|December 7, 2012 10:28 AM

Kaiser to bring 500 IT jobs to Colorado

Kaiser Permanente is planning to bring 500 information technology jobs to Colorado.

The private healthcare provider and insurer is a leader in electronic medical records for its members. All of its records have been online and available to patients for a number of years. Members can email their doctors and other provides, refill prescriptions, view lab test results, schedule appointments and look up advice on staying healthy.

Kaiser is opening a new information technology center in January, in a five-story building in Greenwood Village that will include daycare. Hiring is underway and jobs are being posted at www.kp.org/jobs.

Gov. John Hickenlooper applauded the addition to Colorado’s high-tech and health care industries. Donna Lynne, president of Kaiser Permanente Colorado, said her company had been given no financial incentives from taxpayers to bring the jobs to the state.

Kaiser is expecting to grow, as half a million Colorado residents are expected to add health insurance a year from now when the health care law’s subsidies and requirements take effect. “We expect to get slammed with new members,” Lynne said after the press conference.

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