CVS Health partners with Epic; Cerner, IBM join AMA's data effort & more — 8 health IT key notes

Here are eight recent news updates on health IT companies.

1. Allscripts certified Odoro as part of its developer program, enabling integration with Allscripts Practice Management solution.

2. Cerner President Zane Burke discussed the health IT company's data sharing efforts at the Cerner Health Conference in Kansas City, Mo., last week.

3. Cerner and IBM joined the American Medical Association's effort to develop a common data model, called the Integrated Health Model Initiative.

4. CVS Health will integrate with Epic's Healthy Planet population health and analytics platform to help prescribers access better data on prescription drugs.

5. IBM posted financial results for the third quarter of fiscal year 2017 Oct. 18, noting $2.7 billion in net income, a decrease of 4 percent from one year prior.

6. Healthcare practitioners ranked M*Modal, a clinical documentation solutions provider, No. 1 for medical transcription technology solutions and services, according to a Black Book report.

7. A subset of employees at Outcome Health allegedly manipulated pricing and sales information to mislead pharmaceutical advertisers, according to an investigation by The Wall Street Journal.

8. Zocdoc, an online scheduling service for healthcare organizations, integrated its platform with the Allscripts EHR.

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