Cerner, Amazon post Q3 earnings results; LabCorp joins Apple's Health Records project & more — 10 health IT key notes

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Here are 10 recent news updates on major health IT and technology companies:

1. The FDA is investigating Aid Access, a European telemedicine abortion provider that began distributing medications in the U.S. earlier this year.

2. Allscripts is adding RxBenefit Clarity, a real-time benefit check tool, to its EHR platforms.

3. Amazon released its earnings results for the third quarter of 2018, posting $56.6 billion in net sales.

4. LabCorp, a network of clinical testing laboratories, joined Apple's Health Records project.

5. Athenahealth will reportedly ink a deal with one of its several bidders by mid-November.

6. Cerner released its earnings results for the third quarter of 2018, reporting $1.34 billion in revenue.

7. Rochester, Minn.-based Mayo Clinic entered into a collaboration with software developer Eko to create and commercialize an artificial intelligence tool. The health system also entered into a separate development agreement with London-based virtual reality surgical training vendor FundamentalVR.

8. Epic plans to lower fees for developers participating in its App Orchard, an online marketplace where third parties can showcase pre-approved apps that run on Epic's software infrastructure.

9. IBM agreed to acquire open-source cloud software vendor Red Hat in a deal valued at $34 billion.

10. La Jolla, Calif.-based Scripps Research Translational Institute is partnering with technology company Nvidia to apply AI to data from genomics and digital medical sensors.

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