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

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.

More articles on health IT:
Mayo Clinic partners with AI firm to screen patients for heart conditions
HHS' Indian Health Service launches national IT modernization project
LabCorp joins Apple's Health Records project, increasing patient access to lab results

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