(Chicago) December, 2016 – In 2016, Chicago-based Medix brought its core purpose of positively impacting lives north and began creating healthcare information technology (HIT) opportunities in Canada. Medix IT, a division of Medix that specializes in placing qualified HIT, Infrastructure, Project Management and Application Development professionals, was recognized by the Illinois Department of Commerce (DCEO) as a recipient of the 2016 Governor’s Export Award.
“Since Medix started working in Toronto in 2016, we have already created more than 75 local Canadian jobs.  The MedixDirect® program avoids importing expensive IT consultants from outside Canada and, instead, trains local talent with the right skills to support a hospital’s EHR implementation,” said Luke McGinn, Medix Epic Practice Leader. “As we expand our reach to positively impact lives and careers in Canada, we strive to be a driving economic force both at home in our Chicago, Illinois headquarters and abroad.”
The Governor’s Export Awards program is designed to highlight the significant contribution of exports to Illinois’ economy.
According to the Illinois DCEO, Illinois is the largest exporting state in the Midwest, and the fifth largest exporting state in the nation. Exports by Illinois companies totaled over $63.4 billion in 2015. The awardees have a combined export revenue in excess of $75 million and employ more than 1,000 people in Illinois.
“To be recognized alongside other growing companies making an impact in Illinois and beyond is truly an honor,” said McGinn. “With the support of our state, we’re looking forward to continuing our expansion in 2017 and beyond.”
 About Medix IT
Leveraging our expertise placing tens of thousands of Clinical and IT personnel since 2001, Medix IT has profiled the characteristics of the top performers you need.  We apply our knowledge to provide you the right workforce at the right time.  Bottom line: Medix IT eliminates your staffing risk so you exceed expectations and deliver sustainable solutions. To learn more about Medix IT, please visit