Curated GI articles November 11th, 2022:
Specialty Networks acquires Gastrologix | One GI expands in Ohio | Cash for colonoscopies
SF Interview- Dr. Jonathan Ng, CEO of Iterative Health: Not using computer vision is a barrier to health equity. But will it replace GIs? (NextServices)
In this episode, Dr. Jonathan Ng discusses why failure to embrace computer vision technologies can be a barrier to health equity. Tune in to find out how Dr. Ng landed in the gastrointestinal space, AI in GI, and more in this exclusive interview.
Downward Trend in Medicare Payments for GI Services (Medscape)
There has been a steady decline in Medicare reimbursement for common gastrointestinal (GI) services and patient office visits over the past 15 years, which could have a direct impact on patients.
Meet the leaders of 16 top-ranked GI residency, fellowship programs (Becker’s GI & Endoscopy)
Meet the leaders of 16 top-ranked gastroenterology residency and fellowship programs in the U.S., based on Doximity’s regional rankings of the country’s best internal medicine residencies.
The impact of private equity ownership in health care: A research roundup and explainer (The Journalist’s Resource)
Private equity firms argue they bring value to health care. Critics of private equity’s approach say the intense drive for quick profit puts patients at risk. The article takes a look at the research.
Walgreens Unit to Buy Summit Health (The Wall Street Journal)
Walgreens shares rose after its primary-care-center subsidiary agreed to acquire Summit Health, the parent company of CityMD urgent-care centers. The transaction is worth roughly $9 billion including debt.
Cash for Colonoscopies: Colorado Tries to Lower Health Costs Through Incentives (Medscape)
It’s part of an initiative known as the Colorado Purchasing Alliance, through which employers in the state are banding together to negotiate lower prices for health care services.
Dr. Ali Keshavarzian and Chronobiology of the Gut (The Scope with Dr. K)
Dr. K and Dr. Keshavarzian follow the thread connecting environment, diet, circadian rhythm, GI disorders, and other chronic diseases like Parkinson’s and multiple sclerosis.
November issue of The American Journal of Gastroenterology (AJG)
This issue of the AJG includes expert recommendations for occasional constipation and quality indicators for capsule endoscopy and deep enteroscopy.
Noninvasive tests may provide prognostic value in NAFLD (MDedge)
Noninvasive ultrasound- and serum-based fibrosis biomarkers have similar prognostic performance to histology for nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), according to new findings.
Updated AGA Guidelines: Managing IBS with Diarrhea (ReachMD)
Peter Buch is joined by Dr. Eamonn Quigley, the David M Underwood Chair of Medicine in Digestive Disorders and Professor of Medicine at the Academic Institute to discuss the new recommendations and medications.
Dr. Regueiro’s Top IBD Therapeutics Abstracts From ACG 2022 (GI & Endoscopy News)
Dr. Regueiro discussed six abstracts highlighting new approaches for Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis.
Don’t Wait for Patients to Bring Up Their GI Symptoms (Medscape)
Nearly three-quarters of Americans would wait before discussing GI symptoms with a healthcare provider if their bowel frequency or symptoms changed, according to a new survey from the AGA.
More Hot headlines in GI
ICYMI: Dr. Michael Owens: “What would I do with my time if I’m not doing as many colonoscopies?” (NextServices)
5 gastroenterologists to know (Becker’s GI & Endoscopy)
The Worldwide Colorectal Procedure Industry is Expected to Reach $29.5 Billion by 2028 (Tullahoma News)
USPI vs. Surgery Partners vs. SCA Health in Q3: 9 financial notes (Becker’s ASC Review)
RosmanSearch Introduces Gastroenterology Recruitment Service (RosmanSearch)
Brigham and Women’s gastroenterologist honored by American Liver Foundation (Becker’s GI & Endoscopy)
Researchers Identify Cells Responsible for Colon Cancer Relapse (Inside Precision Medicine)
Intermountain Healthcare Bringing New Artificial Intelligence Technology to Patients in Heber Valley and Wasatch Back to Help Fight Colon Cancer (Intermountain Healthcare)
Multidisciplinary Program for Fatty Liver Disease Helps Patients Lose Weight
(GI & Endoscopy News)
Videos: Interviews with GI Leaders (NextServices)
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