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Kaiser Permanente Named No. 34 on Computerworld Magazine’s List of Best Places to Work in IT; No. 18 Among Large Companies

Kaiser Permanente's IT organization has earned a spot on list for fourth consecutive year

July 29, 2013



2013 List of 100 Best Places to Work in IT

OAKLAND, Calif. — Kaiser Permanente ranked No. 34 on IDG’s Computerworld magazine 2013 List of 100 Best Places to Work in IT, which recognizes organizations that successfully create and sustain dynamic IT work environments. Kaiser Permanente also ranked No. 18 in the category of Large Companies.

“This is an extremely competitive process, and it says a lot that our IT organization continues to shine,” said Phil Fasano, executive vice president and CIO of Kaiser Permanente. “We are pleased that Computerworld recognizes the emphasis we place on making the IT work experience at Kaiser Permanente meaningful and engaging.”

This is the fourth consecutive year that Kaiser Permanente has made the list of Computerworld’s Top 100 Best Places to Work in IT.

“We applaud the organizations on the Best Places to Work in IT list for creating and sustaining dynamic IT work environments,” said Scot Finnie, editor-in-chief of Computerworld. “This year, several new names have joined the stalwarts that make the list year after year. It’s clear that the best IT workplaces are constantly raising the bar with great benefits, new learning opportunities, access to cutting-edge technologies and challenging business-critical projects.”

The Best Places to Work in IT feature appeared in the June 17 issue of Computerworld and online at Computerworld.com.

CareerBliss

In a separate survey, Kaiser Permanente was named No. 3 on a list of 10 companies where young employees are happiest. The survey, commissioned by CareerBliss, is based on analysis from more than 48,000 employee-generated reviews between April 2012 and March 2013.

Young professionals, defined by CareerBliss as employees with fewer than 10 years’ experience in a full-time position, were asked to evaluate 10 factors that affect workplace happiness. Those include one’s relationship with the boss and co-workers, work environment, job resources, compensation, growth opportunities, company culture, company reputation, daily tasks and control over the work one does on a daily basis.

About the Best Places to Work in IT
The Best Places to Work in Information Technology (IT) list is an annual ranking of the top 100 work environments for technology professionals by IDG’s Computerworld. The list is compiled based on a comprehensive questionnaire regarding company offerings in categories such as benefits, diversity, career development, training and retention. In addition, Computerworld conducts extensive surveys of IT workers, and their responses factor heavily in determining the rankings.

About Computerworld
Computerworld is the leading source of technology news and information for IT influencers, providing peer perspective, IT leadership and business results. Computerworld’s award-winning website, publication, focused conference series, custom solutions and custom research forms the hub of the world’s largest (40+ edition) global IT media network and provides opportunities for IT solutions providers to engage this audience. Computerworld leads the industry with an online audience of over 3.8 million unique, monthly visitors (Omniture, November 2012) and was recognized as the Best Website by ASBPE and TABPI in 2012. Computerworld is published by IDG Enterprise, a subsidiary of International Data Group (IDG), the world’s leading media, events and research company. Company information is available at www.idgenterprise.com.

About Kaiser Permanente
Kaiser Permanente is committed to helping shape the future of health care. We are recognized as one of America’s leading health care providers and not-for-profit health plans. Founded in 1945, our mission is to provide high-quality, affordable health care services and to improve the health of our members and the communities we serve. We currently serve more than 9.1 million members in nine states and the District of Columbia. Care for members and patients is focused on their total health and guided by their personal physicians, specialists and team of caregivers. Our expert and caring medical teams are empowered and supported by industry-leading technology advances and tools for health promotion, disease prevention, state-of-the-art care delivery and world-class chronic disease management. Kaiser Permanente is dedicated to care innovations, clinical research, health education and the support of community health. For more information, go to: kp.org/newscenter.