Paul Black serves as Allscripts Chief Executive Officer. Paul was appointed CEO in December 2012 after having served on Allscripts Board of Directors for eight months. As Chief Executive Officer, Paul leads the direction of the company and its global commitment to delivering an Open, Connected Community of HealthTM.
Prior to joining Allscripts, Paul spent more than 13 years with Cerner Corporation in various executive positions, retiring as Cerner’s Chief Operating Officer in 2007. During his tenure with Cerner, he helped build the company into a market leader in healthcare information technology with more than $1.5 billion in annual revenue. Prior to Cerner, Paul spent 12 years with IBM Corporation in a variety of leadership positions in sales, product marketing and professional services.
Paul has held positions on multiple private company and non-profit boards of directors. The businesses ranged from healthcare information technology and healthcare services to software and SaaS-based consumer Internet marketing. Paul’s leadership experience on those boards includes serving as director, chairman and executive Chairman. Paul has also provided investment advice to several private equity firms on both coasts.
He is currently Immediate Past Chairman of Truman Medical Centers, as well as an Officer of the Corporation. Truman Medical Centers is a 400-bed safety net academic hospital in Kansas City. Paul earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Iowa State University and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Iowa. He is married with two children and enjoys running, travel and coaching youth sports.