Allscripts appoints CFO; athenahealth, Cerner, Meditech release full-year earnings results & more — 12 health IT keynotes

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Here are 12 recent news updates on health IT companies.

1. Allscripts appointed Dennis Olis, the company's interim CFO since May 2017, to permanently remain in the position, effective Jan. 31.

2. Athenahealth released its full-year earnings results on Feb. 1, posting $1.22 billion in revenue for 2017.

3. Cerner released its full-year earnings results on Feb. 6, reporting $5.14 billion in revenue for 2017.

4. Cerner plans to hire an additional 600 employees at its North Kansas City, Mo., headquarters with help from reinvested tax breaks, CFO Marc Naughton said during an earnings call Feb. 6.

5. Cognizant Technology Solutions released its full-year earnings results on Feb. 7, posting $14.81 billion in revenue for 2017.

6. On Jan. 26, Johns Hopkins Aramco Healthcare became the first hospital in Saudi Arabia to implement an Epic EHR.

7. In a partnership with the International Olympic Committee, GE Healthcare developed an advanced analytics solution for use at the 2018 Winter Olympic Games in PyeongChang, South Korea.

8. A team of Australian researchers from IBM Research and the University of Melbourne developed a system that predicts which patients may experience epileptic seizures.

9. Elekta, a Swedish radiation therapy company, entered into an agreement with IBM Watson Health to sell the clinical decision support solution Watson for Oncology beginning in early 2018.

10. Meditech achieved certification for a set of its EHR modules under ONC's 2015 edition health IT product criteria, the health IT vendor confirmed Feb. 6.

11. Meditech recently filed its annual financial report with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission for its fiscal year ended Dec. 31, 2017, posting $480.9 million in revenue for full-year 2017.

12. Paige.AI, a New York City-based computational pathology startup focused on cancer diagnosis and treatment and backed by $25 million in Series A funding, launched Feb. 5.

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