Google rolls out mental illness screening tool; Teladoc, MDLive provide free services to Hurricane Harvey evacuation areas & more — 16 health IT key notes

Here are 16 recent news updates on health IT companies.

Allscripts ranked the most active acquirer of digital health companies, according to a CB Insights report.

Allscripts integrated Vidyo's Vidyo.io platform to power virtual consultations embedded in its FollowMyHealth patient portal.

Hartford, Conn.-based Aetna reportedly tapped Ben Wanamaker, head of Walmart's health division, to lead its joint venture with Apple.

Cerner entered into a strategic partnership with DoseMe, allowing Cerner EHR users to use real-time precision dosing software, DoseMeRx, within the platform.

Doc.ai launched its natural language processing platform, which enables healthcare companies to answer patients' questions through "robo-doctors."

Judy Faulkner, founder and CEO of Epic, ranked No. 73 on Forbes' third annual "Richest In Tech" list.

Google and the National Alliance on Mental Illness teamed up to increase access to a tool that allows people to screen themselves for clinical depression.

Illumina Accelerator will collaborate with Helix to support startups building direct-to-consumer genomics products.

MDLive, a Sunrise, Fla.-based telemedicine provider, is offering free remote visits to individuals impacted by Hurricane Harvey between Aug. 25 and Sept. 8.

NantHealth and Asia Genomics entered into an agreement to offer NantHealth's GPS Cancer tests to physicians throughout Southeast Asia.

Outcome Health tapped Nandini Ramani, former vice president of engineering at Twitter, as its chief engineering officer earlier this month.

Pfizer launched activity-tracking and education technologies targeted toward patients with hemophilia, a rare bleeding disorder.

Royal Philips will open a business and technology center in Middle Tennessee, which it expects will create more than 800 jobs.

Samsung launched two fitness-focused smartwatches and a pair of wireless earbuds that work with its voice assistant Bixby.

Teladoc is providing free remote visits to individuals in Hurricane Harvey evacuation areas, including displaced residents who are not members of Teladoc.

VMware, a provider of cloud computing and platform virtualization services, joined forces with ZingBox, a provider of Internet of Things security solutions, to manage enterprise security of IoT implementations and infrastructures.

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