GE poised to create 160 new jobs in Chicago with digital growth initiative

by Lauren Dubinsky, Senior Reporter | March 16, 2016
Business Affairs Health IT Population Health
GE announced yesterday that it will create 160 new jobs in the greater Chicago area to spur digital advancements in the health care and transportation industries. It will become the "core hub" of the company's growing digital ecosystem.

"Chicago's innovative spirit, tech-savvy workforce, and proximity to some of the most prestigious health care, research and academic institutions in the country make it an ideal location to cultivate rich digital talent for GE and GE Healthcare," David Hale, vice president and general manager of enterprise imaging and care delivery management at GE Healthcare IT, told HCB News.

In mid-January, GE Healthcare announced that it would move its headquarters from Amersham, U.K. to downtown Chicago. As the company undergoes a strategic overhaul with a lot of moving parts, its parent company, General Electric, has also recently relocated from Fairfield, Connecticut to Boston, Massachusetts.

One of GE's goals is to become the world's leading digital industrial company. This announcement will make GE's presence within that industry even stronger with over 2,000 employees in the area and 3,000 across the state.

Many of the newly created jobs will be part of GE Healthcare's IT business, which is headquartered in Barrington, Illinois.

The jobs will include software engineers, software developers, data scientists, product analysts and project managers. They will work to design innovative solutions and software applications to be used around the world.

In a meeting at the New York Stock Exchange last week, GE Healthcare's CEO, John Flannery, said that digital is opening up a whole new space for the company. The massive amount of data in health care hasn't been used in a very productive way, but GE will work to generate insights from it and translate that into better outcomes for patients.

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