Curated GI articles Oct 16th, 2020: Forbes – This Robot Could Perform Your Colonoscopy In The Near Future

Curated GI articles Oct 16th, 2020: Forbes – This Robot Could Perform Your Colonoscopy In The Near Future

Curated GI articles Oct 16th, 2020:
Forbes – This Robot Could Perform Your Colonoscopy In The Near Future
How (good) AI is revolutionising colonoscopy (Med-Tech News)
CAD EYE, a new AI software based on deep-learning from Fujifilm provides support for both the accurate detection and characterization of colorectal polyps in one device.
Video: AGA talk: What must you know when considering PE (8 factors, 4 risks) (NextServices)
Here’s a recording of the presentation at the AGA Town Hall (that was held in collaboration with DHPA).
Surprise Billing Seen Likely for Many Colonoscopies (MedPage Today)
Nearly one in eight commercially insured patients undergoing elective colonoscopy with in-network providers incurred out-of-network costs, researchers found — potentially leading to illegal “surprise bills.”
Trump pitches $1.8 trillion COVID-19 relief package (Becker’s Hospital CFO Report)
President Donald Trump and his aides have put forward a $1.8 trillion COVID-19 relief package, their largest offer yet to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif.
~3 weeks left to apply: $20B HHS Provider Relief Fund  (NextServices)
Last week, The US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced $20 billion in new funding for healthcare providers. This is additional funding.
Olympus to roll out colonoscopy AI for spotting lesions, polyps in real time (Fierce Biotech)
Olympus has begun rolling out an artificial-intelligence-powered platform for its new endoscope, designed to automatically spot suspicious lesions and polyps during a colonoscopy in real time.
Health Centers Turn to Mailed FIT Programs During Pandemic  (Gastroenterology & Endoscopy News)
To combat the increased challenges imposed by the pandemic, these centers are turning to creative outreach programs, such as mailed fecal immunochemical test (FIT).
How physician ownership is changing in 2020: 7 key insights (Becker’s ASC Review)
Seven observations and predictions related to physician practice ownership in 2020.
Screening delays due to COVID-19 predicted to increase CRC mortality by 12% (Healio)
Screen delays due to SARS-C0V-2 would significantly increase advanced colorectal cancer cases and mortality if lasting beyond 12 months.
Expert Picks: The Digital International Liver Congress 2020 (Gastroenterology & Endoscopy News)
‘Fecal microbial transplant reduces short-term cravings, improves quality of life and microbial diversity in cirrhosis and alcohol use disorder’ and other abstracts.
Independent GI practice opens 3rd endoscopy center — 4 details (Becker’s GI & Endoscopy)
Independent gastroenterology practice Charleston (S.C.) GI opened an endoscopy center in Summerville, S.C.
Phone App Aids Ascites Management  (Gastroenterology & Endoscopy News)
A smartphone app that transmits data from a digital scale to an electronic health record could help clinicians better manage ascites in the outpatient setting, new research shows.
Longevity Is The Future If We Tackle Digital Health First (Medical Futurist)
Living for longer and healthily so (think feeling like you’re in your 40s when you are 238 years old) is, understandably, an enticing prospect for many.
Pandemic Offers Lessons for Payors, Health Plans (Gastroenterology & Endoscopy News)
“There is a lot of opportunity to be optimistic about how our health system will improve as a result of COVID,” said Peter Watson, MD.
Physicians can use ‘side gigs’ to reduce burnout, achieve financial freedom (Healio)
Finding an alternative income stream is particularly important for physicians, according to a presentation at this year’s virtual Women in Medicine Summit.
Video: Andrew Moon, MD, MPH: The Future of Liver Disease Treatments (HCPLive)
NASH and NAFLD are notoriously difficult to treat conditions. In this video, Dr. Andrew talks about the upcoming treatments for liver diseases.
This Robot Could Perform Your Colonoscopy In The Near Future  (Forbes)
Increasing the roles played by robots in society can conjure various visions of both utopias and dystopias, depending on your level of comfort with and trust in technology.
Lyft integrates with Epic, exponentially growing NEMT reach (Healthcare Dive)
Ridehailing giant Lyft is integrating its non-emergency medical transportation platform with Epic, the biggest EHR vendor in the U.S., roughly a year after competitor Uber announced a similar integration with Cerner.

Headlines for GI

Apple has the potential to make big waves in health care (CNBC)

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

CMS soon to cover a new colon cancer DNA test. Plus, 10 takeaways on the first and only FDA approved liquid biopsy test (Nextservices)

5 most-read stories in GI this week — 4 gastroenterologists on Exact Sciences’ Cologuard (Becker’s GI & Endoscopy)

Over 70% of Patients With mCRC Report Financial Hardship (Medscape)

Four ways physicians can have good financial health (Healio)

ICYMI: Diet Reversal and Immune Modulation Show Key Role for Liver (AGA)

Interview: Trends Influencing Gastroenterology and all of Healthcare  (RamaOnHealthcare)

Top in GI: Entyvio, endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty (Healio)

Bridging the divide between disease understanding and treatment approach in gastroenterology (Becker’s ASC Review)

Video: Zeposia meets multiple efficacy endpoints in UC (Healio)

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