UAB selects athenahealth's coordination platform; Cerner stock fell 0.46%; Deaconess Health System integrating Epic into Fitbit — 6 health IT key notes

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

1. Researchers at University of California, San Francisco are launching a study to better understand the health of LGBTQ adults in the country and are using Apple's ResearchKit's platform to do so.

2. The University of Alabama at Birmingham chose athenahealth's athenaCoordinator Enterprise platform to streamline care transitions and patient referrals.

3. Company shares of Cerner fell 0.46 percent last week, but the stock saw gains overall in the past four weeks.

4. A coalition of organizations comprised of heavy-hitters such as Intel, athenahealth, Verizon, Samsung Electronics America and McKesson penned a letter to Congress' Committee on Energy and Commerce this week expressing support for the interoperability measures outlined in bill H.R. 6 — the 21st Century Cures Act.

5. Deaconess Health System, based in Evansville, Ind., is in the process of integrating Fitbit into its Epic MyChart patient portal.

6. Cerner was named among the vendors with the largest market share in revenue cycle management support, holding 4 percent.

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