Curated GI articles August 12th, 2021:
Google AI detects elusive polyps | Digital GI co raises $61 million
Mahana Therapeutics raises $61 Million to Support Commercialization and Development of Digital Therapeutics (Business Wire)
Mahana Therapeutics has raised a total of $81 million to develop and commercialize its pipeline of digital therapeutics.
6 recent GI sales, partnerships (Becker’s GI & Endoscopy)
Gastro Health onboarded a new practice, and a private equity firm acquired an endoscopy center. Compiled by Becker’s, here are six recent sales and partnerships in gastroenterology.
State-by-State breakdown of 50 best hospitals for gastroenterology & GI surgery (Becker’s GI & Endoscopy)
California is leading with the most hospitals in U.S. News & World Report’s 2021-22 rankings for best gastroenterology and GI surgery hospitals.
3 Major GI Groups Support COVID Vax Mandates for Health Care Workers (Gastroenterology & Endoscopy News)
The ACG, AGA, ASGE are among the roughly 90 medical groups which have endorsed a call to require health care workers to receive a COVID-19 vaccine.
Google researchers develop AI system for improved colorectal polyp detection (Mark Tech Post)
Google’s new technology can help detect colorectal polyps using machine learning while improving incomplete detections.
3 biggest ASC trends from the past week (Becker’s ASC Review)
Becker’s ASC Review Editor-in-Chief Laura Dydra laid out the three biggest stories from this past week in an episode of Becker’s Ambulatory Surgery Center Podcast.
IBD Risk Rises With Higher Ultraprocessed Food Intake (Medscape)
Individuals who consumed more ultraprocessed foods had a significantly increased risk of developing IBD than those who consumed less, according to data from more than 100,000 adults
Making the impossible possible-How Medtronics is Changing HealthCare (Fast Company)
Medtronic engineers are using AI and machine learning to sift through mountains of data and develop the next generation of sensing technologies to overcome Global Health challenges.
JPMorgan’s healthcare venture eyes investments in telehealth, data analytics (Becker’s Health IT)
JPMorgan’s new healthcare company Morgan Health launched in May as a continuation of Haven is gearing up to further invest in digital healthcare with $250 million to spend.
IBD: COVID-19 Vaccination Still Effective in Immunosuppressed (Medscape)
Full vaccination against SARS-CoV-2 was more than 80% effective at reducing infection in people with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) who were taking immunosuppressive medications.
Podcast: The Consolidation of Healthcare -What Does it Mean for Investors? (McGuire Woods)
Join host Geoff Cockrell and Cascade Partners founder and managing director Rajesh Kothari as they discuss what consolidation and other major industry trends mean for the healthcare investor.
With The Transparency Rule In Effect, Colonoscopy Prices Suggest High-Price Hospitals are all over the Place (Health Affairs)
Despite the frequency with which patients seek a colonoscopy, the distribution of its negotiated price on the nationwide commercial market remains unknown due to the lack of price transparency.
AI-assisted endoscopy reduces gastric neoplasm miss rate (Healio)
According to study results, the combined number of diagnoses was 49 gastric neoplasms in 47 patients in the AI group and 44 gastric neoplasms in 43 patients in the routine group.
Colonoscopy Obstacles for Vulnerable Patients After an Abnormal FIT (MedPage Today)
In a qualitative study, frequently cited obstacles to colonoscopy completion after an abnormal FIT included social determinants of health, organizational factors and patient cognition.
Doctors may be able to send patients Zoom link in the future (Mobi Health News)
Though the providers’ experience will be the same, allowing for host controls and virtual backgrounds, patients will simply need to click a link to join the meeting.
ASCs to halt surgeries as COVID-19 surges? Execs prep for next few months (Becker’s ASC Review)
An increasing number of ASC’s and health systems in the Southern States like Texas, Louisiana, and Florida are delaying elective surgeries to focus on COVID-19 patients.
More Hot headlines in GI
IRA Capital Completes Sale of Medical Office and Life Science Portfolio to Nuveen for $620.4 Million (PR Newswire)
Surgery Partners inks deal with New York Endoscopy Center (Becker’s GI & Endoscopy)
Employer’s mull health insurance surcharges for unvaccinated (Becker’s Payer Issues)
Probiotics Show Promise for Symptoms of Functional GI Disorders (MedPage Today)
What will ASC competition look like in 5 years? (Becker’s ASC Review)
Videos: Interviews with GI Leaders (NextServices)