St. Luke's Epic go-live on time, under budget; Google investigated for tax fraud; IBM names chief health transformation officer — 7 health IT key notes

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

1. French police raided Google's Paris headquarters Tuesday as the government continues investigations in the tech company for corruption and tax fraud.

2. IBM Watson Health appointed Paul Tang, MD, as its first chief health transformation officer.

3. For clues regarding what Apple's latest project may be, one can look at the company's job postings. The tech giant is seeking a "Privacy Counsel" with a focus on HIPAA and health to develop privacy solutions for products, suggesting Apple is planning to make further strides in the healthcare environment.

4. St. Luke's University Health Network has completed its enterprisewide go-live of Epic's EHR system for inpatient records and calls the project a success.

5. Approximately 2,000 IBM employees will soon be commuting to a new office as the company closes its Somers, N.Y.-based campus.

6. Concord Township, Ohio-based LakeHealth has selected Cerner to implement its EHR.

7. Apple, Google and Microsoft were ranked the top three most valuable brands in the world by Forbes.

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