Doximity's battle with misinformation & 13 other key updates on health IT companies

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From new products to fresh partnerships to mergers, here's the latest roundup of stories about health IT companies, including Epic, Google and Microsoft.

  1. Users of Doximity, a health IT and telehealth networking platform often referred to as "LinkedIn for doctors," shared stories of the COVID-19 misinformation and anti-vaccine content they see posted by physician members.

  2. UnitedHealth Group and Change Healthcare entered an agreement with the Department of Justice that dictates when the organizations can consummate their $13 billion proposed deal.

  3. Microsoft rolled out new health data services for its healthcare cloud platform, including the ability to share multiple data types in the Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources format.

  4. Verily, the healthcare and life sciences sister company of Google, will launch a new artificial intelligence research and development center in Israel and pick up some of Google Health's projects.

  5. Salesforce rolled out new updates to its Health Cloud platform aimed at improving EHR interoperability and virtual remote care.

  6. GE Healthcare will move its artificial intelligence-based imaging applications and secure intelligence platform to Amazon Web Services.

  7. Microsoft unveiled a ransomware detection feature for its Azure clients that will send alerts to security analysts when it detects potential ransomware activities.

  8. Epic expanded the integration of TytoCare's portable patient examination device and virtual care offerings within its EHR system.

  9. Pharmacy discount company GoodRx partnered with Surescripts, a health information network focused on e-prescriptions, to provide real-time drug discount pricing in EHRs.

  10. Cerner teamed up with Jvion to integrate the AI company's social determinants of health insights into its products.

  11. Philips released two new Philips HealthSuite solutions that utilize the cloud to improve patient care in a scalable and cost-effective model.

  12. Verizon inked a partnership with Apple to integrate data from the tech giant's Health app with its BlueJeans Telehealth platform.

  13. Adobe will launch Adobe Experience Cloud for Healthcare, which offers a suite of hospital, pharmaceutical and payer management capabilities.

  14. Olive unveiled a strategic partnership with Amazon Web Services to use AWS' cloud computing to make its healthcare platform faster and more affordable for 950 hospitals in 40 states.

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