Allscripts EHRs certified under ONC criteria; Cerner, American Association of Nurse Assessment Coordination award scholarship & more — 10 health IT key notes

Here are 10 recent news updates on health IT companies.

Allscripts shareholders elected Mara G. Aspinall to the company's board of directors.

Allscripts' three EHR platforms — Allscripts Sunrise, Allscripts TouchWorks and Allscripts Professional — achieved full certification for requirements under ONC's 2015 edition health IT product criteria.

OhMD, a HIPAA-compliant texting platform, joined athenahealth's 'More Disruption Please' program.

Cerner's board of directors approved a stock repurchase program, authorizing the repurchase of up to $500 million of its common stock.

Cerner, in collaboration with the American Association of Nurse Assessment Coordination, awarded the 2017 Cerner Nursing Assistant of the Year Scholarship to Amber Jasper of the Garden Valley Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Kansas City, Mo.

Cisco introduced a new security solution for Internet of Things devices called Cisco IoT Threat Defense.

Fitbits are the most common consumer physical activity monitor used in biomedical studies, according to a study led by Stephen P. Wright, PhD, a medical researcher at Washington, D.C.-based Georgetown University.

Meditech released its first quarter financial results for 2017, posting $117.15 million in total revenue.

NantHealth, a personalized healthcare company, selected Ronald A. Louks to serve as COO.

Outcome Health completed its first round of funding and is valued at more than $5 billion.

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