Epic requests lower award in Tata case; Cerner claims largest EMR market share; athenahealth adds former Amazon CFO to board — 11 health IT key notes

Here are 11 recent news updates on key health IT companies.

1.  MEDITECH customers can now access a Sepsis Management Toolkit to support early detection and treatment of sepsis.

2. When Apple releases its latest operating system, iOS 10, this fall, iPhone users will reportedly be able to request access to their medical records through the Health app.

3. Apple is developing software for "differential privacy," which will allow the company to gather data and glean insights on user behavior while upholding individual privacy.

4. Fallon Community Health plans to use McKesson Diagnostics Exchange to manage payments for molecular diagnostic testing.

5. Tom Szkutak, former CFO of Amazon.com, joined athenahealth's board of directors, which became effective Tuesday.

6. Epic Systems asked a federal court to reduce the $940 million it was awarded in damages against an Indian consultancy firm, citing Wisconsin laws that put a cap on the amount of punitive damages permissible.

7. Cerner's growth, partly spurred by its acquisition of Siemens in 2015, led the vendor to claim the largest market share in the $27 billion EMR industry.

8. Terrebonne General Medical Center in Houma, La., plans to implement Epic's EHR and has received $20 million in bonds to help with the overhaul.

9. FHN Memorial Hospital in Freeport, Ill., started testing its new MEDITECH 6.1 EHR platform, which it plans to take live in October.

10. When approximately 3,500 Cerner employees move to the company's new Trails Campus next year, they will bring with them a new buying power that could help revitalize the South Kansas City, Mo., neighborhood.

11. Two hospitals in Puerto Rico plan to implement MEDITECH's 6.1 EHR: Manati Medical Center and Mayaguez Medical Center.

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