ACE12 Final Day

  • Todd Stein
  • 08/17/2012

The final day of ACE12 dawned a gorgeous day in Chicago – sunny and not too hot. But the crowd has definitely thinned.  We spoke with several Allscripts clients who were eager to head home to their families and look for ways to apply what they’ve learned. Those who stuck around for Friday’s half day of sessions found some of the best had been saved for last.   The Story of “Open” Among them, David Vawdrey, Ph.D. of Columbia University presented one of the most exciting stories in healthcare IT today.  Vawdrey, Assistant Professor of Bioinformatics, is part of a small team of IT geniuses tasked with enhancing the Sunrise and Enterprise EHR deployments for Columbia’s 1,000+ faculty physicians and NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital (his colleague, Dr. Peter Stetson, presented at ACE12 yesterday).  NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital includes Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center, Weill Cornell Medical Center, and […]


ACE12 Day Two (cont.)

 To close Day Two of ACE12, attendees joined the Allscripts team for a party at Navy Pier, the iconic Chicago theme-park-on-a-dock. Judging by the client reaction, Allscripts lived up to its reputation for throwing some of the best parties in healthcare. There were four Chicago-themed areas for hanging out with colleagues and exploring the neighborhoods, music and cuisine that make Chicago famous.  There was a Summer carnival and Midwestern fair on the rooftop. There was a band for virtually every musical taste — blues, dueling pianos, pop and hip-hop. There was Chicago’s incomparable skyline, and, of course, fireworks over Lake Michigan. A good time was had by all.   Before heading out to party, though, attendees soaked up more of the meaningful education at the root of ACE12, most of it led by clients. Sessions that attracted serious attention included, to […]