Trump's 'Mar-a-Lago Crowd' reviewed VA's $10B Cerner contract before signing; athenahealth files acquisition with SEC & more — 8 health IT key notes

Here are eight recent news updates on major health IT and technology companies:

1. Six more hospitals and clinics signed on to Apple's health records project.

2. Athenahealth filed a notice with the Securities and Exchange Commission detailing the shareholder vote on its proposed acquisition.

3. HIMSS Analytics named BlackBerry a certified consultant to help address the digital infrastructure needs of healthcare organizations.

4. An informal group at President Donald Trump's private Mar-a-Lago club was reportedly allowed to review the Veterans Affairs Department's $10 billion EHR modernization contract with Cerner.

5. Cerner and Epic offer the most frequently adopted clinical surveillance tools in the provider market, according to a report from KLAS Research.

6. Curvai Health, a UPMC-backed telemedicine company that provides services to nursing homes, acquired one of its competitors, TripleCare.

7. The American University of Beirut Medical Center implemented a new EHR, marking Epic's first go-live in Lebanon.

8. Meditech acquired a long-time international business affiliate as part of the company's plan to launch Meditech UK, an entity focused on supporting customers in the United Kingdom and Ireland.

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