Judy Faulkner named to Forbes 400; IBM invests $200M in Watson; Google unveils smartphone — 6 health IT key notes

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

1. The board of commissioners at IslandHospital in Anacortes, Wash., approved an agreement to implement MEDITECH's EHR.                                                                                                               

2. At a press event Oct. 4, Google introduced its own smartphone: Pixel.

3. IBM is doubling down on its Watson Internet of Things business unit, investing $200 million into the unit's headquarters in Munich, Germany, and new capabilities surrounding blockchain and security.

4. Tulare (Calif.) RegionalMedicalCenter is scheduled to go live on its Cerner EHR Oct. 17.

5. Our Lady of the AngelsHospital, a 98-bed hospital in Bogalusa, La., fully transitioned from paper-based records to an Epic EHR in less than a year, going live on the system in June.

6. Epic founder and CEO Judy Faulkner was named to Forbes' annual Forbes 400 list, which ranks America's wealthiest people.

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