ATLANTA (July 12, 2021) IDG’s Insider Pro and Computerworld announced today Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta was named a 2021 Best Places to Work in IT. Inclusion on this list for the signals Children’s as one of 100 top organizations that challenge their IT staffs while providing great benefits and compensation.
The Best Places to Work in IT list is an annual ranking of the top 100 work environments for technology professionals by Insider Pro and Computerworld. The list is compiled based on a comprehensive questionnaire regarding company offerings in categories such as benefits, career development, training and retention. In addition, IDG conducts extensive surveys of IT workers, and their responses factor heavily in determining the rankings.
“Over the last few years information technology has become more critical to healthcare organizations’ ability to provide safe and effective care than ever,” said Jeremy Meller, Chief Information Officer of Children’s. “Our teams work diligently to keep our technology up-to-date and running smoothly, while also supporting progressive, technology-enabled strategies to further drive improvements in high quality outcomes, access to care and overall connected patient experience. From building patient safety technologies used by our clinicians at the hospital, to preventing cyberattacks and educating employees about potential threats, our IS&T team is at the center of all we do to make kids better.”
The information technology center at Children’s brings together analysts, developers, technicians, engineers and information architects to manage every application and piece of sensitive digital data in order to protect patients’ health information. The IS&T team also works extensively in Epic, an electronic health record system, which Children's was on the forefront of implementing in the Atlanta area.
“As IT has become an integral part of ensuring patient safety, our technology team’s expertise in the field has enabled our organization to make great strides in business intelligence, cybersecurity and technology architecture and innovation,” said Donna Hyland, CEO of Children’s. “We are so fortunate to have Jeremy, whose passion for Children's and commitment serving our patients and families is second to none. Under his guidance, our IS&T department is making sure everything is operating behind the scenes as it should.”
Children’s has a variety of positions currently available on the IS&T team. To view open positions and apply for job opportunities, please visit www.choa.org/careers.
“Despite the overwhelming obstacles the pandemic has created for many businesses, IT has managed to thrive and in fact, become more essential in the workplace. Attracting and retaining top IT talent to research, deploy and maintain technology has never been more critical,” said Kate Hoy, editor of IDG’s Insider Pro. “Companies that have earned a spot on the Insider Pro and Computerworld 2021 Best Places to Work in IT list have been able to foster nimble and flexible work environments – while continuing to keep competitive compensation and benefits steady. Additionally, they foster a spirit of diversity, social responsibility, training and innovation.”