Rock Rockett: Yes, you can stay small and independent. But it’s a qualified yes (Interview) (NextServices)
Rock Rockett is the Founder and Principal of Rockett Healthcare Strategies. In this interview, we explore the big question on many people’s minds: is it still possible to stay small and independent if you choose to?
Scope Forward podcast – Dr. Baig and Dr. Gialanella: “Shift will occur when there’s financial hardship. And it’ll occur pretty quickly as we see screening colonoscopy going down” (Episode 20)
Listen to the interviews while on the move! Praveen Suthrum’s conversations with GI leaders are now available via the Scope Forward podcast on Apple Podcasts, Spotify and elsewhere.
The rise of GI Alliance (Becker’s GI & Endoscopy)
GI Alliance, led by President Jim Weber, MD, has aggressively expanded since first closing its deal with Waud Capital Partners in November 2018.
When burn-out reaches a pandemic level in gastroenterology (BMJ)
Up to one-half of gastroenterologists report burn-out, with increased rates among trainees, early career physicians and interventional endoscopists.
Provation and Iterative Scopes Announce Exclusive AI Partnership (Globe Newswire)
One of the first initiatives under the partnership will be an AI-based patient recruiting solution for inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) patients.
An escalating trend in private equity healthcare transactions (Becker’s ASC Review)
We have begun to notice a shift from the formation of platform GI businesses to tuck-in, also referred to as add-on, acquisition activity by these platform companies.
CRH Medical Corporation Announces Startup Joint Venture (PRNewswire)
Dr. Tushar Ramani said, “We now provide services to 71 ambulatory surgery centers across 14 states, and we see ample opportunity for additional business development execution over the remainder of 2021.”
CMS increases payment for administering COVID-19 vaccine (Healio)
CMS has announced that it is increasing the Medicare payment rate for administering COVID-19 vaccine doses, in some instances by more than 75%.
Colonoscopies, New-Patient GI Visits Walloped by COVID-19 (Gastroenterology & Endoscopy News)
The COVID-19 pandemic has had a broad impact on virtually all health care delivery, but one of the hardest hit areas is screening for colorectal cancer and subsequent follow-up for the disease.
FDA Clears Olympus’ Narrow Band Imaging® (NBI) for Use in Assessing Colonic Lesions (Daily American)
The data show experienced endoscopists employing a validated classification system, such as the NICE classification.
Amazon to soon launch telehealth offering in all 50 states, report says (Healthcare IT News)
Sources told Insider that the company plans to make its app-based Amazon Care services available to employees throughout the country.
Study finds blood-based CRC tests most cost-effective CRC screening test alternative (Becker’s GI & Endoscopy)
A blood-based colorectal cancer test was found to be the most cost-effective alternative colorectal cancer test for people who didn’t want a colonoscopy or fecal immunochemical test.
Swallowable Capsule-Camera Instead of Endoscopy for Use at Home (Medscape)
The Pillcam technology is manufactured by US medical device firm Medtronic. A national NHS trial will see patients in England given edible miniature cameras to check for signs of colon cancer.
cliexa scoops up GI surgical scheduling platform ProSkedge (mobi health news)
The acquisition allows cliexa to meet GI customers with an end-to-end automated scheduling, reporting and communications platform.
Apps Offer Digital Option To Track Stool Habits (Gastroenterology & Endoscopy News)
Phone apps that track stool habits are as accurate and effective as traditional paper diaries and could help improve the management of these conditions.
GI OnDEMAND Announces Partnership with Ambry Genetics (PRNewswire)
This partnership addresses a critical clinical need for identifying hereditary GI cancer syndromes to help guide potentially life-altering health care decisions.
FDA grants Check-Cap investigational device exemption for its prep-free CRC screening test (Becker’s GI & Endoscopy)
The test requires no bowel preparation and is noninvasive. The test, however, is not a colonoscopy replacement and all positive C-Scan tests should be followed by a colonoscopy.
Endoscopic bariatric treatments improve fibrosis in NAFLD (Healio)
Patients with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease who underwent endoscopic bariatric and metabolic therapies saw improvements in liver fibrosis and other outcomes.
Video: How to Become an ‘Ink Master’: Endoscopic Colonic Tattooing Tips (Medscape)
“To date, we’ve lacked expert guidelines or recommendations on the endoscopic tattooing technique.” Commentary by Dr. David A. Johnson.
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CRH Medical sees Q4 gains, overall dip in revenue in 2020: 5 details (Becker’s GI & Endoscopy)
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GEN Board Responds to NY Times Article on FIT Testing (Gastroenterology & Endoscopy News)
Doctor on Demand, Grand Rounds merge to form multibillion-dollar virtual care company (Becker’s Hospital Review)
Health systems partner to open pediatric outpatient center with GI, cardiology care (Becker’s GI & Endoscopy)
Crossing to Safety (Gastroenterology & Endoscopy News)
Game Changer for Ulcerative Colitis Patients Failing Anti-TNF? (MedPage Today)
Breaking down the top GI hospitals in the world: Newsweek (Becker’s GI & Endoscopy)