Fort Lauderdale, FL – December 3, 2012, iCare.com LLC (iCare), a privately held company in the healthcare IT industry has announced that they will be hiring 30 new employees over the next three years as they expand in Fort Lauderdale. The company is widely recognized as being an innovator in cloud Electronic Health Record (EHR) solutions.
Located in downtown Fort Lauderdale, iCare has leased 16,000 square feet of office space on East Las Olas Blvd., and plans to offer its products and services nationally. Demand is driven largely by The Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act which seeks to improve American health care delivery and patient care through an unprecedented investment in health information technology. Company representatives noted the increase in capacity better positions the company to serve this vastly growing market. The new employees will have an average salary of $63,509 which is 150% of the average private sector wage in Florida.
“iCare’s Enterprise Cloud EHR is helping hospitals become more efficient, productive, and effective by replacing the antiquated installed software model in which hospitals, clinics and other healthcare organizations spend millions of dollars on hardware, software, installation, maintenance and security to maintain and operate patient health records and back office operations,” said Jim Riley, CEO at iCare. “Our cloud based platform allows healthcare delivery organizations to realize 30-50% cost savings compared to traditional installed systems.”
The City of Fort Lauderdale, Florida’s Department of Economic Opportunity, Enterprise Florida and the Greater Fort Lauderdale Alliance worked together on the project. The state and local incentives from Florida and the City of Fort Lauderdale total $120,000 through the “Qualified Targeted Industry (QTI) Tax Refund program.” They will be allocated over a six year period. As part of the incentives structure, $24,000 was awarded by the City of Fort Lauderdale.
Governor Rick Scott said, “Florida is a magnet for innovators and job creators, and iCare’s expansion in Fort Lauderdale means more jobs for Florida families. This expansion is another sign of Florida’s success in growing jobs, and though we know our work isn’t done – Florida is clearly on the right path.”
The Mayor of Fort Lauderdale, Jack Seiler noted, “The City welcomes the expansion of iCare, a world-class high technology company serving healthcare facilities with innovative electronic healt