Epic recognized for work perks; Cerner launches app development website; athenahealth posts 23 percent year-over-year revenue increase — 10 health IT key notes

Here are 10 recent news updates on key health IT companies.

1. Everseat, a consumer-facing appointment scheduling platform, is the latest startup to join the Allscripts Developer Program.

2. McKesson and HealthQX will join forces to help payers design bundled payment models and provide them with timely and accurate payments.

3. Cerner launched a new platform for third parties and client developers to collaborate and use SMART on FHIR tools for app development.

4. Neal Patterson, CEO of Cerner, filed a form with the Securities and Exchange Commission indicating he owns more than a 5 percent stake in the health IT company.

5. IBM is among a group of four vendors objecting the Department of Defense's modification of the DHMSM contract permitting military health records to be stored in Cerner's data center.

6. McKesson plans to lease a call center in Port St. Lucie, Fla., scheduled to open May 23.

7. Part of Skagit Regional Health's $316 million budget for 2016 includes a new Epic EHR system.

8. McKesson Patient Relationship Solutions joined forces with mobile pharmacy platform mscripts to provide medication cost-savings and personalized medication adherence support for patients.

9. For the fiscal year 2015, ended Dec. 31, 2015, cloud-based EHR vendor athenahealth reported a 23 percent increase in revenue from the previous year. Additionally, the vendor reported a net income of $14 million, a turnaround from the previous year's net loss of $3.1 million. 

10. Glassdoor, an employee-based employer review site, ranked Epic among the top 20 companies offering the best work perks and benefits. 

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