Today's Top 20 Stories
  1. Medical office with ASC sells for $15.9M — 3 insights

    New York City-based Global Medical REIT purchased a medical office building housing the Germantown, Tenn.-based Wolf River Surgery Center for $15.9 million, Memphis Daily News reports.  By Eric Oliver -
  2. Avanti Anesthesia taps Plexus Technology Group for EMR solution — 4 insights

    Houston, Texas-based Avantia Anesthesia selected Plexus Technology Group's Anesthesia Touch platform for its EMR system.  By Eric Oliver -
  3. PPIs included on list of drugs to 'seriously consider deprescribing'

    Medscape featured proton pump inhibitors on a list of 11 drugs physicians should consider deprescribing.  By Eric Oliver -
  1. Stock market week-in-review for 5 large GI companies — Sept. 5-8

    Here is how five major, publicly traded gastroenterology companies fared in the stock market for the week of Sept. 5 to Sept. 8, 2017.  By Eric Oliver -
  2. Gender breakdown of active physicians in 36 specialties

    In 2015, approximately 114,089 physicians specialized in internal medicine making it the leading specialty among active physicians. Of all active physicians in the U.S., 567,845 physicians were male and 292,003 were female.  By Eric Oliver -
  3. AGA, Crohn's & Colitis Foundation awarding $1M to improve IBD patient care — 4 insights

    The American Gastroenterological Association and The Crohn's & Colitis Foundation, along with Pfizer, issued a request for proposal to solicit best practices related to improving shared decision making and promoting effective health communication between inflammatory bowel disease patients and their physicians.  By Eric Oliver -
  4. 10 deficiencies AAAASF cites most and how to correct them — No. 1: The Life Safety Code standard

    The American Association for Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgery Facilities compiled its 10 most commonly cited deficiencies and provided solutions on how to address them.  By Eric Oliver -

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  1. PCPs spend 6 hours interacting with EHRs daily: 4 key points

    Primary care physicians spend a great deal of time interacting with EHRs. A study published in Annals of Family Medicine found the average was two hours per one hour of direct patient care.  By Mary Rechtoris -
  2. ASC leader to know: Mark Edwards of Practice Partners in Healthcare

    Mark Edwards is the CFO of Practice Partners in Healthcare, an ASC management company. Most of the company's ASCs are located in the Southeast U.S.  By Mary Rechtoris -
  3. KKR to finance Covenant Surgical Partners acquisition through $195M loan & more: 4 ASC company notes

    Here are four notes on ASC management companies for industry leaders to know:  By Mary Rechtoris -
  4. What's the key to patient satisfaction? An efficient billing department

    Billing Buddies' Bonnie Flom penned an article on the relationship between practice success and medical billing.  By Eric Oliver -
  1. Stock market week-in-review for 4 large ASC chains — Sept. 5-8

    Here is how four major, publicly traded ASC chains fared in the stock market for the week of Sept. 5 to Sept. 8.  By Eric Oliver -
  2. Beaufort Memorial cancels all hospital, ASC surgeries temporarily due to Hurricane Irma

    Beaufort (S.C.) Memorial Hospital cancelled all surgeries scheduled at the hospital and its ASC through Sept. 12 or further notice, WSAV reports.  By Eric Oliver -
  3. Is a 20% savings in operational costs hiding in plain sight at your ASC?

    Healthcare leaders today are tasked with a difficult to achieve goal — improving efficiency. This mission at its core is simple, but identifying areas for improvement can be burdensome and many practices are unaware of the best next steps.  By Mary Rechtoris -
  4. CRH Medical continues acquisition streak — acquires GI anesthesia provider in Central Colorado

    CRH Medical Corp. acquired a 51 percent interest in a gastroenterology anesthesia practice in Central Colorado.  By Eric Oliver -
  5. FDA grants Innovate Biopharma's ulcerative colitis drug orphan designation — 3 insights

    The FDA awarded Innovate Biopharmaceuticals' INN-108 orphan drug designation.  By Eric Oliver -
  6. 5 most read GI/endoscopy stories: Sept. 4-8

    Here are the five most popular gastroenterology and endoscopy stories for the week of Sept. 4 to Sept. 8, 2017.  By Eric Oliver -
  7. 7 things for ASC leaders to know for Monday — Sept. 11, 2017

    Here are seven things ASC leaders should know for Sept. 11, 2017.  By Eric Oliver -
  8. Carle ASC secures $19.2 M building permit

    Urbana, Ill.-based Carle Foundation secured a building permit for its ASC, according to The News Gazette.  By Mary Rechtoris -
  9. Washington State Medical Association CEO: Why healthcare needs physician leaders

    The healthcare field's growing list of challenges poses new opportunities for physicians who can take on more leadership positions, according to an article Jennifer Hanscom published in Forbes. Ms. Hanscom is the CEO of the Washington State Medical Association and a Physicians Foundation board member.  By Mary Rechtoris -

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