200 Outcome Health employees accept buyouts; Stanford, Google team up to streamline EHR documentation & more — 7 health IT key notes

Here are seven recent news updates on health IT companies.

1. Apple CEO Tim Cook discussed a physician-facing app, VisualDx, during a recent company earnings call.

2. EpicMD, a company that offers cloud-based telehealth technology, selected Jack Karabees to serve as president and vice president of sales.

3. Forward, a San Francisco-based startup, recently opened a concierge medical practice in the Westfield Century City mall in Los Angeles, marking its first location outside of San Francisco.

4. GE Healthcare's Centricity Practice Solution EMR and Centricity EMR achieved certification under ONC's 2015 edition health IT product criteria, the company announced Nov. 21.

5. Steven Lin, MD, medical director of Palo Alto, Calif.-based Stanford Family Medicine, is working with Google Research to launch a pilot study on "digital scribes."

6. Amerigroup will cover telehealth services through LiveHealth Online for members of its five Medicare Advantage plans in Texas beginning in 2018, the payer announced Nov. 13.

7. About 200 employees at Outcome Health took a voluntary buyout this week after the company offered the opportunity to some employees Nov. 17.

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