The Scope with Dr. K — Episode 18

The Digitalization of GI – Praveen Suthrum

On the latest episode of The Scope with Dr. K, Dr. Lawrence Kosinski and his guest, Praveen Suthrum, discuss the massive digital shift that is occurring in gastroenterology.

Suthrum is currently the President of NextServices, which helps simplify care delivery for healthcare organizations. He is also the co-founder of NovoLiver, and the author of ‘Scope Forward: The Future of Gastroenterology is Now in Your Hands’.

“When a product or service becomes digital, it has the scope to follow Moore’s Law. It escalates, scales, and grows rapidly while the costs come down,” Suthrum said.

The podcast, which airs on HealthcareNOW Radio, explores analogies to digital shifts in non-medical fields like self-driving cars, how stress is increasingly causing GI issues for patients, and the inevitable consolidation of private equity groups in GI.

“There is no turning back the clock on private equity consolidation,” Suthrum said. “The main question now is, ‘what is the best model?’”