12 health IT notes

Twelve health information technology notes:

1. Health IT security company Imprivata has partnered with Verato, a patient identity-matching solutions provider, on a patient identity-management platform.

2. IBM is on track to spend $1 billion on artificial intelligence-focused jobs over the next decade.

3. Amazon has developed a system that can automatically remove patients' identifying protected health information from medical images used in research.

4. NTT Data Services, a technology services provider, acquired the consulting division of Cognosante, a health IT services provider for federal and state health agencies.

5. Blockchain company ConsenSys Ventures has added DNA bank Genomes.io to its ecosystem of healthcare technology companies, known as Tachyon 2.0.

6. Startup Healthereum has created a blockchain-based mobile app that rewards patients with digital tokens for showing up to their appointments.

7. Uber Health hired Lamis Hossain, former assistant general counsel for McKesson, as its legal director.

8. Peoria, Ill.-based OSF HealthCare will deploy Redox, an interoperability startup founded by former Epic engineers, to enhance digital solutions systemwide.

9. Within the technology and financial sectors, IBM and JPMorgan Chase, respectively, are seeking the most candidates for blockchain positions.

10. Amazon unveiled plans to expand its Austin, Texas-based offices, creating 800 new technology jobs.

11. Google is looking to simplify its robotics program by honing in on the development of machine-learning bots that can perform basic tasks.

12. Apple will continue to focus on its health technology products and services to increase profits.

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