DoD begins 1st Cerner EHR go-live; London hospital selects Epic EHR & more — 10 key health IT notes

Here are 10 recent news updates on health IT companies. 

1. The U.S. Department of Defense started the first phase of its Cerner EHR rollout at Fairchild Air Force Base outside Spokane, Wash.

2. GE announced plans to hire 20,000 women to fill STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) roles by 2020.

3. AT&T, IBM, Symantec and Internet of Things experts formed the IoT Cybersecurity Alliance.

4. Analysts believe athenahealth's fiscal goals for 2017 may be too high.

5. Cerner's year-end revenue has increased 8 percent since 2015.

6. IBM launched its Watson-powered security platform to help analysts across industries investigate security incidents.

7. Intel Security rolled out its Threat Landscape Dashboard, an online resource that identifies significant cyberthreats such as fraud campaigns, exploit kits and ransomware.

8. Great Ormond Street NHS Foundation Trust — a London-based children's hospital — chose Epic as its EHR provider.

9. VMware joined Intel's Healthcare Security Readiness Program.

10. Athenahealth joined forces with Transcend Insights, a population health management company, on an interoperability project.

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