12 recent moves from health IT companies

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From product launches to acquisitions to new partnerships, here's the latest roundup of stories about health IT companies, including Amazon, Google and Apple.

  1. Amazon released its COVID-19 test kit, which costs $40 and is compatible with Prime delivery.

  2. Walmart launched a free digital wallet that people can use to store and share their health information, starting with the COVID-19 vaccine record.

  3. Google said it is moving more than 130 employees within its health division into other areas of the company, including Search and the newly-acquired Fitbit group.

  4. Former Athenahealth CEO Jonathan Bush created Zus Health, a new digital health platform that lets developers create tools and applications using a shared data record.

  5. Amazon Web Services launched a health accelerator to offer digital health startups resources, expertise and opportunities to collaborate with AWS healthcare customers and partners.

  6. Doximity, a health IT and telehealth networking platform often referred to as "LinkedIn for doctors," finalized its initial public offering for $501 million.

  7. Veradigm, Allscripts' payer and life sciences division, partnered with PRA Health Sciences to create an EHR-based clinical research network to improve data sharing and research collaborations for clinical trials.

  8. Providence's health tech investment portfolio Tegria acquired KenSci, a company that provides artificial intelligence platforms and tools to healthcare providers, payers and medical device companies.

  9. Data and analytics technology provider Health Catalyst said it will acquire patient engagement company Twistle.

  10. Apple released an updated list detailing its products, including the iPhone 12 and Apple Watch, that may interfere with medical devices.

  11. Digital health startup Recuro acquired MyLegacy, a clinical decision-making support application developed by the Cleveland Clinic Genomic Medicine Institute.

  12. Google updated its application programming interface so that developers from healthcare organizations and government agencies can create digital versions of COVID-19 vaccination or test records.

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