5 must-read GI articles this week

 

Here are five of the popular gastroenterology articles this week:

1. William Karnes, MD, is director of the high-risk program and colonoscopy quality at the UCI Health H.H. Chao Comprehensive Digestive Disease Center in Orange, Calif., and chief medical officer of Docbot, a technology that uses artificial intelligence to detect abnormalities from colonoscopy capsule video. Dr. Karnes shared his thoughts with Becker's ASC Review on the future of AI in gastroenterology and how the technology could help patients and physicians.

2. Patients are more likely to get screened for colorectal cancer if their provider has also been screened, according to a study published in Gastroenterology.

3. Austin (Texas) Gastroenterology is building a HyGIeaCare Center in Bee Cave, Texas.

4. Miami-based Gastro Health acquired Fairfax-based Gastroenterology Associates of Northern Virginia.

5. Atlanta Gastroenterology Associates took on a private equity partner in Frazier Healthcare Partners on Dec. 17, 2018, forming gastroenterology management company United Digestive in the process. AGA's Neal Patel, MD, revisited the deal, sharing insights into the due diligence process and describes what the scene is like at AGA almost one year later.

More articles on gastroenterology:
U of Nebraska Medical Center names new GI chief — 3 insights
Physician joins hospital to open bariatric center — 3 insights
How artificial intelligence could transform GI patient care: Dr. William Karnes of Docbot weighs in

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