McKesson, Change Healthcare merger; Epic, plaintiffs allegedly reach settlement & more — 10 health IT key notes

Here are 10 recent news updates on health IT companies.

In December 2016, the telehealth provider Teladoc surpassed 2 million patient visits.

FDA and IBM Watson Health have entered a two-year partnership to study the efficacy of health data exchange using blockchain technology. IBM Watson Health also recently announced a collaboration with Illumina, a biotechnology company focused on genome sequencing solutions.

Ireland's Health Service Executive has a contract with Cerner to deploy the MN-CMS in 19 maternity units throughout the country over three years.

Kansas City, Mo.-based Cerner began installing its logo on top of its $4.5 billion Innovations Campus this week.

According to the Madison State Journal, a settlement has "apparently been reached" in a pending class-action lawsuit against Epic regarding overtime pay. However, a judge has requested more information before formally closing the case.

Beaufort (S.C.) Memorial Hospital, a 197-bed facility, went live on Meditech's EHR. Duncan (Okla.) Regional Hospital is also slated to upgrade to Meditech's web EHR this year.

Following the close of an antitrust investigation into their merger, McKesson and Change Healthcare have revealed the name of and branding decision behind their combined tech company.

Watertown, Mass.-based athenahealth will expand its workforce in Atlanta to almost 1,000 employees by 2018.

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4 states join national prescription data sharing network
FDA, IBM Watson Health to study use of blockchain in health data exchange
Cal INDEX, Inland Empire HIE to form California's largest HIE

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