A large health tech company has announced its intention to base a new East Coast headquarters in Atlanta, planning to hire up to 200 new employees over the next three to five years.
Based in Washington state, Edifecs is one of the fastest-growing health IT providers in the country. They provide healthcare systems, health insurers, pharmacy benefit managers and others with a host of technology tools to manage their backend operations, increase revenue, and collect and analyze data to improve care outcomes.
Edifecs serves over 350 customers around the world, including eight out of the nine national health insurance plans (Humana, United HealthCare, Optima and more) and over 100 providers. All in, their customers cover 215 million lives.
The company currently employs about 550 associates across their North America, Europe and Asia operations, so this Atlanta commitment displays a significant investment in company growth.
President and CEO Sunny Singh, who founded the company from his home in 1996, called Atlanta a “natural choice” for the East Coast office.
“Atlanta allows us to be closer to our East Coast customers, and the city has rich and diverse culture, a plethora of entertainment and arts and a strong public transportation system,” said Singh in a statement.
In a survey conducted last year, Edifecs was recognized as a top workplace for diversity along with names like Costco, Netflix and Google. Atlanta counts a diverse talent pool as one of its biggest strengths, drawing from the city’s varied demographics and graduates from Georgia State, Georgia Tech, and the HBCU consortium.
Edifecs can also draw from more experienced talent incubated in a dense health IT sector. Metro Atlanta is home to hundreds of health IT companies, with big names like McKesson, WebMD, and Philips.
“Edifecs’ innovative approach to managing healthcare data and their commitment to gender diversity in the industry will help us continue to grow our region’s reputation as the health IT and global health capital,” said Hala Moddelmog, president and CEO of the Metro Atlanta Chamber.