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GI OnDEMAND’S Virtual Care Conversations: Many healthcare providers are facing challenges trying to keep up with evolving telehealth policies and technologies. If you’re interested in reimbursement, licensing, technology, and the potential of virtual care for managing patients with chronic GI conditions, this podcast is for you! GI ONDEMAND is on the cutting edge of integrated virtual care and has created this podcast to engage in informative conversations about telehealth policy and technology with leading industry experts and providers.

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EoE: Putting Evidence Into Virtual Care Practice

October 2021

Joy W. Chang, MD

This podcast was made possible by support from Sanofi Genzyme & Regeneron Pharmaceuticals. Dr. Eric Shah is joined by Dr. Joy W. Chang, a Gastroenterologist and Clinical Instructor at the University of Michigan School of Medicine, to discuss the benefits of having virtual care access for patients with Eosinophilic Esophagitis (EoE). Dr. Chang shares her insights on this rare disease, including treatment options, and explains how a virtual care system eases the burden on EoE patients by utilizing multidisciplinary care to manage their disease. (17:00)

Telehealth Policy Update with Mei Kwong from the CCHP

June 2021

Mei Wa Kwong, JD

Mei Wa Kwong, Executive Director for the Center for Connected Health Policy (CCHP), has updates on telehealth policy, and discusses what practitioners have been doing well, what still needs to happen from a healthcare and legislative standpoint, and the complications of broadband connectivity infrastructure in regards to Telehealth accessibility. (22:17)

How GI OnDEMAND Brings Genetic Cancer Screening to GI Practices via Ambry’s CARE Program

May 2021

Heather Hampel, MS, LGC and Kory Jasperson, MS, CGC

Dr. Eric Shah welcomes genetic counselor Heather Hampel from The Ohio State University College of Medicine, as well as Director of Clinical Services at Ambry Genetics, Kory Jasperson, to discuss the role virtual care has played in genetic cancer screening. Hear how Ambry's CARE genetic program can help practitioners identify patients at increased risk for hereditary diseases and why this system is so beneficial to patients. (30:13)

How Virtual Care Makes It Easier to Include a GI Psychologist in Your Practice

April 2021

Lin Chang, MD, FACG, Darren Brenner, MD, FACG and Megan E. Riehl, PsyD

Listen to a panel of expert discussing the role of GI Psychologists in gastroenterology, and how a virtual care model can help your practice adopt a multidisciplinary approach to GI patient care. Joining the conversation is Lin Chang, MD, FACG, Professor of Medicine at UCLA, Darren Brenner, MD, FACG, an Associate Professor of Medicine and Surgery at Northwestern University, and Megan E. Riehl, PsyD, a GI psychologist at the University of Michigan. (44:24)

How Virtual Care Can Help Improve Colorectal Cancer Screening & Surveillance

March 2021

Carol A. Burke, MD, FACG and Jordan J. Karlitz. MD, FACG

In honor of National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, host, Dr. Eric Shah discusses the recently updated ACG colorectal cancer screening guidelines that lower the age for routine colonoscopy screening from 50 to 45. Dr. Carol Burke and Dr. Jordan Karlitz join the conversation to provide insights on the role of Telehealth and virtual care in colorectal cancer screening, surveillance, coordinated care, genetic testing, and patient outreach. (23:54)

FIBER, FODMAP & ARFID: Three Important Topics In Telemedicine

February 2021

Kate Scarlata, RD and Kyle Staller, MD, MPH

Our host Dr. Eric Shah discusses how to incorporate dietary strategies into telemedicine. Kate Scarlata, RD explains how fiber can be confusing to patients and even some doctors. She also explains FODMAPS and how dietitians are helping GI patients through telemedicine. Kyle Staller, MD, MPH explains ARFID and how it's possible to use telemedicine as a screening tool. (27:00)

A Roundtable Discussion on Telehealth Policies

January 2021

Mei Wa Kwong, JD, Stephen T. Amann, MD, FACG and Daniel J. Pambianco, MD, FACG

Host Dr. Eric Shah leads an illuminating discussion on telehealth policy and implementation. Listen in as Mei Wa Kwong, JD, a national expert on telehealth policy, explains the current policies. The panel of experts also includes Dr. Stephen T. Amann and Dr. Daniel J. Pambianco who give their provider perspectives on the opportunities and roadblocks for gastroenterologists using telehealth in practice. (36:50)