eHealth Technologies to create 160 jobs

The New York state government recently awarded medical records company eHealth Technologies state tax credits worth up to $2 million, the Democrat & Chronicle reported. 

The company will receive the credits if it creates 160 new jobs over the next decade. Currently, eHealth Technologies, which is based in the Finger Lakes region, has 225 employees. 

The firm received the credits through the Excelsior program of the Empire State Development Corp., which recognized the company for its efforts in technological innovation. 

Some of eHealth's clients include the MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston and the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York City, the source noted. 

Medical records jobs will also receive a boost in Hartford, Connecticut, due to the recent decision by the Connecticut Children's Medical Center to move its administrative staff to a new location in the city, the Hartford Courant reported. 

More than 400 employees in the medical records, human resources and finance departments will be moved downtown. 

The decision is in response to higher need for patient care spaces, according to the source. 

"As that demand increases, then we need space to be able to accommodate it," said Children's CEO James Shmerling. 

The firm received the credits through the Excelsior program of the Empire State Development Corp.