Cerner hires former VA executive; Google Glass is back & more — 9 health IT key notes

Here are nine recent news updates on health IT companies.

Alphabet, Google's parent company, unveiled the "Enterprise Edition" of its smart glasses, called Glass.

Cerner hired David Waltman, a health IT strategist and former Veterans Health Administration chief information strategy officer, to advance the company's government strategy, engineering and compliance efforts.

Epic has the highest number of satisfied customers when it comes to practice management vendors, according to a KLAS Research report.

Automation Anywhere — a robotic process automation technology developer — and IBM will roll out a joint solution to help businesses streamline their data operations.

Jvion, a cognitive software developer, unveiled a cognitive computing tool to help reduce preventable inpatient deaths.

Microsoft released a "A Rural Broadband Strategy" report, detailing why the U.S. should pledge to eliminate the rural broadband gap by 2022.

The European Union approved the first mobile app designed for contraception, called Natural Cycles.

Protenus will launch an initiative to expand its healthcare analytics platform, which currently targets patient privacy monitoring.

Teladoc completed its acquisition of Best Doctors, a medical consultation company focused on complex and costly medical issues.

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