Allscripts, Cerner post Q2 earnings results; CVS, Teladoc bring telehealth to MinuteClinics & more — 10 health IT key notes

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Here are 10 recent news updates on health IT companies:

1. Allscripts reported $526 million in revenue during  the second quarter of 2018, a 23 percent increase year over year.

2. Allscripts said it plans to sell its stake in Netsmart, an EHR solutions and services company that markets a cloud-based EHR for home health and senior living providers.

3. The Apple Heart Study — a joint research project led by Apple, the Stanford University School of Medicine in California and telehealth vendor American Wellclosed enrollment to new participants Aug. 1.

4. Louisville, Ky.-based Baptist Health and Arlington-based Texas Health Resources are among the nine latest healthcare organizations to join Apple's health records project.

5. Cerner reported its bookings were up 9 percent during the second quarter of 2018, hitting $1.78 billion.

6. Change Healthcare launched a tool combining artificial intelligence and behavioral science to help payers identify Medicare Advantage members who are eligible for both Medicare and Medicaid.

7. Epic approved PatientSafe Solutions' clinical communications tools for its App Orchard.

8. Qventus, which uses AI to alert hospital staff to potential patient flow and safety risks, and healthcare communications company Vocera will integrate their services as part of a new partnership.

9. CVS Health is offering virtual walk-in appointments at its MinuteClinics through a new partnership with Teladoc Health.

10. Teladoc Health serves 22.5 million members as of the second quarter of 2018, a 48 percent increase from one year prior.

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