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Video: Interview with Dr. Alaparthi: Gastroenterology Center of Connecticut joins Hartford HealthCare  (NextServices)
Learn how a multispecialty GI group made a decision to ally with a regional hospital – an option that allowed them to stay independent.
A Closer Look at Exact Sciences, The Company Behind Cologuard  (Gastroenterology & Endoscopy News)
In April, television viewers heard in an advertisement for Cologuard: “Even though you’re stuck at home, you can still be screened for colon cancer.”
Practicing Medicine In The Era Of Private Equity, Venture Capital And Public Markets (Forbes)
“A business imperative trumped a clinical one—in each case introducing potential harm to patients for the benefit of shareholders and investors.”
Indiana GI group breaks ground on new clinic with surgery center (Becker’s GI & Endoscopy)
Evansville, Ind.-based Digestive Care Center broke ground on a new digestive care clinic in Warrick County, Ind.
Women Physicians 2020: The Issues They Care About (Medscape)
Medscape surveyed more than 3,000 women physicians, asking what their major challenges were. Work-life balance was by far the most important issue for women.
DDW: Spotlight on the Pancreas  (Gastroenterology & Endoscopy News)
Elham Afghani, MD, MPH, an assistant professor of medicine at the John Hopkins Pancreatitis Center, highlights pancreatic research submitted to the 2020 Digestive Disease Week.
COVID-19-related delays could cause 10,000+ CRC, breast cancer-related deaths, model says (Becker’s GI & Endoscopy)
The National Cancer Institute created a model examining breast and colorectal cancer-related mortality in light of COVID-19-related screening delays.
Standard of care lifestyle counseling improves NASH, fibrosis in children with NAFLD (Healio)
“NASH or fibrosis improvements occurred in 52% of children and 20% of children saw improvements in both.”
How a Texas endoscopy center is navigating the pandemic to stay open and independent (Becker’s GI & Endoscopy)
“When the pandemic started, our priorities initially were to make sure we were prepared with enough of an inventory for PPE and other supplies,” said Louis Wilson, MD, a partner at Wichita Falls Endoscopy Center.
Physician Recruitment Drops by 30% Because of Pandemic (Medscape)
“Rather than having many practice opportunities to choose from, physicians now may have to compete to secure practice opportunities that meet their needs.”
Employer-related concerns of health care social media (Healio)
“If you wouldn’t feel comfortable sharing it in an elevator, then don’t share it on social media,” Katie Duke, ACNP-BC said.
10 GI groups growing in 2020 (Becker’s Hospital Review)
This article outlines ten gastroenterology groups with plans to grow their footprint, workforce or services in 2020.
Japan university creates device to protect against COVID-19 transmission during endoscopy (Becker’s GI & Endoscopy)
The device captures coarse droplets from patients undergoing EGD and reduces the diffusion of aerosol droplets.
What Docs Hate: Every Specialty Has Its Thing (Medscape)
What things do different specialists hate? – Gastroenterologists hate food allergy tests — at least in the opinion of Irish gastroenterologist Anthony O’Connor.
Video: Patient protection during COVID-19 at The Endoscopy Center at St. Francis (Indianapolis Gastroenterology)
Learn how The Endoscopy Center at St. Francis is protecting patients during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Video: Reopening endoscopy during COVID-19 (Healio)
Nadeem Baig, MD, from Allied Digestive Health in New Jersey, talks about adapting an endoscopy practice to reopen during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Headlines for GI

How real is Virtual/Augmented Reality in healthcare? (Exponential Tech Part 4) (NextServices)
Congress Aims to Keep Telehealth Momentum Going Beyond the COVID-19 Crisis (mHealth Intelligence)
New Medicare Pass-Through Code for Single-Use Endoscopes (ASGE)
The Role of Biomarkers In the Management of Barrett’s Esophagus (Gastroenterology & Endoscopy News)
New CDC Guidance for Healthcare Personnel Exposed to HCV (Medscape)
AI in healthcare: Microsoft’s Kevin Scott on how tech can treat a pandemic (McKinsey & Company)
Work-life balance dwarfs pay in female doctors’ top concerns (GI & Hepatology News)
6 months in: The COVID-19 crisis (HealthcareDive)
HHS Issues New Report Highlighting Dramatic Trends in Medicare Beneficiary Telehealth Utilization amid COVID-19 (HHS)
5 top-read stories in GI this week — Income stats, preserving autonomy & more (Becker’s GI & Endoscopy)

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