The Georgia Department of Economic Development (GDEcD) today announced that Carrollton-based Greenway Health, LLC, a health information solutions company, will create approximately 150 jobs in metro Atlanta with a new technology development center in Cobb County.
“Greenway Health is laying the foundation to solve future health IT challenges and they continue to find success from Georgia’s pro-business environment,” said GDEcD Commissioner Chris Carr. “Today’s announcement is an example of how our thriving health IT sector, one that includes a strong healthcare network, an equipped workforce and a critical mass of enterprise and data center locations, helps leading companies like Greenway Health flourish in Georgia.”
The company’s new development center in the Galleria 300 building of the Atlanta Galleria Office Park will enable Greenway Health to further expand its innovation team. This will speed new information solutions to tens of thousands of current healthcare providers in practices and clinics that use Greenway Health solutions, as well as to potential new customers seeking innovative ways to improve care efficiency, quality, cost and outcomes.
“Greenway Health has long been proud to be an active part of why Georgia — and the metro Atlanta area in particular — has become known as ‘the nation’s health IT capital’,” said Greenway Chief Executive Officer Tee Green. “This latest expansion will enable us to attract and retain the best and brightest to our team and drive the pace of innovation in the rapidly evolving healthcare industry. We’re proud to enable nearly 80,000 physicians and their staff — plus pharmacists in each of the more than 8,200 Walgreens stores across the U.S. — to deliver better coordinated, more effective care that improves population health and quality of life. That’s our commitment, and why we exist.”
Greenway Health, long considered a leader in health IT, is focusing its current jobs expansion on the research and development, customer support, professional services and financial services areas that most directly benefit its customers. The new development office is slated to open in early 2015, with options for expanding beyond the initial space for 150 staff. The company is aggressively hiring to add to its current 1,600-plus staff and has plans to add 200 to 300 positions by the end of its current fiscal year next Sept. 30. These are in addition to the 264 Georgia-based full-time employees that were hired over the past year.
“We have created an environment where businesses thrive and economic development stands strong,” said Chairman Tim Lee, Cobb County Board of Commissioners. “I am thrilled that Greenway Health is committed to its growth in our community, creating well-paying and cutting-edge jobs for our region. I look forward to sharing many more growth moments with Greenway in Cobb County; we are committed to the company’s success.”
Georgia’s infrastructure for the health IT industry includes the presence of more than 225 health IT companies, and innovative research institutions that provide a pipeline of the best talent for this industry.
E Jane Caraway, GDEcD project manager of the existing industries team, supported Greenway Health on behalf of the state of Georgia. The project also had the support of the Economic Development Authority of Cobb County.
About Greenway Health, LLC
Greenway Health™ delivers the clinical, financial and administrative solutions healthcare providers need to effectively manage the delivery of quality care and improve health outcomes for patient populations. For over 30 years, Greenway has offered smarter solutions that help providers succeed in an evolving value-based healthcare system. Greenway’s clinically driven revenue cycle management™ services and comprehensive suite of interoperable solutions improve financial performance and automate clinical and administrative workflows, so medical providers can spend time on patients instead of paperwork. For more information, visit www.greenwayhealth.com or call (866) 242-3805.
About the Georgia Department of Economic Development
The Georgia Department of Economic Development (GDEcD) plans, manages and mobilizes state resources to attract new business investment to Georgia, drive the expansion of existing industry and small business, locate new markets for Georgia products, inspire tourists to visit Georgia and promote the state as a top destination for arts events and film, music and digital entertainment projects.