Judy Faulkner's Giving Pledge letter to be displayed at Smithsonian; Cerner a top international EHR; GE unveils health cloud — 12 health IT key notes

Here are 12 recent news updates on key health IT companies.

1. Bangalore, India-based Manipal Hospitals will use IBM Watson for Oncology to assist oncologists in providing individualized healthcare to cancer patients.

2. Fort Lauderdale, Fla.-based Broward Health plans to implement Cerner's population health management platform HealtheIntent. 

3. Mountain View, Calif.-based El Camino Hospital is live on Epic's EHR.

4. The Indiana Health Information Exchange and St. Vincent Medical Group, based in Indianapolis, are collaborating to send patient tests, labs and clinical results directly to the group's athenahealth EHR.

5. Epic founder Judy Faulkner's letter to the Giving Pledge, pledging 99 percent of her wealth to philanthropy, will be on a rotating display in the Smithsonian National Museum of American History's new philanthropy exhibition.

6. During the 101st annual Radiological Society of North America meeting in Chicago, GE unveiled its GE Health Cloud.

7. Alphabet, the newly formed parent company of Google, plans to charge its internal startup companies like Google X and Google Life Sciences for using corporate services in an effort to boost financial accountable and remain self-sustaining.

8. In the global EMR market, two vendors — Cerner and InterSystems — are the top-performing, multiregional vendors, according to a KLAS Research report.

9. IBM appointed Kyu Rhee, MD, chief health officer for the Watson Health Unit.

10. San Francisco-based Dignity Health plans to implement athenahealth's population health service platform athenaCommunicator Enterprise.

11. McKesson was recognized as a "Best Place to Work for LGBT Equality."

12. The Missouri Chamber of Commerce honored Kansas City, Mo.-based Cerner last week with its Champion of Enterprise award for its significant contributions to the state and record year.

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