Kaiser Permanente Opens IT Center
(Targeted News Service Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) ARLINGTON, Va., Aug. 28 -- The Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation issued the following news release:
In a development that underscores the large and growing role that information technology plays in modern medicine, one of the nation's largest healthcare providers has opened a new center dedicated to IT.
Kaiser Permanente is looking to fill 95 new positions this year following the grand opening of its IT center in Greenwood Village, CO.
The center, which already has 300 employees, should be home to approximately 700 IT professionals by 2015, according to a Kaiser Permanente statement. There are "approaches to grow to 900," people if the need arises, said Phil Fasano, executive vice president and chief information officer at Kaiser Permanente, in a press conference on the grand opening.
Currently, the facility is looking to hire solutions architects, managers/directors, software developers, project/program managers, and programmers. Kaiser Permanente has more than 6,000 staff in Colorado and is one of the largest private employers in the state.
"As healthcare evolves, there is an increased demand for IT solutions and support to deliver quality patient care," said Fasano in a prepared statement. "This new IT location is a center of excellence where best in class employees use technology to ensure the delivery of high-quality, affordable health care to Kaiser Permanente members living in Colorado and across the country."
Kaiser's move comes as the industry demand for healthcare IT talent grows. Randstad Healthcare recently released a report, titled Healthcare Employment Report, Q2 2013, demonstrating this trend.
"Healthcare workers are in high demand, with the sector experiencing some serious labor shortages," said Steve McMahan, executive vice president of Randstad US, Professionals, in a prepared statement. "For example, healthcare information technology specialists such as medical coders and healthcare consultants for large IT projects are in high demand within the field due to the implementation of ICD-10. Employers have to find innovative ways to compete for top talent."
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