GI physicians are having to do more and more for less and less. Inefficiency, costs, payor and health system dominance, shortage of qualified personnel, EHR frustrations and a resistance to change amongst partners contribute to ongoing frustrations.
While GI practices are occupied with day-to-day issues, the world of GI is getting disrupted by the forces of digital and business. The mindset that the old norm of limited service lines and diagnostic procedures will remain points to an uncertain future.
Advances in the microbiome, personalized medicine, DNA and RNA-based technology, virtual care, GI psychology, wearables, artificial intelligence are reshaping GI care as we know it.
What happens next depends on the side of disruption you end up in: disrupted OR disruptor?
The GI Mastermind is a community of likeminded, entrepreneurial, innovative leaders who care enough about GI to prepare and position themselves for the future.
"Be prepared for a deep, personal and intellectually challenging dive."
"I have never attended a more real-life, in-your-face, reality check for gastroenterologists."
"When one thinks of educational programs, they are often focused on obtaining, reviewing, or retaining knowledge. GI Mastermind goes well beyond that. The measurement of IMPACT comes to mind. It is immediate and awakening. I have never attended a more real-life, in-your-face, reality check for gastroenterologists. Future change is exponential. Change is now."
VONDA REEVES, MD, GI ASSOCIATES (GI ALLIANCE)
WHO'S BEEN THERE?
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About GI Mastermind
The GI Mastermind (GIMM) started as an experiment in 2021 to help GI leaders see the future through the lens that I was seeing. It was to help the industry implement takeaways from my book, Scope Forward (2020). The outcomes have been stunning. New leadership opportunities, new startups, new service lines, new ancillaries, new industry collaborations - GI Masterminders have shown what's possible when they decide to lead and build the future of gastroenterology.
GIMM will help you gain deep insights into the tectonic shift to digital health. When you connect the dots to the future, you will be able to integrate technological trends into your present business. The course will help you look beyond traditional business models of care. You will begin to innovate like a startup. That will help you cut costs and find new service lines. Finally, you will gain a fresh perspective on leadership for a post-pandemic world. It'll reflect on how you influence your staff, partners and the industry.
There are three core circles of the GI Mastermind: DIGITAL, BUSINESS, LEADERSHIP. That foundation will help you prepare and build the bridge to the future of gastroenterology on your terms. In addition to gaining insights from core sessions, you will network with GI industry leaders in an open, intimate setting that doesn't exist anywhere else.
Understand what exponential technologies are and why industries are changing faster than before. The future lies in the convergence of clinical, technology, and business trends.
The shift to digital
Linear vs. Exponential thinking
Basics of health IT - bits to cloud
Rapid solution design
Power of digital convergence
It's not enough to understand the shift to digital. We must know how to build new business models that can save us enormous time, money and resources.
Technology and business models are enablers. What actually matters is authentic leadership that can mobilize people toward action. Be a positive force in a post-pandemic world.
Designing time around your priorities
Leadership is influence
Depth and breadth of leadership
"Any time I can spend with Praveen, is more than well spent. I always learn from his insights, and am challenged by his thought provoking questions."
DR. SCOTT KETOVER, PRESIDENT & CEO, MNGI DIGESTIVE HEALTH, MINNESOTA
"The Mastermind experience is a must for navigating the convergence of technology, innovation and healthcare management. The small-group, unfiltered conversations with leaders from the clinical, technology and business sectors have provided valuable insight into the future of healthcare delivery.
BE PREPARED for a deep, personal and intellectually challenging drive."
DR. DAN NEUMANN, PRESIDENT & CEO, GASTROINTESTINAL & LIVER SPECIALISTS OF TIDEWATER (CAPITAL DIGESTIVE CARE)
What you get
Virtual live sessions with Praveen on the three themes of the Mastermind (digital, business and leadership) every month. Gain unique insights and perspective that aren't available elsewhere.
Wisdom of the Mastermind
Confidentially tap into the wisdom of the Mastermind group for practical solutions to your day-to-day concerns.
Exclusive guest webinars
Get access to exclusive closed door conversations with other industry leaders + invites to future GIMM webinars.
Praveen's new book + interviews
Early access to insights and research from Praveen's upcoming playbook for leaders on digital health. Benefit from Praveen's interviews of GI leaders.
Private LinkedIn group and events
GIMM experience comes with invite to exclusive LinkedIn group and intimate networking opportunities.
A sounding board
Use Praveen as a sounding board for your personal/professional/business areas as you navigate to the future.
Get lifetime access to all GIMM recorded materials and updates to the program.
Core sessions with Praveen occur January through December second Wednesday 7.30pm-9pm ET except during summer months (July and August). January and December sessions are 2-hr duration.
Guest webinars are usually scheduled on weekdays 7.30-9pm ET. Exact dates depend on guest calendars.
All sessions (core + webinars) are held via Zoom.
New startups have been spun off from GIMM - others expanded.
NEW LEADERSHIP ROLES.
GIMMers found new roles in digital health companies.
Partnerships with industry resulted in strategic opportunities.
New exponential ancillaries have been created.
