On Tuesday, Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced that Allscripts will be joining GE Capital, United Airlines, and Motorola Solutions as the fourth company to make major commitments to bring jobs to Chicago during his tenure. Allscripts is the leading global provider of Electronic Health Records, Connectivity and Information systems to hospitals and physicians. The company has promised to add approximately 300 new jobs in Chicago by the end of 2012 and to hold its annual users conference at McCormick Place from 2012 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 is known as the Allscripts Client Experience (ACE). ACE will take place in August and is expected to draw over 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 will be adding the new positions in sales, product development, implementation and services. The company has leased additional space in the Merchandise Mart to house their new positions.
Crain’s Chicago Business has named Allscripts on its Fast Fifty list for the last five years, making it one of Chicago’s fasted growing companies.