Epic, Teladoc & more — 6 health IT key notes

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

Purchase, N.Y.-based Teladoc CMO Henry DePhillips, MD, was named to the National Quality Forum Telehealth Multistakeholder Committee.

Mercy Technology Services, the IT division of St. Louis-based Mercy, recently assisted Gastonia, N.C.-based CaroMont Health and Salisbury, Md.-based Peninsula Regional Medical Center with their respective Epic EHR implementations.

Cerner partnered with two other organizations to open a health center in Kansas City, Kan., Dec. 16. Cerner Vice President of Population Health Services Mike Heckman said the company plans to help other health centers open in the future.

EHR vendor athenahealth's share prices were up 23 percent at market close Dec. 15.

Concentra, a healthcare company focused on occupational medicine, has partnered with the telemedicine provider American Well.

IBM Watson Health and Phoenix-based Barrow Neurological Institute have identified eight genes linked with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, better known as Lou Gehrig's disease.

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