Posted on Tuesday 30 March 2010 by Ulster Business

Pictured (L-R): NISP Director of Corporate Real Estate and Facilities, Mervyn Watley and NaviNet Director of Engineering Europe, Damien Dougan.

A US healthcare company, which announced a £4.4 million investment during a recent visit from US Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton, has taken up residence at the Northern Ireland Science Park.

In its first expansion outside the US, NaviNet - America’s largest real-time healthcare communications network which securely links more than 800,000 providers and patients, industry partners and health insurers - will create 60 jobs over the next three years and deliver over £2 million a year in salaries into the local economy. NaviNet has chosen the Northern Ireland Science Park for its Engineering Europe Headquarters and as part of a research and development strategy will provide core enhancements and new value-added services for the US healthcare industry. Damien Dougan, NaviNet Director of Engineering Europe said that the Northern Ireland Science Park was best placed to support NaviNet’s Engineering Europe team as it grows to 60 development and quality assurance engineers by 2012. “NISP’s easily accessible location and excellent connectivity were major factors in our location selection process. This ensures that the NaviNet team has reliable access to the server systems that are hosting the Service Oriented Architecture which will be developed in Belfast.”

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