Cerner CEO dies from cancer complications; Nuance clients regain functionality after global cyberattack & more — 9 health IT key notes

Here are nine recent news updates on health IT companies.

Cerner Chairman and CEO Neal Patterson died July 9 after an ongoing battle with soft tissue cancer.

London, U.K.-based DeepMind — Google's artificial intelligence arm — plans to open its first international artificial intelligence research office in Edmonton, Canada.

GE Healthcare and HeartFlow will collaborate to improve care for coronary artery disease patients.

Google launched "People + AI Research," or PAIR, a research initiative to study how people interact with artificial intelligence.

McKesson selected Robin Jacobsohn to serve as head of litigation.

Microsoft will cut thousands of positions as part of a new strategy to shift its sales focus to cloud services rather than the company's traditional server and desktop products.

Nokia said it regrets user problems on its Health Mate app, a Nokia-branded version of a previous Withings app.

Nuance Communications, a voice and language solutions provider, has restored functions to its clients following the global Petya cyberattack, which affected portions of its network.

Royal Philips and the Singapore Institute of Advanced Medicine entered into an agreement to build an oncology research, training and treatment center in Singapore.

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