Epic, Cerner top vendors used for MU attestation; athenahealth posts Q2 loss; McKesson recognized for philanthropic giving — 8 health IT key notes

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

1. McKesson reported $49.7 billion in revenue for the first quarter of 2017, ended June 30, a 5 percent increase from revenue reported in the same quarter of the prior year.

2. Thirty percent of providers participating in the Medicare EHR Incentive Program are using Epic's EHR to attest, as of June 2016, making it the most-used vendor.

3. Cerner maintains its rank as the No. 1 vendor used by hospitals participating in the Medicare EHR Incentive Program as of June 2016.

4. Five customers switched from MEDITECH's legacy EHR platform to its web-base EHR. 

5. Athenahealth and cloud-based analytics and data-driven intervention platform Inovalon are working together to interoperate.

6. San Francisco Business Times released a list of 80 of the top corporate philanthropists in the Bay Area, and McKesson came in at No. 39.

7. The health minister of British Columbia, Canada, has ordered an external review of the Cerner EHR system implementation project at Vancouver (Canada) Island Health Authority, a project that has raised patient safety concerns among physicians.

8. For the second quarter of 2016, athenahealth reported year-over-year revenue growth, but posted an overall $1.9 million loss, a downturn from last year's second quarter $9.3 million profit.

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