CVS Health taps Epic EHR; why MD Anderson put IBM Watson on hold & more — 11 health IT key notes

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Here are 11 recent news updates on health IT companies.

CVS Health chose the Epic EHR system for CVS Specialty's care management programs.

Cerner appointed Julie Gerberding, MD, to its board of directors.

Jackson County Circuit Judge W. Brent Powell certified a lawsuit alleging Cerner didn't pay certain employees overtime wages as class action.

McKesson and Change Healthcare completed a merger that combines the majority of McKesson Technology Solutions and substantially all of Change Healthcare's business.

Timed with International Women's Day 2017, Microsoft expanded its #MakeWhatsNext campaign.

IBM unveiled plans to build a commercially available universal quantum computing system, to be called the "IBM Q" quantum system.

In October 2013, MD Anderson and IBM announced the development of Oncology Expert Advisor, a clinical decision support technology powered by IBM Watson. However, this project has since been put on hold.

Tableau's visual analytics software and Google Cloud Platform's patient data analysis capabilities are now in use at the Colorado Center for Personalized Medicine.

UW Health, a Madison, Wis.-based integrated academic health system associated with the University of Wisconsin-Madison, tapped American Well as its telehealth partner.

Fitbit has unveiled a new sleep tracking tool, called Sleep Stages, which has been in development over the past two years.

Teladoc appointed Kenneth H. Paulus, an executive advisor at the private investment firm Water Street Healthcare Partners, to its board of directors.

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