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June 22, 2018

17 hospitals, health systems make the 'Best Places to Work in IT'

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    Computerworld's 25th annual list of the "100 Best Places to Work in IT" includes 17 hospitals and health systems.

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    To create the list, Computerworld accepted nominations of both U.S.-based and international companies. U.S.-based companies were required to have at least 30 IT workers, while those based outside of the United States were required to have at least 300 workers at a U.S. headquarters, at least 50% of their IT employees based in the United States, and at least 30 U.S.-based IT employees.

    In January, Computerworld sent a 52-question company survey to the nominees to determine job characteristics such as:

    • Average salary and bonus increases;
    • Diversity among IT staff and management;
    • Percentage of IT staff promoted; and
    • Turnover rates of IT staff.

    Computerworld then surveyed a random sample of over 20,000 IT employees from 100 finalist organizations on topics such as satisfactions with compensation and benefits, and work/life balance.

    The magazine then separated the final 100 honorees into three categories:

    • Small firms, or those with fewer than 1,000 U.S. employees;
    • Midsize firms, or those with 1,001 to 4,999 U.S. employees; and
    • Large firms, or those with 5,000 or more U.S. employees.

    Hospitals, health systems on the list

    The hospitals and health systems included on the large organization list are:       

    • Norton Healthcare (No. 11);
    • Kaiser Permanente (No. 17);
    • Children's Healthcare of Atlanta (No. 22);
    • Johns Hopkins Medicine (No. 30);
    • H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute (No. 31);
    • Dignity Health (No. 32);
    • Ascension (No. 35);
    • Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (No. 38);
    • Memorial Healthcare System (No. 39);
    • Sharp HealthCare (No. 42);
    • Cancer Treatment Centers of America (No. 45);
    • Carolinas HealthCare System (No. 50);
    • Cedars-Sinai (No. 52);
    • Adventist Health (No. 53); and
    • Palmetto Health (No. 57).

    The hospitals and health systems included on the midsize organization list are:

    • Halifax Health (No. 5);
    • Genesis HealthCare System (No. 14).

    No hospitals or health systems were on the small organization list ("100 Best Places to Work in IT," Computerworld; Spitzer, Becker's Health IT & CIO Report, 6/18).

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