Thursday, January 10 2019
Health IT company to create 500 jobs, invest more than $5 million
Cobb County, GA — Governor Nathan Deal announced that BioIQ, a health IT company, will create 500 jobs and invest more than $5 million in Cobb County through the location of its new headquarters. New jobs will include positions in technology, sales and operations.
“BioIQ has significant reach across the nation and has proven itself to be a leader in health care innovation,” said Deal. “By locating its headquarters in Cobb County, BioIQ will join Georgia’s thriving technology innovation sector and enjoy the benefits of our deep talent pool. I am confident BioIQ will find quick and lasting success with the help of Georgia’s low-tax, top-ranked business climate. We are proud to welcome BioIQ to the No. 1 state for business and we look forward to the growth of this partnership in the years to come.”
BioIQ simplifies health testing and immunization programs for health plans, employers and government organizations, and empowers people to take action to improve their health. BioIQ’s platform provides a single-source solution to drive health plan quality, cost savings and value-based care initiatives. The platform configures and connects national laboratories, diagnostics companies, digital health solutions and other stakeholders through underlying engagement, analytics and interoperability technology.
“We selected Atlanta as BioIQ’s headquarters because of the city’s exceptional talent pool, forward-thinking business community, and convenient access to our growing client base,” said BioIQ CEO Justin Bellante. “Our Cobb County headquarters is a reflection of BioIQ’s investment in its employees and commitment to bringing together talent, technology and innovation to achieve our mission of positively impacting 100 million lives.”
BioIQ works with more than 35 leading health plans, including seven of the nation’s ten largest health plans. BioIQ enables individuals to conveniently access care at more than 16,000 locations, including leading retail pharmacies and lab testing centers across the county.
“Cobb County has proven to be a top site for corporate relocation and expansion,” said Sharon Mason, president and CEO of the Cobb Chamber. “We’re excited for BioIQ to expand their presence and relocate their global corporate headquarters in our community. BioIQ’s investment in our county represents a collaborative effort between our regional and statewide partners to establish a pipeline of skilled workers ready to meet the needs of today’s industry leaders.”
"Congratulations to BioIQ on their decision to locate their headquarters in Cobb County,” said Hala Moddelmog, president and CEO of the Metro Atlanta Chamber. “Their presence in metro Atlanta creates a significant addition to an already robust digital health ecosystem. With our thriving climate of innovation and business-friendly environment, we look forward to watching BioIQ succeed here.”
Georgia Department of Economic Development (GDEcD) Project Manager Sunny Anderson represented the Global Commerce Division in partnership with the Metro Atlanta Chamber, the Development Authority of Cobb County, the Cobb Chamber of Commerce and Georgia EMC.
“BioIQ is laying a foundation to improve the future of healthcare, and I’m glad they chose to do it right here in Georgia,” said GDEcD Commissioner Pat Wilson. “Their new headquarters operation in Cobb County is an example of how our strong healthcare network, thriving health IT sector, and abundant talent pool helps leading companies like BioIQ flourish.”