US Supreme Court to hear Epic overtime case; American Well expands telemedicine access & more — 7 health IT key notes

Here are seven recent news updates on health IT companies.

The Ka'u Rural Health Community Association's Resource and Distance Learning Center in Pahala, Hawaii, now hosts a telehealth kiosk, thanks to a donation from American Well and the Hawaii Medical Service Association.

The U.S. Supreme Court will decide whether companies can require employees to sign arbitration agreements preventing workers from pursuing group claims in court, as it recently took three cases on the issue, one of which involves Verona, Wis.-based Epic Systems.

Burlington-based University of Vermont Health Network is hoping for state regulatory permission to implement a $112.4 million Epic EHR system.

Allscripts and ePatientFinder, a clinical trial site optimization company, released a new patient identification and analytics tool: GeoPrecise.

In a STAT op-ed, Jonathan Bush, CEO and president of athenahealth, argued that the healthcare industry should move away from "outdated software" and toward a system of health IT networks.

McKesson Health Solutions' InterQual Criteria is accessible through the cloud-based implementations of InterQual Online, InterQual Anonymous Review and InterQual Transparency.

Auxilio, a Mission Viejo, Calif.-based health IT company, has acquired Austin-based CynergisTek in an initial consideration of approximately $26.8 million in combined cash, stock and seller debt.

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