Google parent hosts healthcare event; Allscripts, Apple post earnings results & more — 7 health IT key notes

Here are seven recent news updates on major health IT and technology companies:

1. Allscripts released its earnings results for the third quarter of 2018, posting $522 million in revenue.

2. Alphabet, Google's parent company, hosted an invitation-only event for its health units in Sunnyvale, Calif.

3. Apple and Stanford (Calif.) University School of Medicine released an update on their joint heart rhythm study, dubbed the Apple Heart Study, on Nov. 1 — roughly one year after its launch.

4. Apple released its earnings results for the fourth quarter of 2018, reporting $62.9 billion in revenue.

5. A plumbers union in Chicago selected Cerner to manage a new health center, where the group's members and their families will be able to access healthcare services as part of their union benefits.

6. Epic ranked as the No. 1 EMR vendor for customer satisfaction based on survey data from providers across the globe, according to a KLAS Research report.

7. Greenway Health promoted its COO Kimberly O'Loughlin to president.

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