NEW SERVICE LINES
Revenue models that repurposed existing infrastructure.
Life transformation by discovering purpose and meaning.
What's different about the GI Mastermind?
The shift to digital is real. Old service lines in GI are --- yes, old. If you are looking to take an elevator to the future, there's nothing like this out there.
GI Mastermind is a year-long program for busy GI leaders to build a bridge to the future. An overlap of digital + business + leadership. Exclusive guest webinars to know what you can't elsewhere.
Past Guest Speakers
Giovanni Di Napoli
President of GI, Medtronic
CEO, Oshi Health
Prof. M.S. Krishnan
Associate Dean, Michigan Ross School of Business
Dr. Paul Limburg
CMO for Screening,
Dr. Sravanthi Parasa
Gastroenterologist & Clinical Researcher, Swedish Medical Center
CEO, Bold Health
Cofounder/CEO, Centaur Labs
Dr. Spencer Dorn
Gastroenterologist, Vice Chair & Professor of Medicine, University of North Carolina
Dr. Lawrence Kosinski
Gastroenterologist, CMO, SonarMD
Dr. Dan Neumann,
Capital Digestive, Founder of Trillium Health
Dr. Jenifer Siegelman
Head, Novel and Emerging Technologies, Takeda
Dr. Jonathan Ng
CEO, Iterative Health
Praveen Suthrum is an entrepreneur and healthcare futurist. He co-founded NextServices, a company that helps healthcare businesses thrive through better operations and technology. He also co-founded NovoLiver, a company that helps reverse fatty liver disease through weight loss. Additionally, he runs a mastermind program for gastroenterology leaders and a podcast called The Scope Forward Show.
Praveen has been featured in Forbes, Inc., The Economic Times, The Detroit News, and STAT News. He’s the author of Private Equity in Gastroenterology and Scope Forward - books that have transformed the space of gastroenterology. He has spoken as faculty at all major gastroenterology societies including American College of Gastroenterology, Digestive Health Physicians Association, and American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy. He’s also given keynote talks at retreats of private practice GI groups such as Capital Digestive Care and Connecticut GI.
He has an engineering degree from Manipal Institute of Technology and an MBA from University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business. He also completed advanced yoga teachers training at The Yoga Institute.
Previously, he served on the board of Dr. Mohan’s Diabetes Centre, one of the largest VC-funded diabetic chains in India and as the Chairman of the Michigan Ross Alumni Board of Governors.
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The fee for the Mastermind:
More than one participant from the same organization: $5,600 (20% off for each participant)
For attendees of GIMM LIVE (Charlotte): $4,200 (40% off)
If you don’t love the program after experiencing it for 30 days and completing assignments, we’ll refund 100% of the fees.
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"Mastermind has given me a very different perspective on the future of gastroenterology and how exponential technologies are changing our field and we need to be prepared for the future. Moreover, I've connected with the thought leaders in the field of gastroenterology and beyond."
DR. HARISH GAGNEJA, ACG GOVERNOR OF SOUTHERN TEXAS, AUSTIN GASTROENTEROLOGY (GI ALLIANCE)
"GI Mastermind is an eye-opening, inspiring, educating and futuristic course led by a caring and knowledgeable leader. It will instruct gastroenterologists on staying relevant."
DR. CHARLES ACCURSO, MEDICAL DIRECTOR, DIGESTIVE HEALTHCARE CENTER, NEW JERSEY
"Confidentially troubleshoot issues within your practice by using your classmates as sounding boards. Who knows, as a result, you may even garner a role in a growing digital health company, like I did."
DR. ARJUN VENKAT, GI-HEPATOLOGIST, CEO OF NOVOLIVER, OHIO
"I found the program enlightening and helped me think about how to best position our group for the anticipated changes in care delivery using new technology like telehealth."
DR. NARESH GUNARATNAM, CEO OF HURON GASTRO, MICHIGAN
"Participating in the GI Mastermind was a privilege. Diverse stakeholders, an embrace of intellectual curiosity, and a wider aperture are the key ingredients for what makes it the most interesting platform in GI. It was an inspiring experience for me and I highly recommend the GI Mastermind for anyone who thinks regularly about what is around the corner."
DR. RUSS R. ARJAL, CO-FOUNDER. PRESIDENT AND CHIEF MEDICAL OFFICER, TELEBELLY HEALTH INC.
"If you would like to change the trajectory of your practice and prepare for the trends buffeting the industry, do not hesitate to join Praveen Suthrum and a class of like-minded forward thinkers. Required reading, interactive technology, and a stellar cast of invited guest lecturers round out the impressive curriculum."
DR. ARJUN VENKAT, GI-HEPATOLOGIST, CEO OF NOVOLIVER, OHIO
"GI Mastermind allows you the opportunity to self reflect andchallenge your daily process, helping you open up your mind. The group meeting is intimate and welcoming, creating relationships you otherwise may not have formed. It serves as a platform for creativity and insight into the future practice of gastroenterology."
