CHICAGO, Oct. 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The CHIME Foundation, which represents more than 1,400 of the healthcare industry's leading Chief Information Officers, named Glen Tullman, Chief Executive Officer of Allscripts (NASDAQ: MDRX), the 2011 winner of its Lifetime Achievement Award.
Mr. Tullman received the award at the CHIME11 Fall CIO Forum in San Antonio, Texas yesterday. The Lifetime Achievement Award recognizes contributions to the healthcare IT industry throughout the recipient's entire career.
In announcing its award, CHIME recognized Mr. Tullman as one of the nation's leading advocates for the electronic, real-time sharing of healthcare information to improve patient care, lower costs and drive collaboration among physicians, hospitals and others in the healthcare community.
The award announcement noted Mr. Tullman's track record of leading the industry toward improved quality, safety and efficiency. CHIME also highlighted Mr. Tullman's entrepreneurial accomplishments, including winning the Ernst & Young 2008 Entrepreneur of the Year award in the technology category for the Midwest region and The Chicago Area Entrepreneurship Hall of Fame 2010 Lifetime Achievement Award.
CHIME noted that, with his vision of a Connected Community of Health™, Mr. Tullman has set the stage for the transformation of healthcare by aggregating the industry's largest network of physicians, hospitals, post-acute care locations and other care providers and industry participants. By using the most advanced, open product platforms, Allscripts is enabling physicians to view one comprehensive patient record, leading to better, safer care and less cost. CHIME also noted that Mr. Tullman has personally built a culture of giving back at Allscripts, both by providing opportunities for employee philanthropy and through his own actions and the activities of his Foundation.
"It's an honor to accept this prestigious award from the nation's healthcare CIOs," Mr. Tullman said. "I share CHIME's appreciation of the importance of the collaboration and exchange of information between industry leaders, which contributes to effective improvements to our healthcare system. I accept the award on behalf of our employees and especially our clients, who perform miracles every day yet rarely receive the recognition they deserve."
Bill Spooner, Chief Information Officer of Sharp Healthcare and a former member of CHIME's Board of Trustees, wrote in a letter supporting Mr. Tullman's nomination, "Through Glen's visionary leadership, he has built a company with product offerings across the community of care. He has inspired his team to perform what at times seemed to them impossible as he moved towards continual product and service improvement."
The CHIME Lifetime Achievement Award is presented to an individual who has demonstrated exceptional dedication and made an outstanding contribution to the healthcare IS industry as well as the CHIME Foundation.
For more information about the CHIME Foundation Lifetime Achievement Award, visit the CHIME website.
The College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME) is an executive organization dedicated to serving chief information officers and other senior healthcare IT leaders. With more than 1,400 CIO members and over 70 healthcare IT vendors and professional services firms, CHIME provides a highly interactive, trusted environment enabling senior professional and industry leaders to collaborate; exchange best practices; address professional development needs; and advocate the effective use of information management to improve the health and healthcare in the communities they serve. For more information, please visit www.cio-chime.org.
Allscripts (NASDAQ: MDRX) provides innovative solutions that empower all stakeholders across the healthcare continuum to deliver world-class outcomes. The company's Electronic Health Record, Computerized Physician Order Entry and other clinical, financial, connectivity and information solutions for hospitals, physicians and post-acute organizations are the essential technologies that enable a Connected Community of Health™. To learn more about Allscripts, please visit www.allscripts.com, Twitter, Facebook and YouTube.
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