On Wednesday we officially opened our annual client conference, ACE 13. There are about 3,000 Allscripts clients gathered in Chicago to exchange best practices through more than 400 educational sessions, user group meetings and special events. It’s my first ACE, and it’s off to a great start. People are excited to connect, collaborate and share ideas. In the opening session, I talked about what Allscripts and our clients are doing to lead the transformation in healthcare IT. Client insights have helped create our vision. Sharing our roadmap for the healthcare IT journey I’ve been talking with hundreds of clients in my first eight months as CEO. These conversations are shaping our path to better health care for all. Attesting to Meaningful Use – For many of us, the journey began with government incentives, such as ARRA and Meaningful Use. Looking […]

An Open platform enables Allscripts to offer more innovation than we could possibly build on our own.  It’s essential to support our clients as the industry rapidly transforms to value-based care models. Today we launched a new site that reflects our commitment to Open, the Allscripts Application Store. It is a public site that showcases the applications built by our Allscripts Developer Program partners, and it is now available at http://store.allscripts.com. What you’ll find at the Allscripts Application Store Through this site we can connect clients instantly with the approved, third-party apps that will help enhance their core clinical applications. For example if you need health calculators integrated with Allscripts Enterprise EHR, such as eCalcs by Galen Healthcare or patient engagement solutions from Krames Staywell you’ll find it here. With more than 27 approved apps and counting, there is a […]


Why did you choose health care?

As we prepare for our annual client conference, ACE13, I’ve been on the road to meet with clients. A small team of us are gathering stories about how they are transforming health care. We can’t wait to share them. Our clients are accomplishing amazing things. We will share examples about how they are leading population health management, becoming successful Accountable Care Organizations and more. The personal side of a professional journey But there is one interview question that we asked clients to answer on a more personal level: Why did you choose health care? I loved hearing the answers to these questions. They were human and inspiring.  I share just a few of them here: “I had some upbringing in India and East Africa, where I could see the disparities in healthcare being received by patients. At that point in […]


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 […]