (NextServices)

Top in GI: Magnetic sphincter augmentation, the evolution of IBD (Healio)

ICYMI: Personalizing Polypectomy Techniques Based on Polyp Characteristics (AGA)

C. difficile May Colonize Colon’s Mucus Layer (Gastroenterology & Endoscopy News)

Two Independent Peer-Reviewed Studies Validate Cernostics’ TissueCypher® Barrett’s Esophagus Assay (TissueCypher®) (StreetInsider)

Sanford Health launches cybersecurity health innovation hub (Becker’s Health IT)

How Enteral Nutrition Restores Healthy Gut Microbiome in Crohn’s Patients  (Gastroenterology & Endoscopy News)

Do GIs still need to prescribe a clear-liquid diet before a colonoscopy? (Becker’s GI & Endoscopy)

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