McKesson divests IT unit; Cerner, Epic, athenahealth among vendors with highest revenues; VA enlists IBM Watson to fight cancer — 6 health IT key notes

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

1. Coordinated Care Oklahoma, a health information exchange, is using Cerner technology to share data with the Department of Defense.

2. The Department of Veterans Affairs partnered with IBM Watson Health to expand the department's precision medicine oncology program.

3. The European Union is preparing to file additional antitrust charges against Google, which would be the third time the European Commission formally alleges the internet giant is taking advantage of unfair business practices.

4. McKesson and Change Healthcare are combining businesses into a separate company focused on healthcare technology and technology-enabled services.

5. Mercy Technology Services, the IT pillar of St. Louis-based Mercy, will assist two hospitals in adopting Epic platforms and will provide one hospital with data analytics services. 

6. Cerner, McKesson, Epic, Allscripts and athenahealth were named among IDC Health Insights' inaugural HealthTech Rankings identifying vendors with the highest revenues. 

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