McKesson develops EHR analysis tool; 'Watson for Oncology' goes live at US hospital & more — 10 health IT key notes

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Here are 10 recent news updates on health IT companies.

For the seventh year in a row, Epic was named the No. 1 Overall Software Suite in the 2017 Best in KLAS: Software & Services report.

Meditech's combined product and service revenue fell 2.8 percent between 2015 and 2016, according to its 2016 financial results.

McKesson is developing an analytics tool specifically geared toward helping oncologists utilize EHR patient data.

IBM's 'Watson for Oncology' will go live at Florida-based Jupiter Medical Center at the beginning of March, marking the technology's first deployment at a U.S. community hospital. Watson for Oncology has already been deployed at hospitals in India, South Korea and Thailand.

London-based King's College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust chose Cerner to implement its EHR at its upcoming hospital in the United Arab Emirates.

Allscripts announced its platform has enabled more than 2 billion data exchange transactions to date.

Allendale, Mich.-based Grand Valley State University entered a partnership with Answer Health on Demand to teach its physician assistant students about telehealth.

Philips and Suffern, N.Y.-based Bon Secours Charity Health System launched a $180 million multiyear care delivery and population health partnership.

In the wake of a disappointing fourth quarter, Fitbit plans to cut approximately 110 employees, or 6 percent of its overall workforce.

La Grande, Ore.-based Grande Ronde Hospital partnered with Carena to roll out GRH ReadyCare, a telehealth platform for noncritical conditions.

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