Fairfax County Gains Health IT Expansion
Wednesday, July 12, 2017
MicroHealth, LLC, a service-disabled veteran-owned small business that provides health information technology for federal and commercial health organizations, will invest $395,000 to expand its IT operation in Fairfax County. The expansion will create 65 new jobs.
“Companies involved in health IT and health information management recognize that they need an IT-focused workforce in order to succeed,” said Gerald L. Gordon, Ph.D., president and CEO of the Fairfax County Economic Development Authority (FCEDA). “The Economic Development Authority has been pleased to help MicroHealth expand its operations in Fairfax County to take advantage of the assets the county offers technology businesses of all kinds. I am also very pleased to see another service-disabled veteran-owned small business thrive in our community.”
Based in the Tysons Corner area of Fairfax County and ranked on the 2016 Inc. 5000 List of America’s Fastest-Growing Companies, MicroHealth employs information specialists, technologists and health professionals to help organizations leverage technology. MicroHealth works to help prevent and manage diseases, injuries and other health conditions by supporting health practitioners with high-quality integrated data needed to make better decisions.
“We are pleased to be expanding MicroHealth by partnering with the Fairfax County Economic Development Authority and the Virginia Economic Development Partnership, which have helped us grow and obtain talent from a variety of sources,” said MicroHealth CEO Frank Tucker. “MicroHealth is proud to contribute to Fairfax County and the Commonwealth of Virginia’s economy as it continues to diversify and grow, particularly in this important industry.”
The Virginia Economic Development Partnership will support MicroHealth’s job creation through the Virginia Jobs Investment Program. State-funded VJIP provides consultative services and funding to companies creating new jobs or experiencing technological change to support employee training activities.
“MicroHealth has benefitted from the first-rate tech talent Fairfax County and northern Virginia offers,” McAuliffe said. “We are proud to have this veteran-owned business on our corporate roster.”
Time magazine called Fairfax County “one of the great economic success stories of our time.” Business growth and innovation helps Fairfax County fund the nation’s top-rated school system and other public services that contribute to the quality of life of residents. Fairfax County offers businesses a state-of-the-art telecommunications infrastructure, access to global markets through Washington Dulles International Airport, a vibrant investment capital community and a highly skilled, well-educated workforce.