IDG's Computerworld Names Kaiser Permanente to 2011 List of Best Places to Work in Information Technology

OAKLAND, Calif., June 20, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- IDG's Computerworld announced that Kaiser Permanente is a 2011 Best Places to Work in IT honoree, one of 100 top organizations that challenge their IT staffs while providing great benefits and compensation. Honorees will be included in coverage in Computerworld along with results from the 18th annual Best Places to Work in IT survey.

"As an integrated health care organization, Kaiser Permanente's mission is to foster total health in all communities. This mission isn't exclusive to members' health care needs," says Philip Fasano, executive vice president and chief information officer, Kaiser Permanente. "Creating a work environment that allows our employees to thrive is just as important as providing top-notch doctors and innovative technology. When we create a workplace that empowers creativity, collaboration and confidence, we create a better future for health care."

This is Kaiser Permanente's second year participating in Computerworld's Best Places to Work in IT list, moving from No. 27 in 2010 to No. 16 this year. Kaiser Permanente also earned the No. 1 ranking in Computerworld's top 10 list for Diversity this year, up from No. 6 in 2010. Kaiser Permanente's IT workforce drove the ranking by participating in Computerworld's in-depth workplace survey earlier this year. The magazine highlights Kaiser Permanente's unique support for technology ideas from all employees through the company's Innovation Technology Fund, which finances pilots of technology projects that have the potential to improve health care quality and service, the affordability of care, and/or the quality of employees' work lives.

"To be among the Best Places to Work in IT, it's not enough to seek out and hire the most talented IT professionals, offer them competitive pay and provide great benefits," said Scot Finnie, editor in chief of Computerworld. "Smart IT people realize that they need to get up to speed on their employer's revenue opportunities. The organizations that made this year's Best Places to Work list are creating a work environment that both trains and encourages IT personnel to pursue business-driven priorities."

About the Best Places to Work in IT

Since 1994, Computerworld's annual "Best Places to Work in IT" feature has ranked the top 100 work environments for technology professionals, based on a comprehensive questionnaire regarding company offerings in categories such as benefits, diversity, career development, training and retention.

About Computerworld

Computerworld is the leading source of technology news and information for IT influencers worldwide, providing peer perspective, IT leadership and business results. Computerworld's award-winning Web site (, bi-weekly publication, focused conference series and custom research forms the hub of the world's largest (40+ edition) global IT media network. In the past five years alone, Computerworld has won more than 100 awards, including Magazine of the Year by American Society of Business Publication Editors (ASBPE) awards in 2010, the 2009 Best Blog from the Neal awards, and 2006 Best Overall Web Publication from ASBPE. Computerworld leads the industry with an online audience of over 3.5 million unique, monthly visitors (comScore Media Metrix, August 2010). Computerworld is published by IDG Enterprise, a subsidiary of International Data Group (IDG), the world's leading media, events, and research company. Company information is available at

About Kaiser Permanente

Kaiser Permanente is committed to helping shape the future of health care. We are recognized as one of America's leading health care providers and not-for-profit health plans. Founded in 1945, our mission is to provide high-quality, affordable health care services and to improve the health of our members and the communities we serve. We currently serve 8.8 million members in nine states and the District of Columbia. Care for members and patients is focused on their total health and guided by their personal physicians, specialists and team of caregivers. Our expert and caring medical teams are empowered and supported by industry-leading technology advances and tools for health promotion, disease prevention, state-of-the art care delivery and world-class chronic disease management. Kaiser Permanente is dedicated to care innovations, clinical research, health education and the support of community health. For more information, go to:

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