Fewer than 1,000 information technology jobs are already performed for the company in India, he noted. Tenet outsources that work to NTT Data, which then offshores some of the workload. Tenet has not previously sent its own administrative functions abroad, he said.
Doctors, nurses and those acting directly with patients won’t be affected. But some workers who handle corporate functions will be on the line.
Tenet has about 6,150 employees in North Texas, which includes the headquarters of three major operations, a spokeswoman said.
The publicly traded corporation is based in a tower in downtown Dallas. Its billing unit, Conifer, is in Frisco. Its ambulatory services operation, United Surgical Partners International, is in Addison.
“Obviously, we’ll look at all three headquarters,” Rittenmeyer said of the offshoring possibilities.
The company has not told employees about the plan, even though the CEO revealed it to investors at a public forum in San Francisco. Rittenmeyer said he wanted investors to know what was ahead for 2019, but it was too early to do the same with workers.
“People will want to know specifics — how does it affect me?” he said. “I can’t answer where or who, not at this point.”