8 recent vendor contracts, go-lives

Jackie Drees -

Eight recent health IT vendor contracts and go-lives:

1. Veterans across the U.S. will soon have the option to access their medical data through the iPhone's Health app, thanks to a new partnership between Apple and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.

2. Rochester, Minn.-based Mayo Clinic and technology company Leidos entered into a strategic collaboration to advance the research, development and market adoption of tools and technologies for patient care.

3. MIB, a membership corporation that providers underwriting services to insurance companies, signed an agreement to access EHR data from Veradigm, a subsidiary of Allscripts, for underwriting purposes.

4. Philadelphia-based Einstein Healthcare Network implemented clinical improvement solutions from Zynx Health to its Cerner EHR.

5. Hackensack (N.J.) Meridian Health partnered with Microsoft to use the company's cloud computing platform Azure.

6. Columbus, N.C.-based St. Luke's Hospital implemented an Epic EHR system.

7. The Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard in Cambridge, Mass., embarked upon a three-year partnership with IBM Watson Health to develop predictive algorithms for cardiovascular diseases.

8. The VA issued an authority to operate for Diameter Health's Analyze Data Quality Tool, which the agency plans to use to analyze its patient data.

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