AGA Tech Summit

VIDEO: It’s all about improving the patient experience



BOSTON – “When I assess a new technology,” said V. Raman Muthusamy, MD, chair of the AGA Center for GI Innovation and Technology (CGIT), “I look for three things” – it should allow us to do something we couldn’t do before, give better outcomes and/or do the procedure less invasively, or provide cost savings. Ideally, he said during an interview at the AGA Tech Summit, it should do all three. Dr. Muthusamy, director of interventional endoscopy and general GI endoscopy at the University of California, Los Angeles, said one of the goals of the CGIT is to keep physicians up to date on new technologies, but he recommends all physicians assess the data on new technologies and weigh the advantages before incorporating a new device into their practice. Better diagnostic tools and novel therapeutics should improve the patient experience.

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