GE Healthcare CEO to head GE in August; Weirton Medical Center sues Cerner for breach of contract & more — 16 health IT key notes

Here are 16 recent news updates on health IT companies.

Sumbul Desai, MD, executive director of the Stanford (Calif.) Medicine Center for Digital Health, will reportedly join Apple in a senior role to promote health uses for its Apple Watch.

Athenahealth entered into an agreement to acquire Praxify Technologies, a Palo Alto, Calif.-based company that streamlines EHR workflow with mobile interfaces, analytic feedback and natural language processing.

Carena, a telehealth startup, raised $6 million in a recent round of funding.

Cerner integrated Carevive's patient care planning software into its PowerChart Oncology solution.

Weirton (W. Va.) Medical Center is suing Cerner, and its acquired entity Siemens Health Services, for breach of contract.

Cognizant entered into a definitive agreement to acquire TMG Health, a subsidiary of the health insurer Health Care Service Corp.

Dell Technologies released its financial results for the first quarter of fiscal year 2018, posting a total revenue of $17.82 billion.

eClinicalWorks launched a telehealth solution on its Health & Online Wellness mobile app.

GE CEO and Chairman of the Board Jeff Immelt will retire at the end of 2017. The board has selected current President and CEO of GE Healthcare John Flannery to replace him.

Nashville, Tenn.-based Lipscomb University College of Pharmacy joined a consortium of healthcare companies led by Hashed Health, a blockchain startup.

Health Catalyst — a provider of data analytics, decision support and outcomes improvement — appointed Eric Denna senior vice president of professional services, effective in July.

Hewlett-Packard debuted a video with Christian Slater to promote its hardware — such as printers and personal computers — which the company claims are more secure than the outdated models in use at many hospitals.

IBM will expand its "new collar" career program to more than a dozen community colleges over the next six months.

Meditech launched MHealth, a patient portal app, on Apple's App Store and Google Play.

Royal Philips opened its first innovation center in Russia in the Moscow-based Skolkovo Innovation Center.

Ann Arbor-based University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center joined forces with Tempus to personalize breast cancer treatment.

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