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Improving Health Equity in Gastroenterology

Multiple healthcare facilities across the United States are in underserved areas, which often require government support and increased patient awareness to promote optimal healthcare solutions. In many cases these facilities do not have funding to acquire new advancements and technologies. The American Society of Gastrointestinal and Endoscopy (ASGE), Medtronic (MDT) and Amazon Web Services (AWS) are committed to improving health equity in the field of gastroenterology.

 

AI-Assisted Colonoscopy

Colorectal cancer (CRC) screening is critical in the prevention of colon cancer, which is the 2nd leading cause of cancer deaths worldwide. Our field now has a second observer with AI-assisted colonoscopy, which supports physician decision-making in real-time procedures. 

The GI Genius™ system uses computer-aided detection algorithms to identify polyps of various sizes, shapes, and morphologies.1 A prospective, randomized study showed a 14.4% absolute increase in adenoma detection rate (ADR) using high-definition (HD) colonoscopy with the GI Genius™ module compared to HD colonoscopy alone.2   It does not replace physician decision-making during live colonoscopy and has been reported to increase adenoma detection rate with no significant increase in withdrawal time.2

 

 
 
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Apply Now to Receive GI Genius™

This unique health equity program will place 50 of Medtronic’s GI Genius™ intelligent endoscopy modules in facilities that primarily serve low income and underserved areas. This program is funded by Medtronic with support from AWS to help overcome challenges to access innovative solutions and generate further awareness of colorectal screening in low income communities.

ASGE is proud to support this program as part of its commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. ASGE will review qualifications and select facilities that best meet criteria.

The application process is now closed

Please work with your facility to identify the individual with authority for approval to complete the application process.

Medtronic Health Equity Program Information Guide

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The program includes a 3-year, no-charge capital equipment and service plan with Medtronic Gastrointestinal. The 3-year capital agreement includes any upgrades, enhancements, or services needed to support the equipment. The facility owns the equipment and at the end of the 3-year term can decide any further service plans for future upgrades. The GI Genius™ system is not networked to the healthcare system and no data exchange is expected through this program. There is no dollar exchange expected from those that are selected for this assistance program.

  1. Cesare Hassan, Michael B Wallace, Prateek Sharma, Roberta Maselli, Vincenzo Craviotto, Marco Spadaccini, Alessandro Repici. New artificial intelligence system: first validation study versus experienced endoscopists for colorectal polyp detection. Gut; 0:1–2.2020.
  2. Alessandro Repici, Cesare Hassan, Matteo Badalamenti, Roberta Maselli, Loredana Correale, Andrea Iannone, Franco Radaelli, et al. Efficacy of real-time computer-aided detection of colorectal neoplasia in a randomized trial. Gastroenterology. 2020; 159:512–520.e7