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MUSE Inspire Conference

As a proud member of International MUSE, Acmeware is excited to attend the 2024 Inspire Conference, May 28 - 31 at the Gaylord Rockies Resort Convention Center in Aurora, CO. This will be our 26th conference and we look forward to meeting you in-person in one of our sessions or in the exhibit hall. See our lineup of pre-conference workshops and regular education sessions here.


Tuesday Workshop

Date: Tuesday May 28

Power BI Fundamentals

Track: Business Intelligence, Quality Management and Reporting

Presenter: Ian Profferssrs pbi 6

Want to learn a better way to present information from MEDITECH Data Repository? Come to our Tuesday Workshop to get immediate hands-on experience with Microsoft Power BI Desktop. Power BI puts dynamic and interactive report design at your fingertips, making it easy to improve your business and clinical analytics with easy to use and cost-effective report design tools. In this workshop, we’ll introduce you to the different desktop and cloud-based components of Microsoft’s business intelligence platform. Then we’ll dive in and show you how to build your own inpatient dashboard with Power BI Desktop while demonstrating some of the software’s niftier features - like slicers and drill-through capability - that will give your reports a great user experience. 

Attendees are encouraged to bring a laptop for real-time hands-on report building experience. (If you can’t, don’t worry, you can follow along as our instructors show you how.) When you’re finished, you’ll have a report you can use with your own MEDITECH Data Repository after you return home from the conference. Power BI will impress you with its beautiful interface, instant performance, and deep ability to slice and dice your data any way you want – it’s unlike anything used until now for reporting from Data Repository. Don’t miss this fun and informative workshop!

IT Leaders Boot Camp

Date: Wednesday May 29
Time: 12:30 – 4:30

Presenters: Joel Benware (Acmeware President) and Anne Marie Herrera (VP Experis Health Solutions)

Evolving Leadership Skills to Be a Credible Voice within Your Organization

muse boot campHealthcare organizations across the nation have reported significant challenges and continue to face severe staffing shortages, employee burn out, and rising operational costs. In addition, there continues to be pressing demands by regulatory agencies, providers, and patients to provide enhanced cost-effective services and timely accurate data. Given the overwhelming challenges, healthcare leaders are faced with making difficult decisions on what to invest in that will bring the highest value to their organization and ensure the execution is set up for success.

Since the majority of business initiatives have a technology component, the role of the IT leader has become more critical in being involved in the decision making and supporting the alignment, prioritization, and execution of these initiatives. These leaders need to have and/or gain insights into having a respected voice in order to guide their organizations on making the right business decisions for new technologies as well as fostering adoption to change.

In your role as a healthcare IT leader, it is critical to continue to evolve your skills and gain insight from others by networking with others who have faced similar challenges over their careers. This session brings insight from two experienced IT healthcare leaders who have led their organizations through challenging times and will share their many learnings along the way.


Hour 1 – Overview presentation goals/education on concepts and methodologies.
Hour 2 – Sharing of case studies of executing on concepts and methodologies.
Hour 3 – Breakout sessions to role-play developing an approach to best address assigned scenario outcomes.
Hour 4 – Breakout teams’ presentations and summary.
Learning objectives:

How to gain support and engagement from your executive team and be recognized as a respected leader with a credible voice.
How to build a road map to re-calibrate and re-align your IT organization.
How to establish IT as a strategic “enabler” to help guide and support your organization to prioritize and execute business initiatives that offers the highest value to the organization and sets a course for success.

Target audience: Emerging IT leaders; IT executive leaders; other operational leaders

Register here on the MUSE website.

134 – Data Repository Reports with Microsoft Power BI

Track: Business Intelligence, Quality Management and Reporting

Presenter: Ian Profferpower bi logo 150x130

What is Microsoft Power BI? In this educational session, we’ll introduce the latest data visualization and reporting services and applications offered by Microsoft. 
With Power BI you gain actionable insights  by quickly visualizing not just MEDITECH Data Repository information, but data from across or even outside your enterprise, making collaboration easy and decision-making fast. In this session, we will provide an overview of the key Power BI applications and services and explore how to use them with MEDITECH Data Repository. We’ll see real dashboard and report examples from MEDITECH hospitals that are already using Power BI to share and analyze data. Come and learn how easy it is with Power BI to see your data in a whole new way, using dynamic, interactive reports and dashboards, empowering your users to perform their own analytics.

Learning objectives:

  • Knowledge of Power BI applications and services
  • The challenges and benefits of using Power BI with Data Repository
  • Ideas to re-think how to present informatics data from MEDITECH DR

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