Walgreens to invest $300M in digital health & 16 other health IT notes

Mackenzie Garrity - Print  | 

Here are 17 health information technology notes:

1. Consulting firm Deloitte and Google Cloud announced a partnership April 10 to collaborate on solutions for life science and healthcare, financial services and retail sectors.

2. Prince Harry and Orpah Winfrey will release a mental health documentary series on Apple's video streaming platform in 2020.

3. CareCloud, an EHR and practice management software provider, will integrate its data transfer process with Google Cloud to enhance payer, provider and patient health information access.

4. Two bills are making their way through the Florida House of Representatives that would allow Uber and Lyft to offer Medicaid patients nonemergency medical transportation.

5. Firefox is developing an anti-tracking feature that blocks sites from being able to track an individual based on their system configuration.

6. Deep Lens, an artificial intelligence digital pathology company, received $14 million in funding to expand its AI platform for recruiting clinical trial participants.

7. Per an agreement with its affiliate Starboard Value, Cerner will overhaul part of its board of directors.

8. Apple is likely to emerge as the leader in consumer healthcare, according to analysts from Morgan Stanley, who projected the tech firm's healthcare revenues to hit anywhere from $15 billion to $313 billion by 2027.

9. Microsoft Healthcare welcomed Gregory Moore, MD, PhD, as corporate vice president of health technology and alliances.

10. Pharmaceutical giant McKesson Corp. will implement Google Cloud Platform to support its infrastructure, applications and analytics systems.

11. Health data companies Bitfury and Longenesis developed a blockchain-based consent management solution that is designed to streamline data collection for medical research.

12. Microsoft will discontinue HealthVault, its patient medical records management service, by Nov. 20.

13. Epic Systems CEO Judy Faulkner and her staff celebrated the EHR company's 40th anniversary March 22.

14. Technology giants Google and Facebook were among various organizations that participated in the FDA's closed opioid summit April 2, where the tech leaders detailed their efforts to combat the epidemic.

15. Google canceled the artificial intelligence global advisory council it announced March 26 due to controversy among its board members.

16. The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office released two applications from Apple April 4 that indicate the tech giant might be working on a device that can smell the environment.

17. After reporting a dip in net earnings for the first quarter, Walgreens plans to invest $300 million in digital health to make up for the losses.

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Here are 17 health information technology notes:

1. Consulting firm Deloitte and Google Cloud announced a partnership April 10 to collaborate on solutions for life science and healthcare, financial services and retail sectors.

2. Prince Harry and Orpah Winfrey will release a mental health documentary series on Apple's video streaming platform in 2020.

3. CareCloud, an EHR and practice management software provider, will integrate its data transfer process with Google Cloud to enhance payer, provider and patient health information access.

4. Two bills are making their way through the Florida House of Representatives that would allow Uber and Lyft to offer Medicaid patients nonemergency medical transportation.

5. Firefox is developing an anti-tracking feature that blocks sites from being able to track an individual based on their system configuration.

6. Deep Lens, an artificial intelligence digital pathology company, received $14 million in funding to expand its AI platform for recruiting clinical trial participants.

7. Per an agreement with its affiliate Starboard Value, Cerner will overhaul part of its board of directors.

8. Apple is likely to emerge as the leader in consumer healthcare, according to analysts from Morgan Stanley, who projected the tech firm's healthcare revenues to hit anywhere from $15 billion to $313 billion by 2027.

9. Microsoft Healthcare welcomed Gregory Moore, MD, PhD, as corporate vice president of health technology and alliances.

10. Pharmaceutical giant McKesson Corp. will implement Google Cloud Platform to support its infrastructure, applications and analytics systems.

11. Health data companies Bitfury and Longenesis developed a blockchain-based consent management solution that is designed to streamline data collection for medical research.

12. Microsoft will discontinue HealthVault, its patient medical records management service, by Nov. 20.

13. Epic Systems CEO Judy Faulkner and her staff celebrated the EHR company's 40th anniversary March 22.

14. Technology giants Google and Facebook were among various organizations that participated in the FDA's closed opioid summit April 2, where the tech leaders detailed their efforts to combat the epidemic.

15. Google canceled the artificial intelligence global advisory council it announced March 26 due to controversy among its board members.

16. The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office released two applications from Apple April 4 that indicate the tech giant might be working on a device that can smell the environment.

17. After reporting a dip in net earnings for the first quarter, Walgreens plans to invest $300 million in digital health to make up for the losses.

 

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