CREVE COEUR, Mo.— The state today announced that BlueStrata EHR, a company that provides electronic health record systems, is expanding in Creve Coeur by investing $138,000 and adding 52 new, high-paying jobs.
“Here in Missouri, we’ve made real progress by bringing people together, keeping our budget in balance, and making smart investments in our workforce,” said Gov. Nixon. “BlueStrata’s expansion in Creve Coeur is another example of how these efforts are paying big dividends and creating high-tech jobs in communities across the state.”
BlueStrata EHR is a cloud-based electronic health record company, with a system designed and tailored specifically for the needs of the long-term care market. Their SaaS model approach is innovative, customer focused and agile, focused on serving the technological needs of nursing homes as 76 million baby boomers enter retirement.
"Missouri has built a global reputation as a center of innovation and entrepreneurship, and we appreciate the support of Governor Nixon and the many partners who helped make this expansion a reality,” said President and CEO of BlueStrata EHR Tony Coco. “The state’s highly-educated workforce, favorable business climate, along with local funding from Cultivation Capital give us confidence that Missouri is the right location for BlueStrata."
By balancing the budget, holding the line on taxes and making targeted investments in education and workforce training, Gov. Nixon fostered a competitive climate for businesses of all sizes to expand and invest. His steady leadership during tough economic times set Missouri on a course of shared prosperity and sustained growth.
Personal income and GDP have risen. Missouri’s unemployment rate, which spiked to nearly 10 percent in 2009, has been cut in half. Missouri’s net gain of 57,100 jobs over the last year led all eight of its neighboring states; the Show Me State also ranked in the top ten nationwide in new jobs.
Missouri also led the nation in new business creation, and is a growing hub for high-tech start-ups and entrepreneurs. In 2015, Popular Mechanics ranked St. Louis the #1 Startup City, and Business Insider named both St. Louis and Kansas City in the Top Ten cities with the fastest-growing startup scenes. Entrepreneur Magazine also placed Kansas City in the Top Ten Hot Startup Cities for 2015. Additionally, WalletHub ranked St. Louis #5, Springfield #8 and Kansas City #16 among its 2016 best large cities to start a business, praising several key metrics including access to resources, affordability and overall business environment.
To assist with BlueStrata EHR’s expansion, the state offered a strategic incentive package that the company can receive if it meets strict job creation criteria.
BlueStrata EHR is a SaaS model electronic health record system designed and tailored specifically for the needs of the long-term care market. Our mission is to improve the quality of resident care while increasing operational, administrative and financial performance. The BlueStrata implementation process incorporates the customer’s work-flow into the training program and allows users to adapt quickly, integrating the full EHR solution throughout the organization. When using our software, the user experiences simplicity in entering information one time in a clinical interface and increases their productivity as the data is shared throughout the system. The system provides reliable, secure and HIPAA compliant storage of resident health records.