Providence to hire 2,000 more tech employees in India

Renton, Wash.-based Providence plans to triple its number of employees in Hyderabad, India, a major technology hub, according to local newspaper The Siasat Daily.

The 52-hospital system currently employs 1,000 people in Hyderabad, but aims to increase that number to more than 3,000 in the near future, according to the report. 

Telangana IT and Industries Minister KT Rama Rao announced the news in a Feb. 8 tweet after meeting with Providence CEO Rod Hochman, MD, and CIO B.J. Moore.

Providence launched its global innovation center in India in February 2020. The center focuses on engineering, modern infrastructure, data intelligence, digital innovation, professional services, cybersecurity, and application development and support.

"With teams based in the United States and internationally, we benefit from the expanded time zone coverage for around-the-clock monitoring and greater agility in the solution development cycle. While most of our U.S.-based technology team is off duty overnight, our India-based team can troubleshoot technological issues, monitor security systems, install patches and write the code that drives the lifesaving technologies we depend upon every minute of every day," a Providence spokesperson said in a statement to Becker's Hospital Review

"Providence believes this resource can be scaled to support the missions of other healthcare organizations both in the United States and internationally as the demands increase for health system information technology teams. The growth projections discussed during the visit in Hyderabad this week are primarily based on this belief," according to the statement.

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