Judy Faulkner named among 'Richest People in Tech'; Cerner CEO cashes $26.9M in stock options; GE Healthcare at Olympics — 5 health IT key notes

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

1. GE Healthcare is providing the official EMR for the Olympic Games, for every athlete and patient who visits the healthcare clinic in the Olympic Village and emergency centers in competition areas. More than 10,500 athletes are competing, and the EMR has tracked more than 4,000 medical records so far.

2. After purchasing $1 billion in Apple stock in May, Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway increased its stake in Apple stock by 55 percent.

3. The healthcare system of the Bahamas plans to implement the Allscripts Sunrise EHR in three hospitals and more than 100 clinics.

4. Neal Patterson, co-founder and CEO of Cerner, opted to collect $26.9 million worth of the company's stock that were issued to him 21 years ago.

5. Forbes released its list of "The Richest People in Tech," and Epic founder and CEO Judy Faulkner is one of just five women to make the list.

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