Allscripts Adds Technology Industry Executives, Announces Strong Preliminary Q2 Results
CHICAGO, July 13, 2011 /PRNewswire/ –
Allscripts (NASDAQ: MDRX) announced today that it has added four senior executives to its leadership team from leading global technology companies, filling key positions in product development, sales, legal and IT.
Cliff Meltzer, a veteran development leader for Apple, Cisco, IBM and most recently CA Technologies, joined Allscripts as Executive Vice President, Solutions Development, with responsibility for product development company-wide. Mr. Meltzer brings extensive experience integrating technology platforms, most recently as Chief Development Officer of CA Technologies, where he led a 1,400-member development team. At Apple, Mr. Meltzer was responsible for leading the development of platform-dependent software across all MacintoshÃ‚® products. Mr. Meltzer will be responsible for the Company’s technology development vision, strategy, and product development resources.
Steve Shute, a veteran sales leader, will be joining Allscripts as Executive Vice President, Sales. Mr. Shute has held numerous executive leadership positions at the IBM Corporation, both domestically and internationally, with an emphasis on helping customers utilize technology to solve complex business issues. His most recent role was Vice President of Worldwide Sales for Enterprise Content Management. Mr. Shute has led large sales and marketing organizations, up to 750 people, and delivered billions of dollars in annual sales. He is a well-known expert on sales force execution and delivery.
Jackie Studer joined Allscripts as Senior Vice President and General Counsel. Ms. Studer brings to the position more than 20 years of legal experience, including the last eight years as General Counsel, Healthcare Information Technology, for GE Healthcare IT. Ms. Studer’s extensive legal and corporate management background includes, in addition to GE, leadership roles in entrepreneurial organizations and with The Dow Chemical Company earlier in her career. She will manage the day-to-day legal affairs of Allscripts.
John Guevara, a seasoned leader with extensive success leading mission-critical operations for Microsoft and other top technology companies, joined Allscripts as Chief Information Officer. At Microsoft, Mr. Guevara led the transition from legacy business process and systems to a next-generation ecosystem as General Manager of the Enterprise Services Solution Management application portfolio. Guevara previously was Global CIO at high-tech manufacturer Intermec; CIO for automotive manufacturer Delphi; and Vice President and Group Director of Siemens Business Services (SBS). Mr. Guevara leads IT Services, and oversees the Company’s SAAS and Hosting Operations.
Glen Tullman, Chief Executive Officer of Allscripts, commented, “In the nine months since Allscripts completed the merger with Eclipsys Corporation, we have focused on bringing on board talent that will allow us to build on the success we have enjoyed, manage our new size and scale, and continue to grow. Each of our new executives brings broad experience managing larger organizations and new insights that will allow Allscripts to continue to lead, innovate and realize our vision of a Connected Community of Health. After a thorough search process, we believe the new additions will fit well with the existing organization.”
Allscripts also announced that Eileen McPartland, who has served as Chief Operating Officer, is leaving the Company to become Chief Executive Officer of a private company outside of the healthcare industry, effective July 15, 2011. Mr. Tullman commented, “I want to thank Eileen for her contributions to Allscripts. Eileen has played a significant role in the Company’s growth and development. I’m confident she will continue her successful track record in her new role as CEO.”
With the influx of new talent, Mr. Tullman will add the leaders of the services and support teams as direct reports, which is intended to sharpen Allscripts focus on client delivery and satisfaction and to streamline the organization.
Company Provides Preliminary Second Quarter 2011 Results
For the second quarter of 2011, Allscripts expects bookings of approximately $240 million, representing approximately 13 percent sequential growth compared to $212.4 million as reported in the first quarter of 2011.
In addition, Allscripts expects non-GAAP revenue and earnings per diluted share to slightly exceed current Thomson Reuters First Call consensus estimates. Mr. Tullman commented, “We’re pleased with the combination of robust sales paired with expected strong operating revenues and earnings, all while the Company continues to invest in R & D and gain market share. We look forward to providing more visibility on the strength of the quarter on our upcoming earnings call.”
Earnings Call Details
Allscripts will report its financial results for the three and six months ended June 30, 2011 after the stock market closes on Tuesday, August 2, 2011. Allscripts management will host a conference call and webcast to discuss the Company’s earnings and other information at 4:30 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time on the same day.
The Allscripts earnings announcement will be distributed via PR Newswire immediately after the market closes on August 2. The press release also will be available on the Company’s website at http://investor.allscripts.com.
To listen to the conference call, participants may log onto www.allscripts.com/. Participants are encouraged to log onto the website approximately 15 minutes prior to the start of the conference call to download and install any necessary software. Participants also may access the conference call by dialing (877) 303-0543 (toll free in the U.S.) or (973) 935-8787 (international) and requesting Conference ID #80801406.
A replay of the call will be available two hours after the conclusion of the call, for a period of two weeks, at www.allscripts.com/ or by calling (800) 642-1687 or (706) 645-9291 – Conference ID #80801406.
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(TM). To learn more about Allscripts, please visit www.allscripts.com, Twitter, Facebook and YouTube.
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SOURCE Allscripts Healthcare Solutions, Inc.