Cerner, athenahealth to open health data to patients; Apple buys health startup Gliimpse; McKesson to sell HQ, lease back office space — 6 health IT key notes

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Here are six recent news updates on key health IT companies.

1. Joining athenahealth's More Disruption Please program is HealthAsyst's CheckinAsyst, a platform that streamlines the patient check-in process.

2. McKesson plans to sell its headquarter building in San Francisco and lease back a portion of it for its office space.

3. A hospital in Ontario, Canada, plans to adopt MEDITECH's latest web-based EHR platform.

4. Cerner and athenahealth are among CommonWell Health Alliance members who plan to allow patients to directly access their health data.

5. Apple confirmed it bought Gliimpse, a digital health company that allows users to aggregate their medical data.

6. Penn Highlands Clearfield, part of DuBois, Pa.-based Penn Highlands Healthcare, is implementing Cerner's EHR.

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