DR. GEORGE SANCHEZ, GASTRO HEALTH
"I highly recommend the GI Mastermind program to anyone interested in GI innovation. Participating in the program feels like getting a glimpse of the future, while also receiving practical advice on how to play a role in shaping that future. As an entrepreneur, it was incredibly beneficial to learn together with forward-thinking physicians and get their valuable perspective on where our industry is headed."
MATT SCHWARTZ, COFOUNDER AND CEO, VIRGO SURGICAL
"GI Mastermind has been some of the best time ever spent. As the GI space rapidly evolves, GIMM provides a forum to exchange ideas with some of the brightest and diverse thought leaders in the GI space on how to thrive and drive catalytic change. Praveen presents the framework to discuss challenges and opportunities while supporting a discussion that is intriguing, inviting and open. He encourages us to take action now. His impressive invited guest list includes his former class participants that have already taken action and have now created companies and products that are propelling the industry forward."
DR. AJA MCCUTCHEN, BOARD MEMBER, UNITED DIGESTIVE, CHAIR OF DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION, DHPA, VICE CHAIR, AGA RESEARCH FOUNDATION
"Great opportunity to discuss and reflect on subjects you are not able to anywhere else. Praveen brings modern and contemporary ideas that become essential food for thought."
DR. EDWIN LEE, CAPITAL DIGESTIVE CARE
"Having the opportunity to participate in the GI Mastermind was very enlightening. With a cohort of clinicians, administrators and industry leadership, the discussions were thought provoking and constructive. Praveen pushes you to think differently, consider all options and challenge yourself and your teams to be part of the paradigm shifts in GI patient care."
SCOTT LISH, VP, ITERATIVE HEALTH
"My experience at GI Mastermind was an eye-opening experience. It made me re-look at my whole private practice and plans for the next 10-15 years. It made me sit down and think instead of constantly running to the next task and come up with a plan for the future."
DR. RAJAT PARIKH, PRESIDENT, BIRMINGHAM GASTROENTEROLOGY
"Praveen Suthrum's Mastermind course was one of the highest yield educational experiences I've had. GI is a dynamic field, whats true today won't necessarily be true tomorrow. His course prepares you to navigate change."
What’s the background to the three themes of digital, business, and leadership?
20 years ago, we would categorize Internet-enabled businesses separately. But today, all businesses are Internet-enabled. Similarly, today we distinguish between digital health companies and others. In the next decade, all healthcare businesses will be digital health business (digital). When you go through a digital health transformation older business rules don’t apply. We need newer business models (business). That also means we need a mindset that’s geared toward unlearning and relearning - not just once but constantly (leadership). That’s how the three, overlapping themes of digital, business, and leadership evolved.
Why is it called Mastermind vs. Master Class?
A master class is an instructor-led one-way street. In a Mastermind, we are equal contributors. We offer our perspective and takeaway fresh insights from others. Far into the future, you’ll gain by the deep relationships you’ll form during the Mastermind.
Who will be conducting the sessions?
I (Praveen) will be conducting the core sessions. We’ll invite expert guests and engage in deeper conversations on specific topics.
Here’s my professional background in technology and business. What you may not find online is my background in mindfulness training and yoga - today, that forms the foundation of all my work.
I’ve come to realize - especially during the pandemic - that the intersection in digital, business and leadership is what’s needed for the future of healthcare.
Who’s in the program?
The program involves an eclectic mix of private practice gastroenterologists (small, midsize and large groups), GI-tech investors, entrepreneurs and senior corporate leadership. The richness of the Mastermind experience comes from the intersection of these backgrounds. What connects the group is a real desire to build a different future for GI.
What if I miss a session?
You’ll get the most value when you attend sessions live. However, recordings are available if you miss a session. You can also schedule a 1-on-1 with me on an as-needed basis.
What’s the Wisdom of the Mastermind?
You can bring your practical day-to-day problems and tap into the wisdom of the collective group. Cut your learning and implementation cycle.
My knowledge of [choose: digital/business] is very limited. Will it be difficult to follow the content?
We will cover fundamentals in a way that’s easy to understand and then move to advanced topics. The objective is not take you away from your core but to develop enough capacity to get work done from other professionals.
I’m interested more in [choose: digital/business] vs. the other. How can the program help me?
You’ll have an opportunity to choose projects and assignments of your interests in digital, business, or leadership. You’ll also meet others who represent backgrounds that are of interest to you.
How will we communicate between sessions?
We’ll communicate via email, LinkedIn and Zoom between sessions.
What changes must I expect to see happen a year from now?
The GI Mastermind is a practical program where you are expected to implement insights in your businesses or careers. For example, you’ll get to “test” virtual reality therapy, apps or create a logo design competition via 99designs.
My hope is for the program to spur innovation, new startups, new GI ancillaries, business relationships, investment opportunities and become an ongoing resource for you well into the future. At a higher level, result in industry transformation.
How much time commitment will the program take?
Each monthly core session is for 90 minutes. It’s important to attend these sessions live to get the best of the Mastermind. Other activities: webinars, monthly assignments, team calls and projects will take at least 5-6 hours per month. The more you are able to invest in yourself, the more you’ll transform along the three themes of digital, business, and leadership.