Ian Adler Memorial Healthcare Innovator Award

The Ian Adler Memorial Healthcare Innovator Award gives our attendees, hosts and sponsors an opportunity to recognize outstanding operating executives who, as health industry change agents and Chief Executive Officers, have made a dramatic impact on the success of their individual companies in terms of value creation; the implementation of sector-shaping business models and innovative business practices; culture and team-building; and their individual/organizational impact on the overall healthcare scene.

In nominating and selecting awardees, we have a strong bias for leaders who have achieved these goals within the context of the emerging growth arena, and whose entire body of work across a career in relevant settings can be recognized by our Conference. The healthcare segments represented in a nominee’s background include healthcare services, managed care, and health information.

2019 Award Recipient: Glen Tullman

R. Andrew Eckert

Glen Tullman
Founder & Executive Chairman
Livongo Health

This year, the Healthcare Leaders Conference honors Glen Tullman, Executive Chairman and Founder of Livongo Health, the consumer health digital pioneer committed to empowering people with chronic conditions to live better and healthier lives. Glen is dedicated to finding a cure for diabetes and other chronic conditions—and to keeping people healthy until these cures are found.
A visionary leader and entrepreneur, he previously ran two public companies that changed the way health care is delivered. Most recently, Tullman served as Chief Executive Officer of Allscripts, at the time he was there the leading provider of electronic health records, practice management, and electronic prescribing systems. He is the author of On Our Terms: Empowering the New Health Consumer, in which he proposes new solutions to address the chronic-condition epidemic facing our country.

A strong proponent of philanthropy, Tullman was honored in 2019 with a Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights Ripple of Hope Award for his career focused on improving the safety, empathy, and efficiency of our healthcare system. He also serves as a Chancellor to the International Board of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation and as a Board Member of the American Diabetes Association. Tullman has three amazing children that inspire him every day.

Past Innovator Award Recipients

R. Andrew Eckert

R. Andrew Eckert

(2018)

Norman Payson, MD

Norman Payson, MD

(2014)

Steve Shulman

Steve Shulman

(2010)

Toby Cosgrove, MD

Toby Cosgrove, MD

(2017)

Alan Hoops

Alan Hoops

(2013)

Quint Studer

Quint Studer

(2016)

Pat Ryan

Pat Ryan

(2012)

April Anthony

April Anthony

(2015)

Senator Bill Frist

Senator Bill Frist

(2011)

In Memory of Ian Adler

In 2016, with the untimely passing of Ian Adler, the Innovator Award was renamed as a tribute to our great friend and sponsor.

Ian was Senior Managing Director of Healthcare at Marwood Group, and his energy, passionate commitent to the healthcare industry, and his generosity of spirit embody all the best of Healthcare Leaders.

We sincerely miss him.