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15 healthcare organizations make list of top IT employers

IT pros are in better shape than many other employees in this job market, and that’s especially the case for those in health IT. 

Overall, the IT job market is strong, with 55% of IT departments to planning to hire new full-time staff members throughout the rest of the year, according to CareerBuilder’s mid-year job forecast. That’s in addition to 46% that have already hired new IT staff in the second quarter of 2012.

Much of the demand for technology pros is being driven by the creation of new health IT jobs. As more hospitals and healthcare providers adopt electronic health records (EHRs) and other health IT systems, more organizations need in-house IT expertise for support. New jobs are also being created by health IT software vendors, consulting firms and government agencies.

Those are also good jobs to get, as 15 healthcare organizations made ComputerWorld’s recent list of the 100 Best Places to Work in IT.

The healthcare groups on the list:

  1. Lehigh Valley Health Network — Allentown, PA (No. 7 overall)
  2. Cedars-Sinai Health System — Los Angeles, CA (No. 13)
  3. Kaiser Permanente — Oakland, CA (No. 18)
  4. Palmetto Health — Columbia, SC (No. 19)
  5. HCA — Nashville, TN (No. 25)
  6. OhioHealth — Columbus, OH (No. 35)
  7. Ascension Health — St. Louis, MO (No. 55)
  8. Norton Healthcare — Louisville, KY (No. 56)
  9. Johns Hopkins Medicine — Baltimore, MD (No. 57)
  10. Miami Children’s Hospital — Miami, FL (No. 63)
  11. Cancer Treatment Centers of America — Schaumburg, IL (No. 64)
  12. H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center — Tampa, FL (No. 68)
  13. Partners HealthCare System — Boston, MA (No. 73)
  14. Carolinas HealthCare System — Charlotte, NC (No. 89)
  15. Intermountain Healthcare — Salt Lake City, UT (No. 91)

The organizations on the list were pulled from 375 employers that were nominated, and the rankings were based on factors such as average salaries, turnover rates, diversity in management, and training opportunities, as well as interviews with members of the IT staffs. To make the list, organizations had to have at least 50 IT employees and at least 300 total employees.

Some things those 15 employers had in common: They give IT staff opportunities to work with new and emerging technologies, flexible work options, and, naturally, impressive health and wellness benefits.

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