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ACE12 Day Two

  • Todd Stein
  • 08/16/2012

Day Two of ACE12 dawned bright and early for some of us.  Thirty-seven early-risers gathered at 6 am outside the Hyatt Regency West Tower for a “Fun Run.” The running enthusiasts (or gluttons for punishment, depending on your point of view) split up into two groups, one going 1.5 miles, the other 3 miles – each led by an Allscripts team member.  Allscripts President Lee Shapiro, a true Marathon Man, and Chief Client Officer Laurie McGraw led the way. Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel made an unexpected cameo appearance, following up on his Opening Address on Tuesday.  As the group was running along the Lake Michigan waterfront, who should appear dripping from his morning swim but the Mayor himself!  As if he’d been handed a campaign trail prize, Emanuel greeted the runners and gave them a hearty cheer …   The […]

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ACE12 Day One (continued)

  • Todd Stein
  • 08/16/2012

  Once the excitement of seeing all 4,000 of us gathered in one room for Wednesday’s Opening Address had worn off, ACE12’s attendees got down to the business of learning and educating. Some of the educating was of the map-reading variety as attendees went through the usual first-day adjustment to a large conference in an unfamiliar setting.  Some of them even discovered they were in the wrong conference entirely (ACE Hardware is holding its annual convention in McCormick Place this week as well). In between educational sessions, attendees made their way to The HUB — the ACE12 exhibition hall — to ask questions of the Allscripts solution experts and peruse some of the 84 Allscripts partners exhibiting at the conference. The HUB was also the site of the Opening Day Reception Wednesday evening, where, judging from some of the smiles in the […]