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NextServices partners with Gastrologix to launch GastroInfuse, a program to help GI practices develop infusion as an ancillary (NextServices)
We are excited to announce our new collaboration with Gastrologix in the launch of GastroInfuse, a new program that helps independent gastroenterology practices develop in-office infusion services.
United Digestive Announces Dr. John Suh as new CMO Celebrates Dr. Steven Morris’ Four Decades of Leadership (PRNewswire)
United Digestive announced John Suh, MD, MPH as its new chief medical officer (CMO). Founding CMO, Steven J. Morris, MD, will remain on the organization’s board of directors.
Who leads the PE-backed GI platforms? (Becker’s GI & Endoscopy)
Seven gastroenterology platforms have been established in the specialty since May 2016. Here are the main leaders behind each one.
Interview: Trends Influencing Gastroenterology and all of Healthcare  (NextServices)
In this interview on RamaOnHealthcare, you’ll learn about trends that impact not just gastroenterology but all of healthcare. The interview is based on the upcoming book on the future of gastroenterology: Scope Forward – The Future of Gastroenterology Is Now in Your Hands.
EHRs May Hold Keys to Practice Survival In the COVID Era  (Gastroenterology & Endoscopy News)
The development of ancillary services is a crucial consideration for gastroenterology practices, particularly in the trying times of the COVID-19 pandemic. What service line should you develop? The answer may lie in the contents of your EHRs.
Telemedicine Success in Gastro Surgery Practice (MedPage Today)
Experience at a large endoscopy clinic in Dallas showed that telemedicine boosted numbers of new patients scheduled and seen — and this was well before the COVID-19 pandemic struck, researchers said.
Tailored Messaging Needed to Get Cancer Screening Back on Track  (Medscape)
Lisa Richardson, MD, emerged from Atlanta, Georgia’s initial COVID-19 lockdown, and “got back out there” for some overdue doctor’s appointments, including a mammogram.
Q&A: Patients who refuse FIT, colonoscopy prefer blood test for CRC screening (Healio)
A study published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute concludes that Epi proColon is the test of choice for individuals not willing to participate in fecal immunochemical tests or colonoscopy screening.
Want to be a physician-entrepreneur? Get these insights from Dr. Don Lazas (ObjectiveGI) (Nextservices)
In this video, Dr. Don Lazas shares his insights on how GI physicians can take the spirit of entrepreneurship beyond private practice.
Meet the leadership team tasked with growing PE-backed Gastro Care Partners (Becker’s GI & Endoscopy)
Denver-based Gastro Care Partners appointed an executive leadership team with experience in building and scaling physician practices.
How we managed our GI practice during COVID-19 in San Francisco (AGA)
Aparajita Singh, MD, MPH, and Lukejohn Day, MD, share their approaches to caring for patients in GI clinics and endoscopy centers during this pandemic.
Top in GI: COVID-19 and colorectal cancer screening, duodenoscopes  (Healio)
Colorectal cancer screening rates have significantly decreased in recent years among at-risk populations, and COVID-19 has exacerbated this decline, according to a recent analysis.
Web-based fellowship interviews in the era of COVID 19: Tips and tricks (GI & Hepatology News)
Until recently, most programs relied exclusively on on-site face-to face interviews. Since the appearance of the COVID-19 pandemic, the medical field has utilized web-based platforms.
HHS extends application deadlines for financial assistance programs (Healio)
HHS announced that Medicaid, Medicaid managed care, Children’s Health Insurance Program and dental providers as well as certain Medicare providers experiencing financial difficulty stemming from COVID-19 now have until Aug. 28 to apply for funding relief.
Mount Sinai expands GI services — 3 insights (Becker’s GI & Endoscopy)
New York City-based Mount Sinai Health System leased space in Scarsdale, N.Y., to open Mount Sinai Doctors Westchester, which will expand physician services in the region.
With More Fed COVID Aid in Doubt, Practices Struggle to Survive (Medscape)
Despite a rebound in face-to-face office visits since May, the cumulative effect of all the lost business is dragging down many practices, reports from a variety of sources reveal.
Video: Erica Brenner, MD: Returning to Normal in Gastroenterology (HCP Live)
Brenner explained why it was important for doctors and researchers to consistently update the community and patients on guidelines and best practices regarding safety in order to maintain health care services without sacrificing much.
Video: Stephen Hanauer, MD: Gastrointestinal Symptoms Mild in COVID-19  (HCPLive)
A gastroenterologist discusses how gastrointestinal symptoms are manifesting in patients with COVID-19.

Headlines for GI
How real is Virtual/Augmented Reality in healthcare? (Exponential Tech Part 4) (NextServices)
Newsletter: Telehealth and the new choreography of ‘anywhere care’  (RamaOnHealthcare)
Gastrointestinal and liver involvement in patients with COVID-19 (The Lancet)
Flatus: An aerosol generating concern during the COVID‐19 pandemic (BJS)
EHR Add-on Could Help Predict Advanced Fibrosis (Gastroenterology & Endoscopy News)
Crossover Health: The Amazon Deal, Primary Care & The Rise of the ‘Health Activist’ Employer (The Healthcare Blog)
ICYMI: Early Colonoscopy Does Not Improve Outcomes of Patients With Lower Gastrointestinal Bleeding: Systematic Review of Randomized Trials (AGA)
Ear Stimulation Eases IBS Pain in Teens (MedPage Today)
Patients with IBD discontinue methotrexate at higher rate than thiopurines (Healio)
Comparison of Mask Types Finds Key Differences in Filtration (Medscape)
5 top-read stories in GI this week — Best hospitals for GI & more (Becker’s GI & Endoscopy)
AGA Clinical Practice Guidelines on the Gastrointestinal Evaluation of Iron Deficiency Anemia (AGA)
Five no-regret strategies health systems are employing for sustainable results (Becker’s Hospital CFO Report)

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