June 28, 2011

Mayor Emanuel Announces 300 New Jobs For Allscripts

Allscripts expands investment in Merchandise Mart, commits to hold annual conference in Chicago through 2014

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Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced today that Allscripts, the leading global provider of Electronic Health Records, Connectivity and Information systems to hospitals and physicians, will be adding approximately 300 new jobs in the City of Chicago by the end of 2012. In addition, beginning in 2012, the company will hold its annual users conference at McCormick Place through 2014.

"I am committed to creating an economic climate in Chicago that attracts and retains businesses and encourages growth and investment," said Mayor Emanuel. "Allscripts' commitment to bring 300 jobs to Chicago and invest in the city's future by holding the annual users conference here through 2014 is proof of our economic competitiveness."

The conference, which takes place in August and is known as the Allscripts Client Experience (ACE), is expected to draw more than 5,000 visitors each year.

“I am excited that we can make this commitment to the City of Chicago and Mayor Emanuel,” said Allscripts Chief Executive Officer Glen Tullman. “Allscripts is committed to improving the quality of healthcare and better managing costs for patients across the country and around the world, but we are especially proud of our clients throughout Chicagoland, leading health systems like Advocate and smaller independent practices such as Doctors of the North Shore, who provide their patients with world class healthcare using the latest technology. We are looking forward to expanding our relationship with Chicago.”

Allscripts has leased additional space in the Merchandise Mart, which will house the new positions. The positions will be in sales, product development, implementation and services.

Allscripts is one of Chicago’s fastest growing companies, having been named to the Crain’s Chicago Business Fast Fifty list for the last five years.

Allscripts is the fourth company to make a major commitment to add jobs to Chicago during Mayor Emanuel’s tenure, joining GE Capital, United Airlines, and Motorola Solutions.


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