Cerner, athenahealth post Q1 earnings results; Fitbit, Google team up to bring user data to the EMR & more — 7 health IT key notes

Here are seven recent news updates on health IT companies.

1. More than half of healthcare stakeholders cited Amazon as the technology company most likely to impact the industry in 2018, according to a Venrock survey.

2. American Well entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Avizia in a transaction officials expect to close during the second quarter of 2018.

3. Athenahealth released earnings results for its first quarter of 2018 on April 27, reporting $329.4 million in revenue.

4. Cerner released its earnings results for its first quarter of 2018 on May 2, posting a less than expected $1.3 billion in revenue.

5. Fitbit and Google are putting their heads together to develop new consumer and enterprise digital health solutions, the wearables brand announced April 30.

6. Nokia is in early negotiations with Withings co-founder Eric Carreel to sell back the digital health business it bought from the French company for $191 million in 2016.

7. Amsterdam-based Royal Philips added telehealth services to its parenting app Philips Avent uGrow through a partnership with American Well, Philips confirmed April 25.

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