J&J, Apple to launch Apple Watch study & 10 other health IT notes

Eleven health information technology notes:

1. Amazon is getting into the skin care market with the launch of an exclusive brand of skin care products that aims to help users with such issues as acne, dehydration and dark spots.

2. One Drop, a digital health company focused on diabetes care management, will offer its diabetes therapy services as part of Amazon's at-home medical devices brand Choice.

3. Mississippi is preparing an antitrust case against Google over the tech giant's control of consumer data and the privacy practices it uses to protect it.

4. IBM has released its Blockchain World Wire, a real-time global payments network for regulated financial institutions.

5. With a black mark on their resumes, some former Theranos employees report having trouble finding new work.

6. Signify Health, a healthcare technology company that provides in-home care and management services, has acquired technology platform TAVHealth to enhance its social determinants of health initiatives.

7. Johnson & Johnson will test the Apple Watch's ability to perform early detection and diagnosis of atrial fibrillation, a type of irregular heartbeat that can signal a stroke.

8. Change Healthcare submitted a filing March 15 to the Securities and Exchange Commission for a proposed $100 million initial public offering.

9. Apple unveiled a  TV campaign to highlight the tech giant's data privacy initiatives.

10. Oracle reported earnings results for the third quarter of its 2019 fiscal year on March 13, posting a 1 percent decrease in total revenue.

11. Facebook is under criminal investigation for sharing personal user data with at least two large smartphone device companies.

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