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Illinois Gastroenterology Institute (IGI) Joins GI Alliance (PR Newswire)
“We are pleased to resume our 2020 expansion strategy, even during these unprecedented times and the continuing COVID-19 health crisis.” said Dr. Jim Weber, CEO of GI Alliance.
13 Interviews With GI Leaders – Private Equity To COVID-19 (NextServices)
These interviews provide insights on a diverse range of topics. From Private Equity to AI to Ancillary services to COVID-19. Watch them all now if you have missed them before.
Audio: Fauci to Medscape: ‘We’re All In It Together and We’re Gonna Get Through It (Medscape)
Conversation with Eric J. Topol, MD; Abraham Verghese, MD and Anthony S. Fauci, MD.
How Optum performed in Q2 & more — 10 ASC industry notes (Becker’s ASC Review)
10 updates on ASC companies and industry-relevant companies to note.
10 stats on GI compensation, debt, net worth & more (Becker’s GI & Endoscopy)
Gastroenterologists reported average annual compensation of $419,000, the sixth highest amount of specialty physicians.
PE-backed Texas Digestive Disease Consultants breaks ground on ASC — 4 insights (Becker’s GI & Endoscopy)
Southlake-based Texas Digestive Disease Consultants has a new ASC underway in Mansfield.
Early colorectal cancer screening benefits African Americans (Kaiser Permanente)
The American Cancer Society estimates that this year 147,950 people will be diagnosed with —and 53,200 people will die from — colorectal cancer.
Half of Recommended Biopsies Can Detect Microscopic Colitis (Medscape)
All patients with microscopic colitis who had biopsies of both the ascending and descending colon had positive slide review for at least one of the two sites.
Telemedicine revolution, deferred  (Politico)
Telehealth’s coronavirus wave has already begun to crest, laying bare some of the longstanding problems that inhibited the technology’s growth for years.
Obesity and the diet-microbiome connection: a conversation with a gastroenterologist  (Apple Podcasts)
Supriya Rao is a gastroenterologist. She shares her story and her expertise in obesity and the diet-microbiome connection.
ProciseDx Secures $10.5 Million Series A Financing Round Led by Biosynex, Forms an Independent Point-Of-Care Diagnostic Company (PR Newswire)
These tests use finger prick blood or stool samples and ProciseDx’s first menu is focused on GI physicians and includes inflammatory and drug monitoring tests.
Plunging Colonoscopy Rates May Signal Crisis Ahead (Medscape)
“We’ve made 32% fewer colon cancer diagnoses by mid-April compared with last year at that time.” Conversation with Jennifer A. Christie, MD; Carol A. Burke, MD and Klaus Mergener, MD, PhD.
‘We have to do a better job’: How structural racism in medicine harms both doctors and patients (STAT)
“I think that has to begin with medicine and the medical profession owning and just accepting their own role in perpetuating structural racism.”
‘This is the world without one vaccine:’ Addressing vaccine-hesitancy in IBD (Healio)
Talking to vaccine-hesitant patients about this topic can present significant challenges for gastroenterologists treating inflammatory bowel disease.
Treating Colorectal Cancer in the COVID-19 Era (Medscape)
“Our QUASAR group validated the Oncotype DX for colon cancer. The problem is that the risk factors associated with this assay for colon cancer are not as strong as for breast cancer.”
IBD Patients Can Learn Yoga From The Internet to Help Relieve Symptoms  (Gastroenterology & Endoscopy News)
An online video and audio series aims to introduce people with inflammatory bowel disease to yoga, meditation and breathing exercises from the comfort of their own homes.
6 new GI, endoscopy centers in June (Becker’s GI & Endoscopy)
Six surgery centers featuring gastroenterology and endoscopy services were opened or announced in June.
What’s Not to Love About Disposable Endoscopic Devices? (Gastroenterology & Endoscopy News)
Brian Lacy, MD, a professor of medicine at Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Fla., called the new findings “shocking.”

Headlines for GI
How real is Virtual/Augmented Reality in healthcare? (Exponential Tech Part 4) (NextServices)
3 Ways Predictive Analytics is Advancing the Healthcare Industry (Health IT Analytics)
Early Impact Of CMS Expansion Of Medicare Telehealth During COVID-19 (Health Affairs)
Physicians, Patients Give Telehealth High Marks During COVID-19 Pandemic (DHPA)
Audio: Your blueprint for diagnosing IBS (Clinical Care Optons)
Blood Test Could Signal More Severe COVID-19 Risk (Medscape)
Frost & Sullivan analysis calls 2020 ‘an unforgiving but transformational year’ for healthcare (Healthcare IT News)
Making use of the ‘new normal’ of wearable technology in clinical practice (Healio)
COVID vaccine tested in people shows early promise (MDedge)
Healthcare Industry Innovators Embracing Healthy Disruption (HIMSS)
Cedars-Sinai redeveloping GI facility after $25M gift — 3 insights (Becker’s GI & Endoscopy)

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