Paul Black

CEO, Allscripts

Paul is the Chief Executive Officer of Allscripts, a position he’s held since 2012. As CEO, Paul leads the company’s vision to deliver its global obligation to build Open, Connected Communities of Health. For Everyone.

Prior to joining the Allscripts Board in 2012, Paul spent more than 13 years with Cerner Corporation in various executive positions, retiring as Cerner’s chief operating officer in 2007. Paul’s career started with IBM Corporation where he spent 12 years in a variety of leadership positions accountable for top line growth, marketing, and professional services.

Paul has served on multiple publicly traded, private equity and nonprofit boards of directors. Serving in the capacity as executive chairman of the board, chairman, and compensation committee chair. These companies spanned multiple industries: healthcare information technology, consumer goods, remote patient monitoring, healthcare services, health care delivery, healthcare device and consumer Internet marketing.

Paul also has served on numerous nonprofit institutions. He served for 16 years as chairman and as an executive officer of Truman Medical Centers, an academic safety net health system. He currently is on the board(s) of The Harry S. Truman Presidential Library, and The Advancement Board University of Kansas Health System.

Paul holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Iowa State University and an MBA from the University of Iowa.