Cerner, IBM & more: 5 tech companies recently issuing layoffs 

Whether brought on by the financial effects of the COVID-19 pandemic or business strategy adjustments, layoffs have hit various industries since April, including the health IT space. 

Here are five companies that have cut job positions in the past few months: 

1. Cerner confirmed June 23 it will eliminate 100 jobs as part of its third round of layoffs since September 2019. The job cuts are part of the EHR vendor's ongoing efforts to curb costs and increase operating margins after its January 2019 switch to a new business operating model. 

2. In May, IBM said it is conducting layoffs to replace people with more applicable skills to help the company restructure under new CEO Arvind Krishna, according to TechCrunch. The company did not provide the number of employees or departments that would be affected. 

3. Google rescinded job offers in May for more than 2,000 individuals who agreed to work as temporary employees or contractors for the tech giant, according to a May 29 New York Times report. 

4. Digital health diabetes startup Virta Health confirmed to STAT in April that it laid off some of its employees, mostly from its commercial organization. 

5. Anagram, a healthcare billing startup, laid off 17 employees on April 3, according to company CEO Jeremy Bluvol's LinkedIn post. 

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