12 recent vendor contracts, go-lives

The following health IT vendor contracts and go-lives were reported within the past week.

1. Iatric Systems, a Boxford, Mass.-based healthcare technology company, launched FlexButton, an application that integrates patient data from third-party solutions into EHR workflow.

2. FDA and IBM Watson Health entered a two-year partnership to study the efficacy of health data exchange using blockchain technology. 

3. California Integrated Data Exchange and Inland Empire Health Information Exchange are planning to merge in the first quarter of 2017. 

4. American Association of Diabetes Educators and WellDoc, a digital health company, are collaborating to incorporate the association's diabetes education curriculum into BlueStar.

5. HealthTap, a Palo Alto, Calif.-based virtual care network, launched Doctor AI, a personal artificial intelligence-powered "physician" that helps diagnose patients and route them to care.

6. Denmark-based Novo Nordisk, a pharmaceutical company, is teaming up with Mountain View, Calif.-based Glooko, a mobile diabetes management system, to create personalized digital products for diabetes management. 

7. University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee's App Brewery, Milwaukee-based Medical College of Wisconsin and Wauwatosa-based Children's Hospital of Wisconsin collaborated to develop an app that aids emergency department physicians and paramedics in pediatric cardiopulmonary resuscitation. 

8. Duncan (Okla.) Regional Hospital will upgrade to Meditech's web EHR this year.

9. IBM Watson Health is now collaborating with Illumina, a biotechnology company focused on genome sequencing solutions. 

10. Through Salem, N.H.-based Gamma Medica's collaboration with Cleveland-based Alpha Imaging, Shelbyville, Ind.-based Major Health Partners purchased and installed Gamma Medica's LumaGEM Molecular Breast Imaging system. 

11. Columbia-based University of Missouri Health Care will expand its Cerner HealtheIntent population health management platform across the Health Network of Missouri.

11. Beaufort (S.C.) MemorialHospital, a 197-bed facility, went live on Meditech's EHR.

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