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Kaiser Permanente to Open IT Campus in Colorado

December 10, 2012
by Gabriel Perna
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Kaiser Permanente recently announced it will be opening an IT campus in Colorado with 500 people being hired for operations by 2015. The IT office, which will be located in the Denver suburb of Greenwood Village, Colo., will increase Kaiser’s total IT presence in the state to about 700. Across the country, Kaiser says it employs 6,000 IT professionals.

The organization, which is known for its succesful EHR and PHR deployment, has not specifically said what kinds of IT operations will be run at the campus. The Oakland, Calif.-based managed care consortium recently announced its personal health record (PHR), My Health Manager, reached four million users.

 “Kaiser Permanente’s plan to open a new IT campus and create hundreds of jobs in Colorado is welcome news,” Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper, said in a statement. “Our state’s high-tech workforce, healthy business eco-system and excellent quality-of-life continue to attract employers and new jobs. Kaiser Permanente’s new IT campus is another win for Colorado.”

“We are delighted to bring a new IT campus to Colorado that will serve as a center of excellence,” Donna Lynne, president of Kaiser Permanente Colorado, said in a statement. “Metro Denver’s demographics, coupled with a healthy real estate market and an expansive talent pool of potential employees, make it the ideal location for Kaiser Permanente’s IT campus. We’re happy to be supporting Colorado’s economy with a healthy dose of new jobs.”



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