Microsoft, Google invest in genomics startup; 9 key players in the clinical intelligence market & more — 6 health IT keynotes

Here are six recent news updates on health IT companies.

1. 23andMe plans to recruit 100,000 customers into a genetic weight loss study, the Mountain View, Calif.-based personal genomics and biotechnology company announced Dec. 28.

2. Health2047, a health innovation firm, launched a spinoff company, Akiri, to support the flow of health information across the U.S. healthcare system, the firm announced Jan. 3.

3. Clew Medical, an Israeli provider of artificial intelligence- and data science-focused predictive models, plans to launch a predictive analytics platform to help clinicians identify at-risk patients.

4. DNAnexus, a Mountain View, Calif.-based biomedical informatics and data management platform, raised $58 million in financing with input from Microsoft and Google, the company confirmed Jan. 2.

5. Fitbits have proved a useful predictive tool when deployed to monitor patient levels of postoperative exercise, according to recent research from University of Pittsburgh.

6. IBM, Cerner, Epic, Allscripts, QSI Management, General Electric, eClinicalWorks, McKesson and Greenway Health are key players in the global clinical data analytics market, according to a Market Research Future report.

More articles on health IT:
Microsoft, Google venture arms invest in genomic information startup DNAnexus
AHRQ to launch IT competition on patient-reported outcomes data in EHRs
4 questions with PotentiaMetrics CEO Robert Palmer on personalized healthcare

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