Cerner's Zane Burke joins Truman Medical Center board; Apple becoming more healthcare-oriented; GE Healthcare launches startup — 6 health IT key notes

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

1. Although its current HealthKit technology focuses primarily on collecting fitness data from users, Apple wants to work toward a point where its software will be able to analyze that data and turn it into actionable diagnostics that physicians could use.

2. With an aim to make healthcare more affordable in emerging markets and developing countries, GE Healthcare is launching five.eight, a startup accelerator poised to spend $50 million on young digital health talent.

3. ePatientFinder partnered with athenahealth's More Disruption Please program.

4. Kansas City, Mo.-based Truman Medical Centers is welcoming Cerner President Zane Burke to its board of directors.

5. Cerner and McKesson were ranked among the top five vendors for large hospital and medical center RCM software by Black Book Rankings.

6. Jonathan Bush, cofounder and CEO of athenahealth, joined the discussion on the EpiPen price hikes, saying the price hikes should not be made into a political issue.

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