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Carestream gives updates on sale of healthcare IT business to Philips, Clinerion partners with university, and more news briefs

August 09, 2019 / Cara Dartnell-Steinberg

Carestream Health has sold its healthcare IT business to Philips in 26 of the 38 countries in which Philips has operations. Around 1,000 employees have subsequently transferred to Philips. The sale means that healthcare providers across the world will have access to a greater variety of health care IT systems. This will help simplify medical image management and allow more extensive collaboration in order to improve patient care. The rest of Carestream Health’s operations will continue unaffected by the sale. A new collaboration has come to fruition between HCL Technologies and Oracle Health Sciences. The aim is to help life sciences companies reduce the cost and the time of new drug development. They hope to achieve this by accelerating digital clinical trials using HCL’s Faster Intelligent Trials Solution, Oracle mHealth and Oracle mHealth Cloud.