NIH partners with Amazon; IBM Watson Health chief out after 3 years & more — 8 health IT key notes

Here are eight recent news updates on major health IT and technology companies:

1. Amazon's cloud-computing platform Amazon Web Services teamed up with the National Institutes of Health's research initiative to connect biomedical researchers with one another.

2. Walmart and global consumer health and hygiene company RB launched a telehealth initiative with Doctor On Demand.

3. eClinicalWorks rolled out a tool to assess patients' risk for developing opioid misuse disorder.

4. Health Catalyst appointed four new senior vice presidents to its leadership team.

5. Helix, a direct-to-consumer genomics company, unveiled a set of tools to help clinical and consumer organizations develop what it calls "DNA-powered products."

6. Deborah DiSanzo is out after serving as general manager of IBM Watson Health since 2015.

7. Microsoft released earnings results for the first quarter of its fiscal year 2019, posting $29.1 billion in revenue.

8. Royal Philips launched a global incubator for artificial intelligence startups working in the healthcare industry.

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