Where: Arlington, Texas
Type of business: Hospital system
IT employees: 505
Rank on Computerworld's overall list for Best Places to Work in IT: #19
Why it makes the list: Texas Health, like Kaiser, also puts a heavy emphasis on electronic health record use, having implemented its EHR system in 2006, well before the era of Meaningful Use. So far, the system has received $7.3 million in Medicaid incentive money; in May, Texas Health received $19.5 million in Medicare incentives for meeting Meaningful Use, according to the Dallas Business Journal.
Additionally, the system's newest hospital, Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Alliance, aims to use Real Time Locating System technology to distinguish itself from other hospitals in terms of patient care.
"RTLS will allow us to monitor all patients in real-time through an advanced patient surveillance system," Winjie Tang Miao, president of Texas Health Alliance, said in a statement. "It is not only about the bells and whistles. It is about using technology to create an individualized health care experience for each patient's unique needs."
Texas Health also emphasizes work-life balance, as evidenced by the fact that roughly three-quarters of the company's IT employees telecommute, according to Computerworld.