900 IT jobs
Kaiser Permanente is expanding its operations in Georgia.
The health care provider plans to open a new 157,000-square-foot IT campus on Peachtree Street in Midtown Atlanta, adding 900 jobs over the next four years.
"Our IT organization drives the technology that enables Kaiser Permanente to coordinate patient care and improve health outcomes," said Kaiser Permanente Chief Information Officer Dick Daniels. "These new technology employees will be essential to our mission to provide the best care possible and empower our members to take an active role in managing their health and wellness."
HealthConnect®, Kaiser Permanente's electronic health record, is the largest non-governmental medical record system in the world. KP HealthConnect enables Kaiser Permanente's 17,000 physicians to electronically access the medical records of its 9.5 million members nationwide and serves as a model for other care systems.
Through its personal health records system, My Health Manager, members can email their doctors, schedule appointments, refill prescriptions, and view lab results from their computers and mobile devices. In 2014 Kaiser Permanente members viewed more than 78 million test results, sent more than 20 million emails to their physicians, filled 17 million prescriptions, and booked 4 million appointments through My Health Manager.
The expansion brings Kaiser Permanente's total presence in Georgia to more than 4,000 employees and physicians.
Founded in 1945 and headquartered in Oakland, California, Kaiser Permanente serves approximately 9.6 million members in eight states and the District of Columbia. The enterprise includes Kaiser Foundation Hospitals and their subsidiaries, Kaiser Foundation Health Plan, Inc., and the Permanente Medical Groups. Kaiser Permanente serves nearly 280,000 members in a 28-county service area in metro Atlanta.