Allscripts Adds Two to Board of Directors | Healthcare Informatics Magazine | Health IT | Information Technology Skip to content Skip to navigation

Allscripts Adds Two to Board of Directors

May 17, 2012
by Gabriel Perna
| Reprints

On the heels of an eventful two-week stretch where it dismissed its Chairman of the Board, Paul Pead and replaced him with a new one, Dennis Chookaszian, a few days later, and saw three other board members resign, as well as dealt with a stock price dip, Allscripts Healthcare Solutions, Inc. has appointed Paul M. Black, former chief operating officer of Cerner Corporation, and The Hon. Robert J. Cindrich (Ret.), former senior vice president and chief legal officer for the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC), as directors. Black will serve on the Board's Compensation Committee and Cindrich will serve on the Board's Audit Committee.

"We are pleased to add two new independent directors of such a high caliber," Chairman Dennis Chookasziansaid in a statement. "Paul and Robert bring an outstanding combination of operational, governance and healthcare industry experience, which make them excellent additions to our Board.  We believe their contributions and insights will be invaluable as the Company executes on its plan to deliver value for our customers, drive long-term growth and build shareholder value."

Allscripts' incumbent directors, including Messrs. Black and Cindrich, will stand for re-election at the Annual Meeting of Stockholders on June 15, 2012. Stockholders of record as of the close of business on April 24, 2012, will be entitled to vote.  Information on all director nominees can be found in the Company's proxy statement, which has been filed today with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and will be mailed to all stockholders of record.



Community Data Sharing: Eight Recommendations From San Diego

A learning guide focuses on San Diego’s experience in building a community health information exchange and the realities of embarking on a broad community collaboration to achieve better data sharing.

HealthlinkNY’s Galanis to Step Down as CEO

Christina Galanis, who has served as president and CEO of HealthlinkNY for the past 13 years, will leave her position at the end of the year.

Email-Related Cyber Attacks a Top Concern for Providers

U.S. healthcare providers overwhelmingly rank email as the top source of a potential data breach, according to new research from email and data security company Mimecast and conducted by HIMSS Analytics.

Former Health IT Head in San Diego County Charged with Defrauding Provider out of $800K

The ex-health IT director at North County Health Services, a San Diego County-based healthcare service provider, has been charged with spearheading fraudulent operations that cost the organization $800,000.

Allscripts Touts 1 Billion API Shares in 2017

Officials from Chicago-based health IT vendor Allscripts have attested that the company has reached a new milestone— one billion application programming interface (API) data exchange transactions in 2017.

Dignity Health, CHI Merging to Form New Catholic Health System

Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI), based in Englewood, Colorado, and San Francisco-based Dignity Health officially announced they are merging and have signed a definitive agreement to combine ministries and create a new, nonprofit Catholic health system.