Cerner, McKesson named Best Places to Work in IT; Epic and Nebraska Medicine use Apple Watch for patient engagement; McKesson names CIO, CTO — 7 health IT company key notes

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

1. Cerner and McKesson were named to Computerworld's 2015 list of Best Places to Work in IT.

2. McKesson launched its Paragon Clinician Hub 13.0, a web-based information presentation and workflow management solution.

3. McKesson selected Kathy McElligott to serve as the company's CIO and CTO, effective July 20.

4. Epic and Omaha-based Nebraska Medicine are spearheading patient engagement efforts using the Apple Watch.

5. In a new collaboration, Doctor Evidence, a clinical health research data provider, will contribute cancer research content to IBM Watson's oncology solutions and developer ecosystem.

6. McKesson will begin hiring for 160 positions at its new warehouse and distribution center in Clear Lake, Iowa, in January.

7. A new collaboration between TeleTracking Technologies and GE Healthcare seeks to enhance access to real-time operational data and analytics to reduce waste, optimize hospital operations and improve care delivery.

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