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Live from ACE 15: What’s next for Allscripts

This is a big week for Allscripts. We announced record-setting second-quarter financial results, and we kicked off the Allscripts Client Experience (ACE), our annual user group meeting. More than 2,200 clients are gathered in Boston to connect, learn and innovate. As a Connected Community of HealthTM, we have much to celebrate as we look ahead. In my opening address, I shared three primary ways we’re laser-focused on a successful future for our clients: 1) Ready for value-based care The industry shift from fee-for-service to value-based-care financial models continues. Healthcare organizations are at various stages in this evolution, and many of them have one foot in each world. What will continue to be increasingly important are referral patterns for patients. Healthcare organizations need to be able to drill into the data to understand “leakage” – when patients leave their system for […]

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  Our annual user conference, the Allscripts Client Experience (ACE), drew about 3,000 clients to Chicago this week. My favorite part of the event is collaborating with clients and industry experts. In his executive session keynote address, best-selling author and surgeon Marty Makary, MDspoke about a topic that is a high priority for all healthcare organizations: patient safety. How many people is health care hurting? Makary observed that almost everyone goes into health care with the best intentions to help people. U.S. health care is an amazing, scientific system; but it’s not perfect. We have the unintended consequence of variation. Meaning, non-standardized care can cause deadly errors. A recent study in the Journal of Patient Safety estimates that between 210,000 and 440,000 patients die each year from preventable harm caused by hospitals. To put that number in perspective, Makary noted […]

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A sneak peek at ACE 2013 education session planning

  • Bonnie Bordeaux
  • 03/26/2013

Our annual conference, Allscripts Client Experience (ACE), will be here before we know it. We look forward to it as part of our commitment to an Open, Connected Community of Health TM. The conference is well-rated. According to last year’s survey of attendees, 90% gave ACE an overall rating of good, very good or excellent. And 89% would recommend ACE to a friend. Feedback on education sessions Clients especially value opportunities to learn at ACE from Allscripts and – even more so – from each other.  According to the survey, 85% rated the quality of education sessions as good, very good or excellent. And 91% report they will be able to apply knowledge learned at ACE to their jobs. Here are a few qualitative remarks* about the educational opportunities: Good mix of sessions for different roles (clinician, IT) – but […]

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ACE12 Kicks Off with Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel

  • Todd Stein
  • 08/15/2012

ACE12, our annual Allscripts users’ conference, kicked off this morning with over 4,000 attendees at Chicago’s McCormick Place Convention Center.  Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Allscripts CEO Glen Tullman headlined the opening address.  To see for yourself, watch the full ACE 2012 Opening Address online. (If you have trouble getting the video to run, please reload the page. We wanted to save you the trouble of entering your information to access the replay). For those of you who’d rather not sit through the video, we’ve pulled together the highlights here … Mayor Rahm Emanuel started things off with an introduction to Chicago for ACE attendees.  The former White House Chief of Staff reviewed the success Chicago has had creating jobs – more than in any major U.S. city, he said – and investing $7.3 billion in critical infrastructure. And he outlined the city’s […]

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Live Blogging ACE12

  • Todd Stein
  • 08/14/2012

If you can’t attend ACE12 in Chicago this week, you can still stay current on our annual users’ conference.  We’ll be posting live updates including photos, videos and firsthand reports from ACE12 here several times a day during the conference Wednesday-Friday at Chicago’s McCormick Place Convention Center.  To get started, be sure to watch tomorrow’s 9am (CST) opening keynote by Allscripts CEO Glen Tullman. Glen and Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel will welcome more than 4,000 clients and business partners to the conference. Glen will review the company’s open platform and how it enables collaboration, innovation and insights that will position clients to thrive into the future.    Spoiler Alert: You can expect to see and hear previews of upcoming Allscripts products – tune in tomorrow to catch an early glimpse.  HOW TO WATCH  1. Visit www.allscripts.com/ace2012 at the time of the […]