Atos has plans to to double its DFW presence to as many as 2,000 employees in the next five years, its North American President Chad Harris told the Dallas Business Journal.
The Bezons, France-headquartered IT supplier, which currently employs about 900 people in Dallas, announced the acquisition of Dallas-based Anthelio on Monday. Anthelio, which employs about 100 people in Dallas, provides healthcare IT and does more than $200 million in yearly revenue.
Dallas is home to Atos’ central U.S. office for engineering and IT. Atos plans to bring as many as 200 jobs to the area per year over each of the next five years.
It will have the office space for the additions, Harris said. In December, Atos will move its regional operation to a 100,000-square-feet space in Irving.
“We have 40,000 square feet on reserve, which we expect to take down pretty quickly,” Harris said.
Healthcare IT will encompass a larger and larger part of Atos’ plans moving forward. After the Anthelio acquisition, the sector becomes roughly 20 percent of the company’s overall North American portfolio. But Atos has plans to further grow into the area
“It’s a large market,” Harris said. “Healthcare IT and revenue cycle management services grows at 15 percent per annum.”
Healthcare IT will be the fastest growing segment of Atos’ North American operation, he said. As hospitals have shifted to come into compliance with Obamacare, IT providers have benefited.
“It makes a good business great in this case, as we help those hospitals optimize their revenue cycle and optimism their efficiency inside their hospital,” Harris said.
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