GEMMS expands operations, creates jobs in Indiana

GEMMS, the developer of electronic medical record systems for cardiology practices, has announced that it will expand its operations, creating as many as 69 new jobs in greater Indianapolis by 2015. The EMR maker plans to invest up to $2.1 million to grow its headquarters and software development operations in Carmel.

"GEMMS was started in central Indiana and has been doing business from this hub for over 10 years. With the addition of stimulus monies available for electronic health records GEMMS is primed to grow," said Rodger Pinto, president and chief executive officer. "GEMMS has decided to commit to another 10 years of growing in central Indiana, specifically Hamilton County, thanks to the low-cost of doing business, ability to attract a quality workforce and tax considerations. Indiana also offers a strong environment of innovative leaders in the life sciences industry and we are proud to be a part of that growth."

GEMMS develops software systems that allow for scheduling, clinical documentation, billing, insurance pre-certification and lab readings from a physician's wireless tablet computer. The company has customers in 38 states and manages more than 3 million active patient charts in the United States.

The company currently employs 40 associates in Hamilton County and intends to begin hiring for additional professional positions immediately.

"Indiana has been a life science hub for more than a century and continues to build on that reputation as companies like GEMMS expand and develop the newest health IT technologies here in our state," said Gov. Mitch Daniels.

The Indiana Economic Development Corporation offered GEMMS, Inc. up to $1 million in performance-based tax credits and $52,000 in training grants based on the company's job creation plans. The city of Carmel will provide additional property tax abatement.

GEMMS's announcement that it plans to expand operations in Carmel comes just a month after Exacq Technologies, a video management software developer whose security and surveillance applications are used by many healthcare providers, announced that it would expand operations in nearby Fishers, creating as many as 49 new jobs by 2013.