7 recent vendor contracts, go-lives

Here are seven recent health information technology vendor contracts and go lives affecting healthcare organizations.

1. Mishawaka, Ind.-based Franciscan Health announced Oct. 31 its partnership with Apple to give patients access to their health data directly on their iPhones.

2. Bakersfield, Calif.-based Kern Medical went live on a Cerner EHR Nov. 1.

3. University of Vermont Health Network will launch the first phase of its $151.6 million Epic EHR implementation on Nov. 9.

4. Apple's Health Records feature for iPhone is now available to veterans as part of the technology giant's partnership with Department of Veterans Affairs.

5. Carrollton, Ga.-based Tanner Health System deployed an Epic EHR system on Nov. 3.

6. Baystate Health partnered with General Devices to pilot a mobile application, which streamlines the exchange of heart attack patients' information between EMS and emergency department clinicians at the Springfield, Mass.-based health system.

7. Paramus, N.J.-based Bergen New Bridge Medical Center partnered with telemedicine company Air Visits on a new virtual care service line aimed at diagnosing and treating emergency medical conditions.

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