Epic selected by MidMichigan Health; Cerner CEO has cancer; athenahealth makes moves into inpatient setting with University of Toledo Medical Center — 9 health IT key notes

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

1. For the third quarter of 2016, McKesson reported revenues of $47.9 billion, a slight 3 percent increase from the $46.5 billion in revenues from the third quarter of 2015.

2. Chronic disease management software and services provide CareSync partnered with athenahealth to offer its solutions in athenahealth's More Disruption Please program's marketplace. 

3. Midland, Mich.-based MidMichigan Health will invest $55 million to implement Epic's EHR platform at all the hospitals, physician offices and outpatient care facilities in its 15-county region.

4. Frost & Sullivan recognized eClinicalWorks for capturing the highest market share among cloud-based EHR vendors. The vendor holds 10 percent of the market share.

5. The Military Health System plans to implement McKesson's InterQual solution, a clinical decision support tool, at its military treatment facilities.

6. The U.K.'s National Health Services is launching six remote-monitoring pilot initiatives, partnering with companies including Google's life sciences division and IBM.

7. Neal Patterson, chairman, co-founder and CEO of Cerner, was diagnosed with cancer early in the year.

8. Co-founder, chairman and CEO of athenahealth Jonathan Bush will receive the Ellen M. Zane Award for Visionary Leadership from Tufts Medical Center in Boston.

9. athenahealth and University of Toledo (Ohio) Medical Center are working together to develop the vendor's EHR for deployment in the hospital.

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