Tánaiste announces expansion at Cerner to create 40 highly skilled jobs in Dublin

25 May 2009

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Tánaiste announces expansion at Cerner to create 40 highly skilled jobs in Dublin

Additional support capacity will help Cerner meet growing international business needs

DUBLIN — May 25, 2009 — Tánaiste and Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment, Mary Coughlan TD, today announced that Cerner Corporation, a leading supplier of healthcare information technology, is expanding its presence in its Dublin 17 headquarters, by adding a customer multilingual software technical support service for European markets. The new service could create up to 40 high-tech jobs by the end of 2009, with the potential for further growth as the operation develops. The jobs require software skills, some with multilingual ability. IDA Ireland worked strenuously to attract Cerner to Ireland initially and is currently working closely with the company to assist in the implementation of this expansion.

“Cerner chose Ireland for the initial operation and for this expansion due to the availability of a highly skilled workforce with multilingual capabilities, a competitive cost regime relative to a number of other European locations, and a very favourable business environment,” said Amanda Green, Cerner Ireland managing director.

The expansion of Cerner in Ireland is due to the centralisation of activities at the Dublin operation and Cerner’s need to provide centralised capacity for its technical Cerner Millennium® support services from a location within the European marketplace. The rapid growth of Cerner’s client base in Europe and Ireland has spurred this demand. The Dublin operation, established in 2007, employs 14 people and is the company’s localisation and customisation headquarters for its solutions and services deployed in Europe.

An Tánaiste, welcoming the investment, said, “Cerner is an example of a company involved in convergence technology between the information technology and healthcare sectors, which is an area of strategic focus for IDA Ireland in its attraction of foreign direct investment into Ireland. Ireland has a proven reputation for satisfying the needs of international companies, such as Cerner, which operate in high technology areas of business. This Cerner investment is a further significant endorsement of this reputation and of Ireland as an emerging European innovation leader in multi-lingual, technical and customer support activities for client focused international companies.”

By having a presence in Ireland, Cerner is well-positioned to support its growing global business.

“Creating centralised multilingual technical support jobs for our Cerner Millennium system, puts Cerner in a strong position to capitalize on the growth in healthcare information technology spending,” Green said. “Through the success of our existing operation in Ireland, we are confident that Dublin is the right location to help us grow our international market presence. Greater integration and convergence among the various segments of the healthcare industry, and a growing need for increased efficiencies and lower healthcare costs are the main driving forces behind this heightened demand.”

About Cerner
Cerner is transforming healthcare by eliminating error, variance and waste for healthcare providers and consumers around the world. Cerner solutions optimize processes for healthcare organizations ranging in size from single-doctor practices, to health systems, to entire countries, for the pharmaceutical and medical device industries, and for the healthcare commerce system. These solutions are licensed by more than 8,000 facilities around the world, including approximately 2,100 hospitals; 3,300 physician practices covering more than 30,000 physicians; 500 ambulatory facilities, such as laboratories, ambulatory centers, cardiac facilities, radiology clinics and surgery centers; 600 home-health facilities; and 1,500 retail pharmacies. The following are trademarks of Cerner: Cerner, Cerner Millennium and Cerner’s logo. In the U.S. Cerner is a publicly traded company on the Nasdaq: CERN. For more information about Cerner, please visit our Web site at www.cerner.com.