Kaiser Permanente to grow IT workforce in Georgia by 900

Kaiser Permanente is setting its sights on Georgia for health IT, announcing it will create about 900 tech jobs in Atlanta over the next four years.

The addition of those jobs will bring Kaiser's presence in the Peach State to more than 4,000 employees and physicians, the announcement says.

There also will be a new Kaiser IT campus in the city, which will span 157,000 square feet.

"Our IT organization drives the technology that enables Kaiser Permanente to coordinate patient care and improve health outcomes," Kaiser Permanente Chief Information Officer Dick Daniels says in the announcement. "These new technology employees will be essential to our mission to provide the best care possible and empower our members to take an active role in managing their health and wellness." Announcement