Denver Health Epic implementation on time, under budget; athenahealth CEO administers CPR to man on street; Cerner announces Q4 2015 earnings call — 12 health IT key notes

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Here are 12 recent news updates on key health IT companies.

1. Jonathan Bush, cofounder and CEO of athenahealth, put his emergency medical training to use when he noticed a man who suffered an apparent heart attack and proceeded to administer CPR.

2. South Shore Hospital in Weymouth, Mass., is hiring at least 50 new employees to help with its Epic implementation.

3. GE Healthcare has chosen to relocate its international headquarters to Chicago, effective early this year.  

4. Marlton, N.J.-based Reconstructive Orthopedics plans to implement eClinicalWorks' EHR across its nine locations.

5. EHR vendor Cerner will hold a call Feb. 16, following the close of the market, to discuss its fourth quarter 2015 earnings results.

6. Health services and health IT vendor McKesson has reported an updated outlook for its adjusted earnings per diluted share for the fiscal year ending March 31.

7. Through a new partnership with Under Armour, IBM plans to leverage Watson's cognitive computing technology to develop a personal health and fitness app for athletes.

8. Three top executives stepped down from their positions with IBM in December.

9. Denver Health's former CIO left the organization due to a disagreement over the system's decision to implement Epic; current CEO Arthur Gonzalez said the implementation is on time and under budget.

10. West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey has filed a lawsuit against McKesson, alleging the distributor failed to help stop suspicious drug orders from entering the state.

11. San Diego-based Pathway Genomics partnered with IBM Watson for a closed-alpha release of an app that provides users with personalized genomic wellness information driven by cognitive computing.

12. Health IT vendors Allscripts and Medfusion completed the terms of a settlement over a legal dispute involving a breach of contract.

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