RALEIGH, NC — Misys Healthcare Systems is expanding its headquarters in Raleigh by 30 percent, company officials announced Thursday morning.
Misys, which provides healthcare information technology solutions, will be the lead tenant in the new 130,000 square foot Forum V building to be constructed at the Forum complex on Six Forks Road in North Raleigh. Groundbreaking is set for February.
Misys already occupies the Forum IV building.
The additional space will push the occupied total to more than 240,000 square feet - a 30 percent increase.
"With 840 employees in Forum IV now, we knew we needed to plan for additional space to accommodate our projected growth over the coming years," said Charles Lambert, chief financial officer for Misys Healthcare Systems, in a statement. "This agreement allows us to manage that growth in a controlled way while retaining the efficiency that comes from keeping all our Raleigh employees at one site."
To accommodate the need for space now, Lambert said Misys employees would occupy 20,000 square feet in another building.
Misys Healthcare is also expanding its facilities in Tucson, AZ.
The healthcare group is part of Misys plc, which is based in Great Britain.
Misys has more than 92,000 physicians in 18,000 practices, some 1,250 hospitals and 600 home care providers as customers.