10 most interesting health IT partnerships this week

Federal agencies, hospitals and health systems, and other technology companies teamed up with health IT companies this week to develop new initiatives, technologies and innovative projects.

Here are 10 of the most interesting health IT partnerships and collaborations reported by Becker's Hospital Review this week.

1. Tiger Institute Health Alliance HIE, a health information exchange associated with Columbia-based University of Missouri, joined the national Sequoia Project eHealth Exchange, University of Missouri Health Care announced Nov. 6

2. Zebra Medical Vision, a health-focused artificial intelligence startup, collaborated with Google to offer its algorithms that read medical scans on the cloud so customers can use them for $1 per scan.

3. Houston-based Texas Children's Hospital expanded its partnership with Omnicell to improve its pharmacy operations and medication management.

4. Hasbro, a multinational toy company based in Pawtucket, R.I., joined forces with researchers from Providence, R.I.-based Brown University to design robotic pets for senior citizens, the university announced Nov. 1. 

5. La Jolla, Calif.-based Scripps Translational Science Institute tapped Fitbit as the first wearable for use in the All of Us Research Program, the company announced Nov. 7. 

6. Carle Foundation Hospital in Urbana, Ill., implemented its patient wayfinding application, Carle Map powered by Connexient's MediNav solution.

7. LifeIMAGE, a medical information exchange network, joined the partner program on Google Cloud Platform.

8. The American Medical Informatics Association entered into a formal collaboration with OpenNotes, AMIA announced at its 2017 Annual Symposium Nov. 6. 

9. New York City-based Mount Sinai Health System implemented MuleSoft's Anypoint Platform, a solution for application programming interface-led connectivity. 

10. Arlington Heights, Ill.-based Amita Health partnered with PerfectServe to establish a platform for standardizing care team coordination and collaboration growth initiatives. 

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