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  1. 2 tech companies partner to distribute AI polyp detection for colonoscopies

    Micro-Tech Endoscopy USA and Wision A.I. partnered to make Micro-Tech the U.S. GI endoscopy distributor of Wision's EndoScreener, an artificial intelligence-assisted polyp detection software used during colonoscopies.
  2. ASCs can win with this major trend

    With the trends in healthcare moving toward value-based care models, ASCs could be in the perfect position for growth. 
  3. The Orthopaedic Institute buys stake in ValueHealth ASC in Florida

    Private equity-backed practice management company Orthopedic Care Partners is buying an ownership stake in value-based care company ValueHealth's ASC in The Villages, Fla.

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  1. ASC violated civil rights by denying vaccine exemptions, ex-employees allege

    Six former employees of an ASC allege they were fired from the surgery center after they were not granted religious-based exemptions from the COVID-19 vaccine, according to a May 20 complaint filed in the U.S. District Court of Western Michigan.
  2. Eye Care Leaders data breach hits at least 342,000 people

    Eye Care Leaders, an electronic medical record platform, experienced a data breach in December 2021, compromising the personal health information of at least 342,000 people from a minimum of eight eye care and surgical eye practices, IT security news source NetSec reported May 20.
  3. United Digestive adds Georgia liver health center to its network

    United Digestive, a gastroenterology-focused physician practice management company, added Daniel Mullady, MD, to its network.
  4. The move to value-based care is more than 'prevention vs. intervention,' says CEO

    With trends in healthcare moving toward value-based models, the structures that support fee-for-service programs may need to be adjusted or replaced entirely. Philadelphia-based Premier Orthopaedics has partnered with HOPCo to do just that.

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  1. Data breach hits 500,000 people at Illinois independent physician group

    Champaign, Ill.-based Christie Clinic, a physician-owned multispecialty group practice, suffered a data breach that placed the personal data of 502,869 people at risk, according to the HHS breach portal.
  2. Gastro Care Partners taps new editor-in-chief of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy

    Denver-based Gastro Care Partners, a provider of gastroenterology and ancillary patient treatment services, selected Douglas Adler, MD, as the next editor-in-chief of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy.
  3. Walmart's latest healthcare moves: 8 things for ASCs to know

    Walmart is making moves to boost its healthcare presence. Here are eight this year for ASC leaders to know:
  4. Fast facts about Surgery Partners

    Brentwood, Tenn.-based Surgery Partners is one of the largest ASC companies in the U.S., with more than 180 facilities and 4,000 physicians. 

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  1. Houston physician assistant guilty of distributing over 1.2M opioid pills 

    A physician assistant at two Houston-based clinics was convicted May 20 for distributing more than 1.2 million opioid pills, according to the U.S. Justice Department. 
  2. New York health center opens, offers gastroenterology services

    Lake Success, N.Y.-based Northwell Health opened Northwell Health Physician Partners, a center focused on primary and subspeciality care in White Plains, N.Y., Westchester & Fairfield County Business Journals reported May 23.
  3. Cleveland Clinic building $177M expansion with ophthalmology ASC

    Cleveland Clinic has broken ground on a $177 million expansion with an ophthalmology ASC, the health system said May 20. 
  4. Anesthesiologist running for Illinois House seat

    Anesthesiologist Bill Hauter, MD, is running for the 87th Illinois House District, the State Journal-Register reported May 20. 
  5. $156M paid for 2 California medical office properties

    Two California medical office properties were sold by real estate firm Stockdale Capital Partners for $156 million, the Los Angeles Business Journal reported May 23.
  6. Endoscopy devicemaker partners with surgical robot manufacturer

    Surgical endoscopy device company Creo Medical Group signed a deal with surgical robot company Intuitive.
  7. Coastal Orthopedics opening ASC, new HQ in Florida

    Bradenton, Fla.-based independent physician group Coastal Orthopedics is opening its second new facility in the past seven days, SRQ Magazine reported May 23.
  8. $220M outpatient cancer, surgery center replacing Florida ASC

    The Sarasota (Fla.) County Public Hospital Board approved a facility with outpatient surgery at the Brian D. Jellison Cancer Institute in Sarasota, Herald-Tribune reported May 23.
  9. Salary, studies and more: 11 gastroenterology updates

    Below are 11 gastroenterology updates for ASC leaders to know:

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