CliniComp sues Cerner for alleged patent infringement; Philips acquires Mayo Clinic pop health spinout & more — 10 health IT key notes

Here are 10 recent news updates on health IT companies.

1. Allscripts officials said the company reached a new milestone Dec. 8: 1 billion data shares through its application programming interfaces in a single year.

2. Anil Sethi, director of health technologies at Apple, revealed plans to leave his post to start a second healthcare startup.

3. A Wisconsin district court judge dismissed Fond Du Lac, Wis.-based Agnesian Healthcare's lawsuit against Cerner.

4. San Diego-based CliniComp filed a complaint Dec. 11 alleging Cerner violated one of its patents for an enterprise healthcare management system.

5. EpicMD, a telehealth technology and service solutions provider, recently closed a $3 million series A funding round.

6. General Electric reportedly plans to cut 12,000 jobs in its power division as part of its restructuring plan to deal with a decreased demand for coal and natural gas.

7. Outcome Health, which recently came under fire for allegedly misleading advertisers on the success of their ads' performance, promoted Nandini Ramani to COO, the company announced Dec. 11.

8. Amsterdam-based Royal Philips acquired VitalHealth, a population health management company based in Ede, the Netherlands, the company announced Dec. 8.

9. Board-certified medical oncologist Aradhana Ghosh, MD, joined Syapse as its vice president of oncology, the San Francisco-based precision medicine startup announced Dec. 7.

10. TigerText established a multiorganizational Patient Safety Committee for hospitals and health systems, the company announced Dec. 7.

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