Epic to add 900 new jobs

By Bernie Monegain
11:02 AM

Epic Systems plans to add 900 new jobs to its campus in Verona, Wis., according to the newspaper of the University of Wisconsin-Madison, The Badger Herald.

The newspaper reported that Epic also planned to add three new office buildings to house the new employees.

Epic, whose technology has often been at the top of research firm KLAS’ list of for most satisfied customers, has experienced a flood of new business since the passage IN 2009 of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, which included incentives for the adoption and use of health information technology.

Epic’s founder and CEO Judith Faulkner is a member of the federal Health IT Policy Committee.

Several other health IT vendors have grown their business since the passage of the government stimulus package. In June, Allscripts, which has 5,500 employees across 24 states, announced it would add 300 jobs in Chicago. In September, Carrollton, Ga.-based Greenway announced that it would add 400 jobs in the coming three years, nearly doubling its workforce.