Novant's Epic EHR connected to Social Security Administration network; Cerner's Zane Burke named CHIME board member; athenahealth adds new offering to marketplace — 6 health IT key notes

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

1. Asquam Community Health Collaborative, a newly formed limited liability corporation, selected Cerner to provide its EHR.

2. Cerner president Zane Burke was elected to CHIME Foundation's board of directors.

3. Chiron Health is now part of athenahealth's More Disruption Please marketplace.

4. IBM created an Internet of Things business unit.

5. The Social Security Administration can now access Novant Health's Epic EHR to review and verify social security claims

6. IBM Watson expanded the Watson Health Cloud offerings to include Health Cloud for Life Sciences Compliance and the IBM Watson Care Manager. Additionally, the company opened its new global headquarters in Cambridge, Mass.

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