Allscripts CEO Glen Tullman Wins Lifetime Achievement Award from Chicago Area Entrepreneurship Hall of Fame
CHICAGO, Feb. 25 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The Chicago Area Entrepreneurship Hall of Fame will award Glen Tullman, Chief Executive Officer of Allscripts (Nasdaq: MDRX), its Lifetime Achievement Award today as part of the annual event hosted by the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) Institute for Entrepreneurial Studies.
Celebrating its 25th Anniversary, the Chicago Area Entrepreneurship Hall of Fame recognizes innovative business leaders in the Chicagoland area. Each year, it inducts prominent entrepreneurs who have demonstrated the entrepreneurial spirit and business talent by founding or growing their respective business.
"Glen Tullman personifies the best traits of an entrepreneur," said Stefanie Lenway, Dean of the UIC College of Business Administration. "He has spent his distinguished career leading companies targeted on solving the most pressing issues facing our communities and our country, including healthcare, energy and education. Through his imagination, entrepreneurial spirit and determination, he has made a difference for future generations."
The Hall of Fame encourages business leaders, students and government officials to honor the entrepreneurial spirit and business excellence. Past inductees include: Robert J. Abt of Abt Electronics; John W. Baird of Baird & Warner; Gian M. Fulgoni of comScore, Inc; Robert W. Galvin of Motorola; Michael P. Krasny of CDW Computer Centers, Inc.; Stuart R. Paddock, Jr. of Daily Herald; Gordon Segal of Crate & Barrel; and Charlie Trotter of Charlie Trotter's.
"I am honored to be recognized by the Chicago Area Entrepreneurship Hall of Fame," said Mr. Tullman. "Companies are nothing more than a group of people committed to solving important problems and I've been fortunate to be surrounded by great people. I accept this recognition on behalf of all of the employees and great clients of Allscripts, who work everyday to make healthcare better."
Mr. Tullman has led three public companies, including Allscripts, which focuses on 'fixing healthcare from the inside out,' using information technology to improve quality, save lives and reduce cost. Joining as chief executive in 1997, he took Allscripts public two years later and helped to build it into the leading provider of clinical software, connectivity and information solutions that physicians use to improve healthcare.
Mr. Tullman previously served as Chief Executive Officer of Chicago-based Enterprise Systems, a provider of resource management solutions to large integrated healthcare networks, where he led the company's initial public offering, secondary offering and eventual sale. Before that, he served as President and Chief Operating Officer of CCC Information Services, a company that brought information technology solutions to the automotive claims and auto body collision repair industries.
With energy independence both a priority for the country and an opportunity for entrepreneurs, Mr. Tullman recently started a new energy company called SoCore Energy, a full service commercial solar solutions provider that makes solar energy more flexible, accessible and affordable for mid-size commercial businesses, schools, and public facilities.
Mr. Tullman was named "CEO of the Year" in 2006 by the Illinois Information Technology Association. Ernst & Young named him the "2008 Entrepreneur of the Year" in the technology category for the Midwest region.
In addition to serving as CEO of Allscripts, Mr. Tullman currently teaches entrepreneurship at UIC's Institute for Entrepreneurial Studies. He also sits on the International Board of Directors of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, the Illinois chapter of which named him its "Person of the Year" for 2009. His personal foundation contributes to both educational and inner-city diversity programs as well as many other charities.
The 2010 Chicago Area Entrepreneurship Hall of Fame partners include: American Chartered Bank, Crain's Chicago Business, Grant Thornton, Market M and the UIC Institute for Entrepreneurial Studies.
Allscripts uses innovation technology to bring health to healthcare. More than 160,000 physicians, 800 hospitals and nearly 8,000 post-acute and homecare organizations utilize Allscripts to improve the health of their patients and their bottom line. The company's award-winning solutions include electronic health records, electronic prescribing, revenue cycle management, practice management, document management, care management, emergency department information systems and homecare automation. Allscripts is the brand name of AllscriptsMisys Healthcare Solutions, Inc. To learn more, visit www.allscripts.com.
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