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GI Alliance and USPI Form Partnership to Expand GI Presence in Texas (PR Newswire)
The joint venture holds a majority position in two endoscopy centers co-owned by GI Alliance’s physician partners: GAB Endoscopy Center and South Plains Endoscopy Center.
Gastroenterology incentive bonuses averaged $60K last year (Becker’s GI & Endoscopy)
The report, released Jan. 27, outlines compensation and hiring trends and helps physicians collect industry data to analyze the current healthcare landscape.
Denver Digestive Health Specialists Joins GI Alliance (PR Newswire)
The alignment expands GI Alliance’s Colorado presence by combining forces with the existing GI Alliance partner, Colorado Gastroenterology, in Denver.
AGA and Varia Ventures launch fund to support GI innovation (AGA)
The fund will speed innovations from concept to clinic for the benefit of patients with digestive disease.
Iterative Scopes Enters Collaboration to Advance AI for Accelerating IBD Clinical Trials (Business Wire)
Agreement will leverage Iterative Scopes powerful machine learning and AI computational tools together with Janssen’s data science expertise to enhance clinical trials for IBD.
Private Equity in Health Care: Answers to Industry Questions (JD Supra)
Dickinson Wright Attorneys recently tackled some basic questions regarding private equity in health care during Dickinson Wright’s Health Law Summit.
The Effectiveness of Group and Self-help Hypnotherapy for Irritable Bowel Syndrome (Medscape)
Research literature for non- individualised approaches to hypnotherapy for IBS and to determine their effectiveness for reducing symptom severity.
Financial barriers to CRC screening reduced, thanks to new guidelines (Healio)
John Inadomi, MD, president of the AGA, outlined the Biden administration’s new guidance requiring private insurers to cover the cost of follow-up colonoscopy.
Susceptibility to long-term COVID-19 complications linked to gut microbiome profile (Healio)
Alterations to the composition of the gut microbiome were found in patients with long-term complications of COVID-19, according to study results published in Gut.
Detecting & Treating Arthralgia in IBD: What the Gastroenterologist Needs to Know (GI Insights)
Dr. Neil Nandi speaks with Dr. Monica Schwartzman to discuss the screening tools GIs can use to differentiate the types of arthralgia in their patients as well as key management approaches.
Over-the-Scope Clips Shown to Be Better For Preventing Upper GI Rebleeding (GI & Endoscopy News)
An over-the-scope clip combined with submucosal injection resulted in a lower incidence of nonvariceal rebleeding compared with through-the-scope clips.
Quality measurement in gastroenterology: A vision for the future (MDedge)
Providing high-quality care and improving patient outcomes are universal goals, though demonstrating this aspiration by reporting on quality metrics can be challenging.
How artificial intelligence is poised to reshape medicine (News Medical)
AI has made major strides in diagnosing cancers and providing new disease insights, largely through the use of whole-slide imaging.
48% of gastroenterologists are burned out: Medscape (Becker’s GI & Endoscopy)
For the report, Medscape surveyed 13,069 physicians in 29 specialties from June 29 to Sept. 26, 2021.
What Policies Can Unbreak Healthcare? (Actium Health)
Watch as Chris Hemphill guides us through a discussion with Paul Keckley that dives deep into trends, tipping points, policy debates, and more to help healthcare leaders.
PSC associated inflammatory bowel disease: A distinct entity (Taylor & Francis Online)
The article aims to review the unique characteristics of PSC-IBD from clinical, genetic, and microbiota point of view.
Intensive Drug Therapy Shown to Reduce Strictures (PE GI Journal)
New research has shown that intensive drug therapy improved stricture-related inflammation in those suffering from Crohn’s disease.
Sussing Out Small Bowel Bleeding: Key Evaluation Tools to Know (GI Insights)
Dr. Peter Buch explores the available tools—and their inherent challenges to be aware of—with Dr. Jonathan Leighton, one of the nation’s leading experts on small bowel bleeding.

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Register now for DDW® 2022 and the 2022 AGA Postgraduate Course (AGA)
Sanford Health adding $60M gastroenterology building to outpatient campus (Becker’s GI & Endoscopy)
Orlando Health announces the nationally and internationally recognized team of gastroenterologists leading the Orlando Health Digestive Health Institute (PR Newswire)
Gut health gets real (Health Beat)
70% of healthcare execs expect M&A activity to rise this year (McKnights)
List of top GI mentors (AGA)
IBM sells Watson Health assets to investment firm Francisco Partners
(Fierce Healthcare)
Group-based education improves symptom management, quality of life in celiac disease (Healio)
Underrepresentation of Minorities and Lack of Race Reporting in Ulcerative Colitis Drug Development Clinical Trials (Oxford Academic)
OpenBiome Announces New Collaboration with the University of Minnesota to Treat Patients with Recurrent C. difficile Infections (Open Biome)
Videos: Interviews with GI Leaders  (NextServices)