Epic expands outside hospitals; Allscripts sells Netsmart stake & more — 6 health IT key notes

Here are six recent news updates on major health IT and technology companies:

1. Allscripts closed the sale of its interests in Netsmart, a developer of behavioral health, human services and post-acute care technologies.

2. Cerner teamed up with CoverMyMeds to provide clinicians and patients with the cost of prescription drugs from within the Cerner ePrescribe workflow.

3. Epic has been adding major healthcare organizations outside of its typical hospital clients to its software network.

4. 3M entered into a definitive agreement to acquire the technology business of M*Modal for a total enterprise value of $1 billion.

5. Medsphere Systems Corp., a health IT solutions provider, closed $32 million in financing led by Morgan Stanley Expansion Capital.

6. Reddit users recently unearthed a promotional video Microsoft released in 2009, predicting what daily technology consumers would be using in 2019.

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