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IBM Creates Watson Health to Analyze Medical Data

IBM’s Watson team announces Watson Health, a partnership with Apple, Johnson & Johnson, and Medtronic as well as the acquisitions of Explorys, a data analytics startup and Cleveland Clinic spinoff focused on spotting patterns in diseases, and Phytel, a software vendor focused on reducing readmissions.

Surescripts Advances Nationwide Healthcare Interoperability with Broad Implementation of National Record Locator Service

Surescripts leads a coalition of EHR vendors that includes Epic, eClinicalWorks, and Greenway Health on an initiative to create a national record locator service.

InterSystems Announces HealthShare Personal Community, a Comprehensive Patient Engagement Solution

InterSystems launches an MU2 certified vendor agnostic patient portal.

KPMG To Acquire Healthcare Consulting Firm Beacon Partners, Inc.

As was rumored on HIStalk last week, KPMG will acquire health IT consulting firm Beacon Partners for an undisclosed sum.

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