Cerner boasts largest global EMR hospital market share; Intermountain joins American Well Exchange & more — 14 health IT key notes

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Here are 14 recent news updates on health IT companies.

Intermountain Healthcare joined American Well's Exchange platform, an online healthcare marketplace that enables patients to select physicians outside their geographic location.

Paul Singer — an activist investor and hedge fund manager — on May 18 purchased a 9.2 percent stake in athenahealth.

Cerner has the largest global EMR hospital market share outside of the U.S., with almost double the number of hospitals under contract as the second-largest vendor, MV, according to a KLAS report.

Change Healthcare joined Hyperledger — an open-source, cross-industry effort to advance blockchain — as a premier member.

The Department of Veterans Affairs awarded Document Storage Systems a $19.6 million contract to integrate the health IT company's self-scheduling portal into the VA's homegrown VistA EHR system.

Judy Faulkner, co-founder and CEO of Epic, tied for No. 6 on Forbes' 2017 "America's Richest Self-Made Women" list.

Google and University of Chicago Medicine will join forces to investigate how historical patient data stored in EHRs can improve future health outcomes.

IBM launched IBM Blockchain Founder Accelerator, a program to facilitate the adoption of blockchain across industries.

IBM restricted its work-from-home program, telling many of its remote workers they will have to relocate to a company office, or risk losing their jobs.

The Cambridge, Mass.-based Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard unveiled the fourth version of its Genome Analysis Toolkit, which it developed through a five-year collaboration with Intel.

Image-focused social media platforms like Instagram and Snapchat were ranked worst for young adults' mental health and well-being, according to a Royal Society for Public Health report.

Microsoft and healthcare solutions provider Indegene joined forces to create new commercial cloud applications for the life sciences sector.

Optum is the No. 1 ranking health IT vendor by revenue, according to an IDC Health Insights report.

Siemens Healthineers is integrating Relaymed's point-of-care connectivity platform into its EHRs.

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