7 recent vendor contracts, go-lives

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

1. UPMC and tech giant Microsoft formed a multiyear partnership to reduce physicians' time completing EHR paperwork so they are able to spend more time with their patients.

2. Richardson, Texas-based Aprima Medical Software, an EHR provider, practice management and revenue cycle management solutions for medical practices, purchased Miami-based Healthcare Data Solutions, a former Aprima reseller.  

3. Great Ormond Street NHS Foundation Trust — a London-based children's hospital — chose Epic as its EHR provider.

4. Intel Security rolled out its Threat Landscape Dashboard, an online resource that identifies significant cyberthreats such as fraud campaigns, exploit kits and ransomware. 

5. IBM launched its IBM Cognitive SOC — or "security operations centers" — platform to help analysts across industries investigate security incidents.

6. The therapeutics company QuiO tapped MedCrypt to secure its first two products.

7. Two New York-based organizations, eHealth Technologies and HealtheConnections, joined forces to share medical images across healthcare providers.

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