Medical software firm Allscripts plans 350 North Carolina jobs
by Emery P. Dalesio, AP Business Writer
May 08, 2013 03:45 PM | 1146 views | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend | print
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Medical software company Allscripts Healthcare Solutions Inc. plans to hire another 350 workers in North Carolina's Research Triangle region.

The Chicago-based company announced hiring plans on Wednesday at its office in Raleigh, one of Allscripts' top three locations along with its headquarters and Atlanta.

Gov. Pat McCrory said the new jobs will be added over the next five years for expanded research and development.

Allscripts develops and sells software for doctors and hospitals that handle electronic medical records, digital patient prescriptions, and medical practice management.

Allscripts and its competitors have been on a growth spurt since the 2009 federal stimulus package included up to $30 billion in subsidies for the nation's doctors to cut medical costs by switching from using paper records to electronic records.

Copyright 2013 The Associated Press.

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