Epic, Nuance bring AI to EHRs; Cerner, Missouri town launch PDMP & more — 9 health IT key notes

Here are nine recent news updates on health IT companies.

Epic joined forces with Nuance Communications, a voice and language solutions provider, to embed computer-assisted physician documentation services into its EHRs.

North Kansas City, Mo.-based Cerner is collaborating with the town of Nevada, Mo., the seat of Vernon County, to establish a prescription drug monitoring program.

GE Healthcare plans to hire 5,000 software engineers and invest $500 million in its software development over the next few years.

WebMD and La Jolla, Calif.-based Scripps Translational Science Institute are conducting a study with Apple's ResearchKit to investigate what factors lead to a healthy pregnancy.

Oracle Health Sciences unveiled its cloud-based Data Management Workbench for pharmaceutical companies and research organizations.

Owosso, Mich.-based Memorial Healthcare launched a 24/7 ICU monitoring program through a partnership with Advanced ICU Care.

Health Catalyst, a data analytics and decision support company, released a web-based decision support tool for healthcare executives.

Health First, a Rockledge, Fla.-based health system, integrated First Databank's patient medication instructions into all four of its hospitals' Allscripts Sunrise EHR workflows.

Spok Holdings, a global healthcare communications firm, appointed Michael Wallace CFO.

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