Epic's Judy Faulkner among the richest Americans; eClinicalWorks expands office space, jobs; IBM Watson partners with J&J — 6 health IT key notes

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

1. Albany, Ga.-based Phoebe Putney Health System went live on its new MEDITECH EHR Oct. 1.

2. Judy Faulkner, founder of Verona, Wis.-based Epic, was named to the 2015 Forbes 400 list of the wealthiest Americans.

3. EHR vendor eClinicalWorks is expanding its presence with the addition of two new office buildings, one in Austin, Texas, and one in the company's headquarters of Westborough, Mass.

4. The CEO and CFO of Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation trust in the United Kingdom have resigned from their positions as the system faces financial troubles, some of which are reported to stem from the system's implementation of Epic's EHR.

5. McKesson started hiring at its new distribution facility in Clear Lake, Iowa.

6. A new partnership between Johnson & Johnson and IBM Watson will utilize the technology company's artificial intelligence and analytics platform to build consumer-focused technology apps.

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