Minister Mary Mitchell-O'Connor will announce details of the new jobs later today
LIMERICK is set to get a major jobs boost with the announcement that US-based Fazzi Healthcare Services is to establish a new coding and healthcare services company in Limerick.
Headquartered at Northampton, Massachusetts the company is set to create 300 jobs at Georges Quay in the city over the next five years.
Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, Mary Mitchell-O’Connor, who will announce details of the project later today has welcomed the investment by Fazzi.
“I am very keen to pursue opportunities for investment and job creation in new sectors, these are increasingly possible with our infrastructure and talented workforce which enables companies like Fazzi to undertake work for customers in different parts of the world. It is also very heartening that such a large project has been secured for a regional centre,” she said.
The company’s Founder and Managing Partner, Dr Robert Fazzi said the company is thrilled to be opening an operation in Limerick.
“Our Irish employees are clearly smart, dedicated and incredibly talented. We are very thankful to the IDA and the Irish government for welcoming us and helping us to develop our business here. Without question, Ireland has proven to be a country strongly supportive to the creation of innovative and growth-oriented companies,” he said,
Martin Shanahan, chief executive of the IDA says today’s announcement is a major boost for the region.
“The creation of 300 jobs is substantial and will spread the benefit over a wide area. There is a growing number of Healthcare Services located here and Fazzi, as the first company to engage in medical coding services in Ireland, is a positive addition to the Life Sciences profile of the Mid West,” he said.
Medical coding, a regulated process is the transformation of healthcare diagnoses, treatments, procedures, outcomes and services into universal medical alphanumeric codes, known as ICD. It is the international standard used for health information purposes in primary, secondary, tertiary and public health settings. The process is defined by the International Classification of Diseases (ICD) and overseen by the World Health Organisation (WHO).