5 hospitals, EHR vendors striking cloud partnerships 

Here are five EHR vendors and hospitals that have recently formed partnerships with cloud storage companies, including Amazon, Google and Microsoft.

1. Renton, Wash.-based Providence St. Joseph Health partnered with Microsoft Azure in July to manage its electronic health data.

2. Novant Health in Winston Salem. N.C., migrated its Epic EHR system to a cloud platform from Virtustream, a Dell Technologies health IT business.

3. Cerner announced July 30 that Amazon Web Services will serve as its preferred cloud provider to increase the EHR vendor's analytics and machine learning services and help drive its clinical and business insights.

4. Mayo Clinic in September formed a 10-year strategic partnership with Google, which will provide the Rochester, Minn.-based health system with data analytics and storage, machine learning and artificial intelligence technologies to expand its virtual care, data-driven research and precision health initiatives.

5. Meditech announced Oct. 2 that it will be one of the first EHRs available through Google Cloud.

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