5 most popular health IT stories in July 2017

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Here are the top five most-read health IT stories from July, beginning with the most popular.

1. Cerner CEO Neal Patterson, 67, dies from cancer complications

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

2. Amazon reportedly launched a secret healthcare team called 1492

Amazon reportedly launched a secret healthcare team to explore new technology opportunities in the industry, including hardware and software projects.

3. West Virginia hospital to replace 1.2k hard drives after ransomware attack

Princeton (W.Va.) Community Hospital will replace nearly 1,200 hard drives after it fell victim to a ransomware attack.

4. Jefferies advises against Watson investments: 'IBM appears outgunned in the war for AI talent'

IBM has underperformed in creating shareholder value despite offering "one of the more mature cognitive computing platforms today," according to a report by global investment banking firm Jefferies.

5. Medtronic faces global computer outage: 5 things to know

Medtronic — a Dublin, Ireland-based medical technology company with operational headquarters in Minneapolis — worked to bring its IT systems back online after a computer outage.

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