IBM sues former CIO; Allscripts to purchase a NantHealth business & more — 16 health IT key notes

Here are 16 recent news updates on health IT companies.

Allscripts Healthcare Solutions entered into an agreement Aug. 3 to buy NantHealth's provider and patient engagement solutions business.

Officials from Apple and Hartford, Conn.-based Aetna reportedly held a series of secret negotiations Aug. 10 and Aug. 11 to discuss expanding the Apple Watch to Aetna insurance customers

Apple was recently granted multiple U.S. patents, including one to measure and calculate health data.

The Irving City Council in Texas voted Aug. 10 to provide Teaneck, N.J.-based Cognizant Technology Solutions with an economic grant of up to $545,000 to establish its regional workforce.

Google reportedly purchased Seattle-based Senosis Health, a digital health startup.

IBM filed a formal complaint against Jeff Smith, its former CIO, Aug. 1 to recoup damages for Mr. Smith's alleged breach of his non-compete agreement with IBM.

An Indiana judge ruled Aug. 4 IBM must pay more than $78 million in damages to Indiana after the tech giant allegedly breached a contract to update the state's welfare system.

The Association of Public-Safety Communications Officials International, an organization comprised of more than 29,000 members, tapped IBM Watson to evaluate 911 respondents Aug. 14.

Microsoft released the Coco Framework, an open-source foundation on which users can build high-scale, confidential blockchain networks.

Microsoft will offer a big data analytics platform from Wipro — an information technology, consulting and business process services company — on Azure, Microsoft's cloud computing platform.

Nuance Communications, a voice and language solutions provider, released its financial results — which it said were affected by a June malware attack called NotPetya — for the third quarter.

Teladoc achieved certified status for information security under the Health Information Trust Alliance's common security framework Aug. 11.

Verily, a life sciences company under the Alphabet umbrella, teamed up with the Aurora study, a $21 million investigation into trauma recovery led by researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine, Aug. 1.

The genome company Veritas Genetics acquired Curoverse, a computing and bioinformatics company, Aug. 3.

The National Institutes of Health granted Vibrent Health's software-as-a-service precision medicine platform the Authority to Operate certification Aug. 15.

Wolters Kluwer Health aims to streamline the process for importing and exporting information from its ProVation Order Sets by integrating the software with Epic.

More articles on health IT:
IBM Watson to analyze 911 calls
Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center to use predictive analytics in ED renovation
6 thoughts on population health with Allscripts Analytics CMO Dr. Fatima Paruk

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