5 most popular health IT stories in May 2018

Here are the top five most-read health IT stories from May, beginning with the most popular:

1. Vandals cause thousands of dollars in damage to one of Epic's buildings

An empty building owned by Epic was broken into April 28, and vandals caused thousands of dollars in damages.

2. Cerner president blames unnamed competitor for 'fake news' about DOD's EHR rollout

Cerner President Zane Burke suggested reports disparaging its work for the U.S. Department of Defense were "fake news" that may have involved "one of our competitors" during a shareholders meeting.

3. 'Epic is a better system' — Epic responds to Cerner's protest of U of Illinois' $62M EHR contract

Epic denied the main allegation in Cerner's protest of the EHR contracting process at Chicago-based University of Illinois Health, which awarded Epic a $62 million deal in late 2017.

4. Nurses rank Cerner No. 1: 7 survey findings on nurses' EHR satisfaction

Nurses ranked Cerner the top inpatient EHR for the third year in a row in Black Book Research's annual nursing satisfaction surveys.

5. IBM lays off at least 40 Watson Health employees, reports say

IBM laid off an undisclosed number of employees from its Watson Health group, with at least 40 workers cut from its Cleveland office.

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