Philips discovers security vulnerability in radiation application; CliniComp sues VA over Cerner contract & more — 15 health IT key notes

Here are 15 recent news updates on health IT companies.

Allscripts and Elligo Health Research joined forces Aug. 17 to help physicians connect their patients with clinical trials.

Basel, Switzerland-based pharmaceutical company Novartis and Seattle-based research nonprofit Sage Bionetworks initiated a study on multiple sclerosis using the Apple ResearchKit software framework Aug. 21.

CliniComp, a San Diego-based EHR provider, filed a lawsuit Aug. 18 against the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs over the department's decision to tap Cerner for its systemwide EHR in a no-bid contract in June.

Deloitte ranked the top consulting firm provider organizations say they turn to for health IT guidance, according to a KLAS Research report.

Fruit Street, a New York City-based digital health company, is the first organization to obtain pending recognition status for group telehealth classes under the CDC's National Diabetes Prevention Program.

IBM and JDRF, a New York City-based organization that funds Type 1 diabetes research, will apply machine learning algorithms to investigate existing Type 1 diabetes research datasets.

A team of researchers from across the U.S. will crowdsource computing power using IBM's World Community Grid to conduct a large-scale study on the human microbiome.

Illumina, a San Diego-based genome sequencing provider, signed a long-term lease for a 316,000-square-foot complex less than one mile from its headquarters.

The CommonWell Health Alliance added Imprivata, a health IT security company, as a general member Aug. 17.

Livongo, a Mountain View, Calif.-based digital health company focused on chronic conditions, named former 23andMe President Andy Page its president and CFO Aug. 21.

MAP Health Management — a provider of telehealth and patient engagement solutions for patients with chronic behavioral health disorders — will integrate Wolters Kluwer Health's Health Language platform to improve its data exchange practices.

Philips issued a notification disclosing security vulnerabilities in its Philips DoseWise Portal application Aug. 17.

SnapMD, a Glendale, Calif.-based telehealth technology provider, transitioned its SnapMD Virtual Care Management platform to Azure, Microsoft's cloud computing service, Aug. 15.

David Schloss joined Teladoc as its first-ever chief human resources officer Aug. 21.

Tyto Care, a telehealth company, joined forces with iQor, a global managed services provider, Aug. 23.

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