Archive for January, 2017

Atlanta healthcare jobs increase

Tuesday, January 31st, 2017

With the addition of a new mobile health vehicle, Atlanta healthcare jobs are increasing.

The MHV, which features two exam rooms and a handicap-accessible bathroom, provides patients with a wide range of primary care services including biometric screening for blood pressure, blood sugar levels, body mass index and cholesterol levels, in addition to health coaching and immunizations.

“I want to thank Kaiser Permanente of Georgia for partnering to provide our employees with greater access to essential services through this state-of-the-art mobile health care facility,” said Mayor Reed. “In 2012, my administration launched ‘A Healthier You’ initiative with a goal to expand the City’s focus on employee health and wellness. The new Mobile Health Vehicle helps us reach our goals by making it easier and more convenient for employees to get the care they need.”

Inaugural health care services onboard the Kaiser Permanente “clinic-on-wheels” were administered to City employees at the Department of Public Works’ Solid Waste Services facility.

“Every day, we see these men and women moving through the city providing a vital service to help keep our city clean, so we wanted to bring our new mobile health vehicle to their truck yard and provide health screenings at no charge,” said Jim Simpson, interim president of Kaiser Permanente of Georgia.

The City of Atlanta is the third largest public sector health benefit plan in the state of Georgia and the largest municipality in the Southeast. It has over 22,000 covered lives with an estimated $140 million annual insurance budget. Kaiser Permanente is one of two medical insurance plans offered to city employees as part of the employee benefits package.

“We believe in the power of preventive medicine at Kaiser Permanente, so we are always looking for new ways to connect with our members and ensure they receive the care they need to thrive,” said Mary L. Wilson, M.D., president and executive medical director of The Southeast Permanente Medical Group. “Now, with our mobile health vehicle, our members can step out of the office and into our exam room within minutes.”

Company creates more IT health jobs

Sunday, January 8th, 2017

One company is expanding and creating IT health jobs.

athenahealth, Inc., a provider of network-based services and point-of-care mobile applications for hospitals and ambulatory clients nationwide, will expand its workforce to nearly 1,000 by 2018 and double its initial footprint at Ponce City Market.

The company surpassed its three-year projected employee growth rate by approximately 40 percent in its Atlanta office and has invested a total of nearly $20 million in Georgia.

“Georgia boasts an expansive health IT sector and the growth of athenahealth further solidifies the state’s role as a leader in the industry,” said Governor Deal. “As one of the fastest growing companies in health IT, athenahealth will benefit from Georgia’s robust telecommunications infrastructure, highly-skilled workforce and pro-business environment. We value athenahealth’s continued investment in our state and look forward to the company expanding its economic footprint here.”

In this expansion, athenahealth will add an additional 40,000 square feet to its office space at Ponce City Market in Atlanta’s Old Fourth Ward. The company currently occupies 98,000 square feet in the development’s adaptive reuse project, which includes residential units, restaurants and retail in addition to office space.

“As we work to drive meaningful and measurable results for our growing base of clients on our network, we are ever-expanding to meet their needs. Strategic sites in key urban markets across the country—such as Atlanta—open up possibilities, helps us attract exciting new talent and resources, and affords us opportunities to host more prospects and clients,” said Todd Haedrich, vice president and general manager, Small Groups, athenahealth. “We’re proud of our athenaNation footprint here in Georgia, and will continue to deepen our roots, and grow a talented workforce.”

athenahealth partners with hospitals and ambulatory clients to drive clinical and financial results. The company provides network-based medical record, revenue cycle, patient engagement, care coordination and population health services, as well as point-of-care mobile apps.