Philips discovers security vulnerability in radiation application; CliniComp sues VA over Cerner contract & more — 15 health IT key notes

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Here are 15 recent news updates on health IT companies.

Allscripts and Elligo Health Research joined forces Aug. 17 to help physicians connect their patients with clinical trials.

Basel, Switzerland-based pharmaceutical company Novartis and Seattle-based research nonprofit Sage Bionetworks initiated a study on multiple sclerosis using the Apple ResearchKit software framework Aug. 21.

CliniComp, a San Diego-based EHR provider, filed a lawsuit Aug. 18 against the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs over the department's decision to tap Cerner for its systemwide EHR in a no-bid contract in June.

Deloitte ranked the top consulting firm provider organizations say they turn to for health IT guidance, according to a KLAS Research report.

Fruit Street, a New York City-based digital health company, is the first organization to obtain pending recognition status for group telehealth classes under the CDC's National Diabetes Prevention Program.

IBM and JDRF, a New York City-based organization that funds Type 1 diabetes research, will apply machine learning algorithms to investigate existing Type 1 diabetes research datasets.

A team of researchers from across the U.S. will crowdsource computing power using IBM's World Community Grid to conduct a large-scale study on the human microbiome.

Illumina, a San Diego-based genome sequencing provider, signed a long-term lease for a 316,000-square-foot complex less than one mile from its headquarters.

The CommonWell Health Alliance added Imprivata, a health IT security company, as a general member Aug. 17.

Livongo, a Mountain View, Calif.-based digital health company focused on chronic conditions, named former 23andMe President Andy Page its president and CFO Aug. 21.

MAP Health Management — a provider of telehealth and patient engagement solutions for patients with chronic behavioral health disorders — will integrate Wolters Kluwer Health's Health Language platform to improve its data exchange practices.

Philips issued a notification disclosing security vulnerabilities in its Philips DoseWise Portal application Aug. 17.

SnapMD, a Glendale, Calif.-based telehealth technology provider, transitioned its SnapMD Virtual Care Management platform to Azure, Microsoft's cloud computing service, Aug. 15.

David Schloss joined Teladoc as its first-ever chief human resources officer Aug. 21.

Tyto Care, a telehealth company, joined forces with iQor, a global managed services provider, Aug. 23.

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