Epic selected for Erlanger Health; Cerner, Allscripts, athenahealth report growing revenues; and IBM, Epic and Mayo bring cognitive computing to EHRs — 15 key notes on health IT companies

Here are 15 recent news updates on key companies in health IT.

1. Grand Lake Health System in St. Marys, Ohio, selected Allscripts' Sunrise EHR for its community of medical centers.

2. Englewood, Colo.-based Centura Health is the first healthcare provider to employ CaféWell Concierge, a consumer engagement app developed by Welltok and powered by IBM Watson.

3. For the fourth quarter 2015 ended March 31, 2015, McKesson reported revenue totaling $44.9 billion, a 19 percent increase from the $37.8 billion reported during the same time period last year.

4. Allscripts' shares increased 5.7 percent within the last session.

5. Cerner released its financial results for the first quarter 2015 that ended April 4, indicating a growth in revenue and an all-time high in bookings. 

6. IBM has officially completed its acquisition of population health management software company Phytel. 

7. athenahealth's total revenue for the three months ended March 31, 2015 was up 27 percent from the same period the year before, but company shares fell 7.39 percent May 1 after the company reported its Q1 results.

8. Fourteen cancer institutes are collaborating with IBM Watson to advance DNA analysis and personalized treatments for cancer patients.

9. IBM Watson Health, the new dedicated healthcare unit of IBM, announced a partnership with Epic Systems and Rochester, Minn.-based Mayo Clinic to apply Watson's cognitive computing capabilities to EHRs.

10. LMG 3 Marketing and Development filed a patent infringement lawsuit against Apple for its HealthKit and Health App, alleging the medical records function of the app had already been patented.

11. GE Healthcare is one of four winners of SiriusDecisions' ROI Award identifying companies that have improved performance through strong sales and marketing and/or product alignment.

12. Chattanooga, Tenn.-based Erlanger Health System will implement Epic's EHR system, a project expected to cost approximately $100 million over 10 years.

13. McKesson agreed to settle claims with the Department of Justice, Drug Enforcement Administration and various U.S. Attorney's offices alleging suspicious order reporting practices for controlled substances by paying $150 million and suspending at least three distribution center registrations for two years.

14. Physician leaders identified Epic, Cerner and MEDITECH as top performers in the realm of acute-care EMR usability.

15. Health information systems provider NextGen Healthcare launched NextGen Care, a population health and care management solution.

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