EMerge Health Solutions, a six-year-old medical documentation company, is expanding into new headquarters in Mason.
The company, which grew out of a gastroenterology practice in Avondale and had been operating out of the Mason Municipal Center, announced its relocation this week to larger office space along I-71 at 7264 Columbia Road.
The move allows eMerge to accommodate growing demand for its for its high-tech medical records system and growing workforce, company officials said.
The company’s hands-free documentation and workflow solutions for the healthcare industry allows physicians and nurses to document procedures in real time by utilizing keyword-driven voice commands. The system is designed to eliminate paperwork and increase productivity.
“We chose this new space to accommodate the increasing demand for our solution and our rapid company growth,” said Trent McCracken, the company’s president and CEO.
EMerge relocated its headquarters from Avondale to Mason earlier this year after receiving a $250,000 investment from CincyTech, the downtown-based public/private venture fund.
The money is part of $850,000 raised from investors as the company moves toward broader commercialization.
After five months, the company outgrew its office space at the Mason Municipal Center and will now occupy space vacated by AssureRX, another Mason company that recently expanded into larger office space in Mason.
The move is the latest in a string of high-profile development deals in Mason including Seapine Software’s new $7 million technical center on Western Row Road, and headquarters expansions by Top Gun Sales Performance, AssureRx Health Inc., Rhinestahl Corp. and Intelligrated.
“The way our leadership team understands the dynamic needs of high-tech, entrepreneurial firms has given companies like eMerge Health the opportunity to grow and expand, bringing more jobs to Mason and propelling our city to a new level of business attraction and retention,” said Mason Mayor David Nichols.
The rise of the tech and bio-health industry in Mason has a “multiplier effect” on the city’s ability to accomplish other economic strategies, added Michele Blair, Mason’s director of economic development.
“The intent is gaining this critical mass in the high-technology and bio-health industries that brings momentum in additional emerging companies’ interest and greater workforce availability in science and technology fields,” she said.
The company, which employs 11, expects to expand its workforce to fill the new space, McCracken said.