Curated GI articles September 16th, 2022: Waud Capital announces successful exit of GI Alliance, nation’s largest GI practice management company


Curated GI articles September 16th, 2022: Waud Capital announces successful exit of GI Alliance, nation’s largest GI practice management company

Curated GI articles September 16th, 2022:
Waud Capital announces successful exit of GI Alliance, nation’s largest GI practice management company
Waud Capital Announces Successful Exit of GI Alliance Following Close of its Apollo-led Recapitalization (PR Newswire)
Waud Capital Partners announced it has completed its sale of a controlling ownership stake in GI Alliance, the nation’s largest gastroenterology practice management company.
Q&A –Transforming Gastroenterology (RamaOnHealthcare)
RamaOnHealthcare talks to Praveen Suthrum (President, NextServices) and Dr. Spencer Dorn (Vice Chair and Professor of Medicine, University of North Carolina) regarding profound changes happening within Gastroenterology.
Physician Practice Costs Grew 20% After Private Equity Acquisition (RevCycleIntelligence)
Private equity acquisitions may help practices improve technology and operations, but firms tend to have short-term financial goals.
Behavioral Therapy for IBD Has Multiple Benefits (GI & Endoscopy News)
Cognitive behavioral therapy and mindfulness substantially reduce work and activity impairments in patients with Crohn’s disease by reducing pain and fatigue.
Cost of 5 GI procedures at ASCs vs. HOPDs (Becker’s GI & Endoscopy)
Costs of procedures vary between ASCs and HOPDs, with GI procedures for those with original Medicare and no supplement being cheaper at ASCs.
AMA Study: Physicians Increasingly Adopting Digital Health Tools (Healthcare Innovation)
Over the past three years, practicing physicians have moved to adopt more digital health tools in their practice, according to the results of a study released by the AMA.
The Gut-Brain Axis: What it is, associated problems and new therapies (Talking Biotech)
CEO Nancy Thornberry from Kallyope describes her company’s novel approaches to studying signaling in the gut-brain axis to resolve health issues stemming from dysfunction in the “second brain”.
8 Tips for Stopping Gastrointestinal Bleeding (GI & Endoscopy News)
Gastrointestinal bleeding causes more hospitalizations than any other GI-related disorder, but there are strategies endoscopists can use to reduce the chances of periprocedural and post-endoscopy bleeding.
Employed Docs Find Steady Income, Better Work-Life Balance: Survey (Medscape)
Medscape’s 2022 Employed Physicians Report surveyed more than 1,350 US physicians employed by healthcare organizations, hospitals, and large group practices to find out what they love about their jobs and what they don’t.
“Fecal Calprotectin for the small intestine” Alex Menys, PhD and Aline Charbaty, MD on Motilent and using MRI to guide management in small bowel Crohn’s (GI Startup Podcast)
Alex Menys (CEO, Motilent) and Aline Charabaty, MD discuss the utility of MRI-derived motility analysis in IBD, approaching disruptive MedTech as a physician, MRI vs. Ultrasound for small bowel IBD, and more.
83bar and Virgo Team up to Launch new Constellation™ Platform for Patient Recruitment (PR Newswire)
The first-of-its-kind patient recruitment platform integrates Virgo’s ability to analyze endoscopy videos to identify patients using an industry-recognized artificial intelligence algorithm.
Physician burnout higher in 2021 than 2020, study shows (Healthcare Dive)
Multiple studies have shown the crisis is exacerbating the issues as physicians and nurses have had to face increased risk of harassment and violence on the job as well as staffing shortages.
Celebrity Actors Film Their Colonoscopies to Bring Awareness (WebMD)
Gastroenterologists are applauding the actors for using their status to show how colonoscopy can be both easy and lifesaving. There is a large amount of data showing that similar campaigns can improve colon cancer screening rates.
Takeda Launches CDPATH™, a Personalized Prognostic Tool, Advancing Innovation for Patients with Crohn’s Disease (Bloomberg) 
The CDpath tool uses a blood test to predict someone’s potential risk for developing serious Crohn’s disease-related complications within the next three years.
Data Support Adjusting ADR Targets For Patients With Positive FIT Results (GI & Endoscopy News)
A 10% improvement in ADR translated to a 50% reduction in the risk for interval post-colonoscopy colorectal cancer (PCCRC) in FIT-positive patients.
Top 25 hospitals for gastroenterology in 2023 (Newsweek)
Rochester, Minn.-based Mayo Clinic has been named the top hospital in the world for gastroenterology in 2023, according to the report from Newsweek.
SAGES Extends Partnership with Theator on Additional Video-Based Assessments (PR Newswire)
Theator’s Surgical Intelligence Platform is the only technology harnessing advanced AI and computer vision technologies to automatically capture and analyze previously untapped surgical video data.
Victory for GI patients: Prior authorization reform passes House floor (AGA)
The new legislation will reform prior authorization and streamline the process in Medicare Advantage plans.

More Hot headlines in GI

ICYMI: SF Show- Erik Duhaime, CEO of Centaur Labs: Networks of people & computers will work together (NextServices)

AI-based pathology diagnosis tool in development detects 7 types of gastric cancer (News Medical)

Sleeve gastrectomy selection soared nearly 2000% following Medicare coverage change (Healio)

Results of TINYPOLYP Trial Support Use Of Cold Forceps for Nonpedunculated Polyps
(GI & Endoscopy News)

Lupin receives US FDA approval for kit used in colonoscopy preparation (Business Standard)

AI-enhanced colonoscopy now offered at UT Health East Texas (KETK)

Microbiota transplantation as a possible therapeutic tool: deciphering how the technique is successful in different diseases (EurekAlert!)

Jonathan Ng, MBBS, Founder and CEO of Iterative Scopes, Named to PharmaVoice 100 (Business Wire)

Floris de Voogd on Intestinal Ultrasound for Tracking Response in UC (Medpage Today)

Are Parkinson’s and IBD Linked by Inflammation? (GI & Endoscopy News)

Videos: Interviews with GI Leaders  (NextServices)

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