MetroHealth deploys Epic EHR at Cleveland jail & more — 7 health IT key notes

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

Cleveland-based MetroHealth aims to improve the health of inmates at Cleveland-based Cuyahoga County Jail by moving the patients' paper records to its Epic EHR.

In an effort to expand its revenue cycle operations, McKesson Specialty Health will open a new office building in Evansville, Ind., next year.

The night before a meeting with President-elect Donald Trump, IBM CEO Ginni Rometty said her company will hire 25,000 U.S. workers and invest $1 billion in the U.S. economy.

Glasgow, Mont.-based Frances Mahon Deaconess Hospital will upgrade to Meditech's web EHR in 2017.

In 2013, the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation decided to replace its paper records system with a Cerner EHR, which officials estimated would cost $182 million. In the three years since, the cost has ballooned to $386.5 million.

Health IT vendor eClinicalWorks recently issued a safety warning to clinicians, pharmacists, patients and families, noting that using eClinicalWorks' EHR system carries various risks regarding medication management, processing and ordering of tests.

Health IT vendor athenahealth joined forces with ADP, an HR management company, to offer cloud-based payroll and time and attendance services to small hospitals.

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