10 latest headlines from health IT's biggest players

Here are some of the biggest stories of the past week involving some of health IT's biggest names and players, starting with the most recent.

1. Franklin, Tenn.-based Capella Healthcare is using RelayHealth's multi-vendor clinical data sharing solution. RelayHealth is part of McKesson's technology solutions segment. Its vendor-neutral Clinical Connectivity solution aggregates clinical information and enables data exchange.

2. Neptune, N.J.-based Meridian Health selected Cerner's HealtheIntent solution to aggregate and manage population health data across multiple EHRs.

3. McKesson Patient Relationship Solutions, a division of McKesson Corp., launched a new platform designed for pharmacists to provide enhanced care at the point of dispensing.

4. Just two months after its initial release, ChartSpan — a free, encrypted and secure patient platform that allows users to access and organize their family's healthcare records — became the most downloaded medical app in America in the iTunes store.

5. HIMSS awarded the Cleveland Clinic its Stage 7 Ambulatory Award, recognizing the health system for achieving the highest level of HIMSS' EMR Adoption Model.

6. The Department of Veterans Affairs signed a $16 million contract with IBM to employ Watson to study post-traumatic stress disorder.

7. With an ever-increasing uptick in the rate of health IT innovation, which big-name companies are most relevant? Some say Apple, Google and Samsung may be less effective players than their advertising suggests.

8. Health IT giant Cerner acquired $500 million in debt in order to finance its future projects following its acquisition of Siemens Health Services.

9. In a new partnership between Rochester, Minn.-based Mayo Clinic and Boulder, Colo.-based startup accelerator Techstars, business entrepreneurs will have the opportunity to work onsite at the Mayo Clinic campus to further develop their products and business opportunities.

10. Allscripts and Express Scripts launched a new solution for electronic prior authorization.

More articles on health IT:

Congress to ONC: Decertify EHRs that don't share data
Oregon payer to cover telemedicine services in 2015
Congress asks HHS for shorter MU reporting period


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