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Here's the latest roundup of stories about health IT companies, including Allscripts, Cerner and Epic.

1. Cerner and the St. Louis-Kansas City Carpenters Regional Council, a labor union in St. Louis, opened the Carpenters Wellness Center Aug. 28.

2. American Well launched its new telehealth patient app, which integrates with Epic EHRs to make virtual appointments available directly within the EHR vendor's MyChart patient portal.

3. Wisconsin Diagnostic Laboratories is the latest company to alert customers that their data may have been exposed in a data breach at American Medical Collection Agency.

4. Epic Systems CEO and co-founder Judy Faulkner reflected on the company's growth as well as her influence as a programmer during her keynote speech at the company's User Group annual meeting Aug. 27.

5. Google Cloud and NTT Data Services, a Plano, Texas-based IT services provider, have partnered to use advanced technology to improve patient experience and reduce costs and inefficiencies for healthcare plans and providers.

6. IBM filed a new patent application Aug. 6 for a blockchain-based web browser.

7. Department of Veterans Affairs' March 2020 Cerner EHR go live is expected to be partially or fully delayed until October.

8. Cisco announced Aug. 26 its intent to acquire CloudCherry, a Salt Lake City-based company offering the use of predictive analytics for customer experience management.

9. Less than a month after its initial public offering resulted in total proceeds of more than $200 million, Salt Lake City-based data analytics company Health Catalyst reported high double-digit growth for the second quarter of 2019.

10. Apple Health Records is now available to Allscripts Sunrise, TouchWorks and Professional EHR clients and their patients.

11. State Farm and Amazon are working together to develop a new skill for the Alexa voice assistant that would allow people to keep an eye on aging family members who live alone.

12. Fitbit is partnering with the Singapore government to provide hundreds of thousands of residents with its fitness trackers as part of the country's technological initiative to transform healthcare.

13. The co-founder of DeepMind, an artificial intelligence lab owned by Google, Mustafa Suleyman has been put on leave after controversy with some of his projects.

Here's the latest roundup of stories about health IT companies, including Allscripts, Cerner and Epic.

1. Cerner and the St. Louis-Kansas City Carpenters Regional Council, a labor union in St. Louis, opened the Carpenters Wellness Center Aug. 28.

2. American Well launched its new telehealth patient app, which integrates with Epic EHRs to make virtual appointments available directly within the EHR vendor's MyChart patient portal.

3. Wisconsin Diagnostic Laboratories is the latest company to alert customers that their data may have been exposed in a data breach at American Medical Collection Agency.

4. Epic Systems CEO and co-founder Judy Faulkner reflected on the company's growth as well as her influence as a programmer during her keynote speech at the company's User Group annual meeting Aug. 27.

5. Google Cloud and NTT Data Services, a Plano, Texas-based IT services provider, have partnered to use advanced technology to improve patient experience and reduce costs and inefficiencies for healthcare plans and providers.

6. IBM filed a new patent application Aug. 6 for a blockchain-based web browser.

7. Department of Veterans Affairs' March 2020 Cerner EHR go live is expected to be partially or fully delayed until October.

8. Cisco announced Aug. 26 its intent to acquire CloudCherry, a Salt Lake City-based company offering the use of predictive analytics for customer experience management.

9. Less than a month after its initial public offering resulted in total proceeds of more than $200 million, Salt Lake City-based data analytics company Health Catalyst reported high double-digit growth for the second quarter of 2019.

10. Apple Health Records is now available to Allscripts Sunrise, TouchWorks and Professional EHR clients and their patients.

11. State Farm and Amazon are working together to develop a new skill for the Alexa voice assistant that would allow people to keep an eye on aging family members who live alone.

12. Fitbit is partnering with the Singapore government to provide hundreds of thousands of residents with its fitness trackers as part of the country's technological initiative to transform healthcare.

13. The co-founder of DeepMind, an artificial intelligence lab owned by Google, Mustafa Suleyman has been put on leave after controversy with some of his projects.

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