October 22, 2020 Covid19 0 comment 7 Likes Curated GI articles Oct 21st, 2020: Amazon to deliver PillCam™ home. AI to analyze results and notify patients via an app (Medtronic) Curated GI articles Oct 21st, 2020: Amazon to deliver PillCam™ home. AI to analyze results and notify patients via an app (Medtronic) Biomarker Test Accurately Predicts High-Risk Barrett’s Esophagus (Gastroenterology & Endoscopy News) A precision test that combines image analysis and biomarkers might change how clinicians monitor cancer risk in patients with Barrett’s esophagus. Launching Scope Forward podcast – Interview with Dr. James Leavitt (Gastro Health) (Episode 1) 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 Podcasts, Spotify and elsewhere. The third wave of COVID-19 is here, and it’s getting worse (Fast Company) Whether another wave of coronavirus has hit depends on where exactly you live, but cases are clearly surging across the United States and Europe. Tiny Robots Walk Through Colon to Deliver Drugs, Sample Tissue (Medgadget) Engineers at Purdue University have come up with tiny robots, controlled by an external magnetic field, that can tumble through the colon to deliver drugs precisely where needed. Where Trump, Biden stand on healthcare issues: 8 things to know (Becker’s Hospital Review) President Donald Trump and Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden have some of the same healthcare goals, such as reducing costs, but they disagree on several key issues. Outpatient Visits Rebound for Most Specialties to Pre-COVID Levels (Medscape) But clinicians in some regions are still facing rising COVID-19 cases, as well as “the challenges of keeping patients and clinicians safe while also maintaining revenue.” Amazon to deliver PillCam™ home. AI to analyze results and notify patients via an app (Medtronic) Medtronic announced its partnership with Amazon to bring PillCam™ Genius to market. In this video, Giovanni Di Napoli, VP & GM of GIH, Medtronic, explains how it will work. How To Make a Career Shift And Become a Digital Doctor (ICT & Health) Becoming a digital doctor requires rethinking the skills and aspirations – claim the authors Sven Jungmann, Ali Ciğer, and Anant Jani. Optum reports Q3 revenues & more (Becker’s ASC Review) Here are 10 updates on ASC companies and industry-relevant companies to note. Video: Colonoscopy Prep: Overturning the Clear-Liquid Diet (Medscape) “Do we need to keep doing something simply because that’s the way we’ve done it forever?” Commentary by David A. Johnson, MD. Gender differences in physician burnout are mixed, skew toward women (Healio) Studies have shown that among physicians, women are more likely to experience emotional exhaustion, but men have higher rates of depersonalization. The 11 specialties that haven’t recovered from COVID-19 (Becker’s ASC Review) While most outpatient specialties have recovered from COVID-19-related delays, some are still struggling. Illinois hospital expands GI service through $50M project (Becker’s GI & Endoscopy) Marysville, Ill.-based Memorial Health opened its $50 million Memorial 2020 project, which developed a new inpatient and outpatient facility. Stop Medicare payment cuts and expand telehealth (AGA) Without Congressional intervention, GI reimbursement will be cut by an estimated 5 percent beginning Jan. 1, 2021. Providers’ rocky road to recovery could last into 2022 (HealthcareDive) About 20% of hospital executives surveyed by Kaufman Hall recently said they were ‘extremely concerned’ about their financial viability until an effective vaccine or treatment is available. Three new AGA Clinical Practice Updates now available (AGA) AGA has published three new clinical practice updates in the October issues of Gastroenterology and Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology (CGH). Video: Viagra to Fight Cancer? (Plus an ‘Immensely Embarrassing’ Story) (Medscape) Commentary by David J. Kerr, CBE, MD, DSc, professor of cancer medicine from University of Oxford. Video: 2020 October Author Interview-Daljeet Chahal and Michael Byrne (GIE: Author interviews) Drs Daljeet Chahal and Michael Byrne discuss their article, “A primer on artificial intelligence and its application to endoscopy” from the October issue. Headlines for GI Cases From the Frontiers Of Therapeutic Endoscopic Ultrasound in 2020 (Gastroenterology & Endoscopy News) 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) 4 recent GI facilities (Becker’s GI & Endoscopy) Linked Color Imaging Bests Conventional Imaging for Upper GI Cancer Detection (Medscape) Forrester’s 2021 Prediction: Watch Out In-Person Care, the Telehealth Surge Will Continue (Managed Healthcare) Interview: Trends Influencing Gastroenterology and all of Healthcare (RamaOnHealthcare) Reassuring News About COVID-19 Risk in Kids With IBD (MedPage Today) Walmart Health seeks permits for its first two Jacksonville locations (RamaOnHealthcare) Podcast: The Scope: Talking COVID Vaccines With Freddy Caldera, DO (Gastroenterology & Endoscopy News) _ COVID-19: The Way Forward for Gastroenterology Practices COVID-19 is a double whammy of both clinical and business disruption. This ebook will help you explore possible scenarios and be a guide in your plans for the future. 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