Acumen Connect: An Overwhelming Success

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Terry Ketchersid, Vice President and Medical Officer at HITSG

Last week our company reached an important milestone in hosting the first Acumen Users Conference. Over 100 Acumen users from around the country joined us in Chicago for the two day event.

Our attendees hailed from 20 states with some traveling from as far away as California and Florida. Over the course of the conference participants engaged in a number of presentations and interactive workshops where they learned about meaningful use, Acumen and the iPad, clinical quality measures, voice recognition, upcoming releases and a host of other topics. The conference bookends included insightful keynote presentations by Frank Maddux and Bill Rancic.

In addition to the presentations and workshops, our conference organizers arranged for several social engagements. The pinnacle event was a spectacular architectural dinner cruise on the Chicago River. This included a brief foray onto Lake Michigan where we enjoyed remarkable views of the skyline as the sun set that evening. The social events created a wonderful opportunity for our users to network with each other and share best practices. Those venues also provided many of us with a chance to create new relationships and to build upon relationships that have existed for several years.

The energy this conference has generated within our company is palpable. Our organizers are collecting feedback as they begin the process of planning next year’s event. Those of you who attended will soon receive a survey via email. Please let us know what you liked and what you did not like, what worked and what did not work, so that we can make next year’s conference even better. If you would like to leave a comment to share with the community, we hope you’ll do so here.

I’d like to thank those of you who attended for taking the time out of your busy practices to join us. I hope the experience was as valuable for you as it was for me and the rest of the Acumen family. See you next year.



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