Cerner sends 360 jobs back to Adventist & 12 other health IT key notes

Here's the latest roundup of stories about health IT companies, including Cerner, Epic and Oracle.

1. Minneapolis-based Allina Health is using a digital pricing tool in its Epic EHR system that allows physicians to see how much a patient is required to pay for a prescription.

2. Veradigm, Allscripts' payer and life sciences division, joined Boston-based Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Institute and other collaborators to continue developing the FDA's drug safety database.

3. Brent Shafer, CEO at Cerner, unveiled several of the EHR vendor's new initiatives and products centered on healthcare innovation during the annual Cerner Health Conference Oct. 7-9, in Kansas City, Mo.

4. OmiseGo, a finance-focused blockchain company, is the latest organization to join the Universal Protocol Alliance, a coalition of blockchain and cryptocurrency companies.

5. Cerner CEO Brent Shafer discussed key areas behind the EHR vendor's strategy for its partnership with Amazon Web Services during the annual Cerner Health Conference on Oct. 8 in Kansas City, Mo.

6. Oracle will hire nearly 2,000 new employees to help expand the Oracle Cloud Infrastructure business, the Redwood City, Calif.-based software giant announced Oct. 8.

7. Danville, Pa.-based Geisinger Health System will deploy Cerner's EHR-agnostic population health management platform HealtheIntent across its clinical network.

8. One Medical, a primary care clinic chain backed by Alphabet, has hired JPMorgan and Morgan Stanley for its upcoming initial public offering.

9. Devoted Health, a startup health insurer for Medicare plans, will provide the Apple Watch at a discount as a fitness benefit to its members in Florida.

10. Livongo, a Mountain View, Calif.-based digital health platform for chronic disease management, signed an agreement to provide its diabetes management program to eligible members of the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program.

11. Cerner will add digital health company ResMed's home health and hospice platform to its Millennium EHR.

12. Epic has moved to expand its Verona, Wis.-based headquarters to make room for an additional 1,200 employees in the next few years.

13. Cerner will transfer an estimated 360 jobs in information technology and revenue management services from its Kansas City-based headquarters back to Adventist Health.

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