New partnerships for Epic, Oracle Cerner, Meditech

Electronic health record vendors Epic, Oracle Cerner and Meditech are partnering with startups and various healthcare companies to upgrade their offerings for hospitals and health systems. 

Here are some of the new partnerships the top three EHR vendors have entered into since March 1:

Editor's note: This article was updated April 12 and will continue to be updated. 

April 12:


Epic said it will use Microsoft's generative AI-based technology GPT-4 in its EHRs. 

Seth Hain, senior vice president of research and development at Epic said the company see's promise in the new AI-based application and dubbed it as "transformational" for the healthcare industry.

"We'll use it to help physicians and nurses spend less time at the keyboard and to help them investigate data in more conversational, easy-to-use ways," said Mr. Hain in a March 21 Microsoft press release.

The EHR giant also entered into a partnership with consumer experience company Press Ganey.

Under the partnership, Press Ganey's data and insights will be integrated into Epic's MyChart patient portal and Cheers CRM with the aim of having patient experience data embedded into MyChart.

Oracle Cerner

Cerner Enviza entered into a new partnership with the FDA and John Snow Labs to develop AI-based tools that can extract clinical notes from patients' EHRs. 

Under the partnership, Cerner Enviza and John Snow Labs will develop methods to improve computerized queries of digital patient data and clinical notes with the aim of enhancing pharmacoepidemiology. 

The project will work to help the FDA recognize how machine learning and natural language processing can help analyze the effects of medicines on large populations. 


Meditech entered into a partnership with the Institute for Health Metrics to expedite health equity data collection. 

Under the partnership, the Institute for Health Metrics will offer data services such as access to clinical data and data enhancements to Meditech's community hospitals.

Feb. 16:


  • Epic Systems was approved for onboarding to join the Trusted Exchange Framework and Common Agreement, a new health information exchange framework.

  • Epic is continuing to sign deals with several outside labs and diagnostic firms to expand its lab capabilities. The aim is to allow hospitals to more easily communicate with outside labs and diagnostic companies. 


  • Meditech partnered with interoperability and connectivity services provider MedAllies to integrate clinical direct messaging into its EHR system. 

Oracle Cerner

  • Oracle Cerner is continuing its expansion into the Middle East, as the U.S. State Department cleared a $250 million sale of health IT services to Kuwait's Military Medical Command.

  • Oracle Cerner has signed a contract with technology consulting company Accenture to provide additional training to Department of Veterans Affairs clinicians on the Cerner EHR.

  • Oracle Cerner entered its first Dubai hospital cloud deal with King's College Hospital London. Oracle Cerner will implement Oracle's Cloud Infrastructure services, via the Oracle Cloud Dubai Region, to operate and manage King's College Hospital London's EHR system.

  • Oracle Cerner signed a 10-year deal with the Nova Scotia Health Authority and Halifax-based IWK Health to implement an EHR system for 1 million patients in the Canadian province.

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