Curated GI articles Oct 8th, 2020: Colonoscopy screening numbers starting to rebound


Curated GI articles Oct 8th, 2020: Colonoscopy screening numbers starting to rebound


Curated GI articles Oct 8th, 2020:
Colonoscopy screening numbers starting to rebound
Leaders in GI need to be ‘part of the solution not the problem’ (Healio)
Charles M. Nunn, Jr., MD, CPE, MMM, FACPE, from Lynchburg, Virginia, offered six pearls for GIs on how to be the best leader at their practice or institution.
Video: Interview with Dr. Joe Rubinsztain, CEO & Co-Founder of ChronWell: “[Be] with patients in their lives, not in your office (NextServices)
Joe Rubinsztain, MD provides interesting insights on how technology will play a bigger but quieter role in the future.
Colonoscopy screening numbers starting to rebound (Becker’s GI & Endoscopy)
COVID-19 severely affected colonoscopies because of the high risk of transmission, but Pittsburgh-based Allegheny Health Network said screening numbers were beginning to rebound.
AI appears headed for the endoscopy suite (AI in Healthcare)
Nearly 90% of U.S. gastroenterologists are open to using AI for help performing high quality colonoscopies.
Satisfai Health partners with largest Asian GI hospital on artificial intelligence (WSC)
Satisfai Health signed a data licensing with AIG Hospitals, paving the way for global collaboration in AI in GI.
Exact Sciences extends profitable Pfizer marketing agreement (Becker’s GI & Endoscopy)
Since partnering with Pfizer in 2018, Exact Sciences has screened more than 3 million people, and more than 90,000 providers ordered Cologuard for the first time.
Illinois hospital opens endoscopy center as part of $50M+ expansion (Becker’s GI & Endoscopy)
Rockford, Ill.-based Mercyhealth’s Javon Bea Hospital in Rockton, Ill., opened the Rockton Campus Endoscopy Center.
Gastroenterologists Among the Most Likely to Adopt Telemedicine  (Medscape)
GI is one of the top specialties to adopt telemedicine, ranking third behind endocrinology and rheumatology, and that should come as no surprise.
Gastro Health begins offering CapsoCam at home (Becker’s GI & Endoscopy)
Following the FDA’s labeling change, Miami-based Gastro Health now offers patients access to CapsoCam Plus treatments at home.
Endoscopy Insights With Dr. Prateek Sharma (Gastroenterology & Endoscopy News)
Dr. Sharma, discusses two abstracts submitted to the Digestive Disease Week 2020, and a recently published article examining the role of AI in the endoscopy suite.
AI in GI ‘will have durable impact on the practice of medicine’ (Healio)
Sidhartha Sinha, MD, from the division of gastroenterology and hepatology at Stanford Medicine, highlighted advances in technology that will transform the way physicians practice medicine.
AMSURG Reports Nearly 200,000 Patients Have Missed Colonoscopies Since Start of Pandemic  (StreetInsider.com)
Additionally, AMSURG’s analysis found that if this trend continues, it expects to screen almost 32,000 fewer patients for the remainder of 2020 — potentially another 140 undiagnosed cases.
Proton Pump Inhibitors Tied to COVID-19 Risk (Medscape)
In light of this finding, physicians should consider which patients truly need these powerful acid-lowering drugs, said Brennan Spiegel, MD, MSHS.
Noteworthy: 2 surgery centers that have closed in 2020 + 1 on the brink (Becker’s ASC Review)
Here are three noteworthy surgery center closures — both temporary and permanent.
Florida Digestive Health Specialists expands presence (Becker’s GI & Endoscopy)
Bradenton-based Florida Digestive Health Specialists recently opened a new location in Brandon, Fla.
Video: GIs ‘can play a crucial role’ in post-pandemic vaccinations (Healio)
In this video, Freddy Caldera, DO, MS, discusses his paper on reducing the risk for vaccine preventable disease during the COVID-19 pandemic.Video:
Ulcerative Colitis: Adopting the AGA’s Guidelines (Medscape)
Three expert gastroenterologists discuss how this latest update reshapes the management of moderate to severe ulcerative colitis.
The Regueiro Report: Going Digital With IBD (Gastroenterology & Endoscopy News)
According to co-principal investigator Ashish Atreja, MD, at Mount Sinai, patients who have IBD like using digital tools.

Headlines for GI

Opinion: It’s OK for Physicians Not to Go by the Book (MedPage Today)
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)
New Uses for Telehealth: How Virtual Care Has Extended Its Reach (HealthTech)
FDA grants orphan drug designation to CAR T-cell therapy for advanced gastric cancers (Healio)
AGA releases largest real-world report on safety and effectiveness of fecal microbiota transplantation (FMT) (AGA)
Register Now: Gastroenterology & Artificial Intelligence Global Summit (ASGE)
Interview: Trends Influencing Gastroenterology and all of Healthcare  (RamaOnHealthcare)
Cleveland Clinic: Top 10 medical innovations for 2021 (Becker’s Health IT)
5 ways medical practices can restore patient visit volumes amid a pandemic: report (Fierce Healthcare)
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