VA selects Cerner EHR; plaintiff dismisses privacy lawsuit against MDLive & more — 13 health IT key notes

Here are 13 recent news updates on health IT companies.

Rochester, Minn.-based Mayo Clinic and 2bPrecise entered into a technology license agreement and research collaboration.

Allscripts and GoodRx — a market-intelligence company that tracks medication prices — joined forces to provide clinicians with information about prescription affordability at the point of care.

Online Care Group, one of American Well's clinical partners, rolled out telehealth visits in Texas.

Apple plans to unveil a new Bluetooth application programming interface for its Apple Watch.

The Department of Veterans Affairs will implement Cerner as its systemwide EHR. However, its existing scheduling contract with a health IT competitor, Epic, may still hold.

Cerner Middle East & Africa appointed two general managers.

IBM entered a multiyear strategic partnership with Beijing-based Baheal Pharmaceutical Group to bring Watson for Oncology to China.

IBM Watson Health and Novartis joined forces to personalize breast cancer treatment.

Jerald S. Howe Jr. will join Leidos, a Reston, Va.-based science and technology company, as its executive vice president and general counsel.

The lead plaintiff in a class-action privacy lawsuit filed against MDLive, a Sunrise, Fla.-based telehealth provider, voluntarily dismissed the suit June 2

Meditech and Nuance joined forces to embed cloud-based speech-recognition software into the Meditech Web EHR.

Navican, an Intermountain Healthcare company, entered an agreement with Royal Philips to enable hospitals and health systems to utilize Intermountain's precision medicine program.

Surescripts, a health information network focused on e-prescriptions, conducted more than 10.9 billion transactions in 2016, up 12 percent from the year prior.

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