Business Editor for the NZ Herald

Orion growth means 100 extra jobs

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New Zealand software company Orion Health is continuing to grow and says it has more than 100 new jobs on offer.

More than two-thirds of the positions are New Zealand-based with the rest in North America and the Asia-Pacific region.

Most of the jobs will be in research and development, the company's chief executive Ian McCrae said.

Orion Health produces systems which allow doctors and specialists to store and look up patient records online, ensuring they have quick and easy access to a patient's medical history.

It employs about 500 staff, who are based around the world.

The company has outgrown its Auckland head office and will move into the Southern Cross building in Khyber Pass by December.

"Last year we grew by 40 per cent. So if we grow at that rate again there'll be 200 [more] people that we'll be taking on. This [latest intake] is about six months' worth if you extrapolate it out. Last year was a really good year and this year is looking good as well," McCrae said.

"As it stands today, we're by far the biggest New Zealand software company."

- NZ Herald

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