Atlanta, GA, April 11, 2019 --(PR.com
)-- Chattanooga native Albert Woodard, Chairman of Atlanta-based KaZee, Inc. was inducted into the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga (UTC) College of Business Entrepreneurship Hall of Fame Tuesday, April 9.
This year marks the 20th anniversary of the award, that UTC says honors alumni who have made a lasting impact in and around Chattanooga.
Following graduation from UTC in 1974, Chattanooga native Woodard joined IBM where he implemented computer systems in hospitals. He left IBM to launch his own information technology firm in Chattanooga -- Business Computer Applications (BCA) -- which became one of the largest minority owned software companies in the country.
Under Woodard’s leadership BCA deployed one of the country’s first Electronic Health Records (EMR) systems and built the world’s largest telemedicine system outside the US Department of Defense’s military EMR. BCA also became a major provider of health IT products and services to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, US Department of Defense, Atlanta’s Grady Hospital System, several federally qualified community health centers and several large private practices.
The company was recognized as one of the fastest growing small businesses in the South, winning awards locally, regionally and nationally. Woodard along with several other BCA principles were also recognized for providing outstanding leadership in their roles as entrepreneurs, employers and managers.
In 1984 UTC recognized Woodard as the most outstanding alumni that year. It was the first time any UTC graduate had received the award within 10 years of graduation.
In 2011 Woodard was recognized as one of the 50 Most Important African-Americans in Technology and honored in Washington, D.C.where he joined other honorees at the 12th annual Innovation & Equity Symposium.
In 2015 Woodard sold BCA to Falls Church, VA technology firm Acentia, Inc. and he and several former local BCA executives spun off a newly created healthcare software operation, KaZee, Inc.
About KaZee, Inc.
KaZee, Inc., is a leading provider of high-quality information technology (IT) products and services to the healthcare industry. Within the healthcare industry, KaZee serves ambulatory and outpatient clinics, multispecialty physician practices, Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs), county health departments, and currently focuses on correctional health facilities such as state, county, and local jails, prisons, and youth detention centers. KaZee supports customers within 40 states across the country. For more information about KaZee go to www.KaZee.us