Ranks No. 11 overall in Computerworld annual listing
At No. 11, Norton Healthcare has been named a top-ranking health care organization nationally and the highest in Kentucky among large organizations (5,000+ U.S. employees) on the 2018 list of Best Places to Work in IT by IDG’s Computerworld.
The annual list of top 100 organizations is compiled based on benefits, career development, training and retention, as well as a survey of information technology (IT) workers.
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“This listing affirms all of the work we’ve done to build a top-notch team of IT professionals,” said Steve Ready, system vice president, information services, and chief information officer, Norton Healthcare. “Our commitment to excellence in information technology further enables our caregivers to deliver quality patient care.”
The Norton Healthcare information services department has 281 full-time employees who support the organization’s IT operations; cybersecurity; business and clinical applications, such as its electronic medical record system called Epic; help desk service and support for some 14,000 employees; and business intelligence.
“Over the past couple of years, we’ve seen an already tight market for tech talent get even tighter,” said Ken Mingis, executive editor, Computerworld. “Computerworld’s 2018 Best Places to Work in IT list illustrates that the companies that offer the best working environments aren’t satisfied with rolling out one or two initiatives. They seek an edge in the talent marketplace through a combination of good salaries, great benefits, ready access to training and the deployment of cutting-edge technologies. They recognize that the top tech talent can easily move to the organization that respects them best, and they are determined to be that organization.”
Norton Healthcare also is one of the “most wired” hospitals in America, as designated in the 19th annual HealthCare’s Most Wired survey developed by the American Hospital Association’s Health Forum.