Training in the Majors

AndersenWhere can you mingle with the most respected leaders in healthcare technology from around the globe, and visit the Babe Ruth Museum in the same day? At HealthTech 2002 in Baltimore, Md., this April.

Now in its eighth year, the HealthTech Conference and Exposition is an event where the proven home run hitters in our industry get together with bright young stars making their first step up to the plate. So, whether you come from a healthcare provider, independent servicer or manufacturer’s background, Baltimore is the place to be from April 21-23.

Our agenda is designed to educate on the topics that matter most in today’s healthcare environment — where the application of technology management skills creates the vital connection between improved patient care and sound business practice. Helping us cover both the technology and management skill sets are our Partners in Education from the American College of Clinical Engineering (ACCE) and the Association for Services Management International (AFSMI). Together, our goal is to help you achieve maximum uptime at the highest standards by using your available resources to their best advantage.

At HealthTech 2002 you will see all the latest products and services on exhibit from some of the industry’s leading companies. You will hear what the healthcare organization of the future will look like, and where you fit in, from successful administrators. You will find out how to effectively harness and control the power of the Internet and wireless technologies. You will get all the details on how new regulatory requirements affect you. And you will hear first-hand accounts of emergency preparedness in a disaster situation. And that’s just in one day!

More than anything, at the HealthTech Conference you will experience a forum for networking and brainstorming with the best in the business. You’ll have ample opportunity to create a balanced program of education and enjoyment. We’ve sent you the 2002 Conference Program along with this issue of 24×7 so you can see all the exhibitors, events, workshops, keynote addresses and educational sessions that go into making HealthTech an unmatched opportunity in our industry.

And please don’t forget to vote by March 11 in our 24×7 Readers’ Choice poll. The Readers’ Choice Awards are a reward to the companies that make your life easier and your work better. Complete the entire ballot and you may be one of 10 winners who will receive a free 24×7 Tool Kit. You can find your ballot in this issue of 24×7, on page 32 of the enclosed program or online at www.24x7mag.com. Join us when we announce the winners on Tuesday, April 23 in the HealthTech Exhibit Hall (Hall G). Admission to the Exhibit Hall is free!

All of us at HealthTech Publishing, including the staffs of 24×7 and Medical Imaging magazines, are grateful for your loyal support — keeping us the #1 rated magazines in our fields. We work hard to provide you with the information and resources you need as individuals and professionals to continue the advancements that make healthcare better for us all. Our annual conference is the time when we bring all our efforts together under one roof.

All of the information you need to make your plans for HealthTech 2002 is in the enclosed conference program, including information on special discounts for airlines, hotels and rental cars. If you have any other questions, we’ll be happy to help. Our Conference Manager, Lisa Narciso, can be reached at 401-455-0555, or by e-mail at [email protected] I can also be reached at that phone number, or by e-mail at [email protected]

So step-up to the plate at the HealthTech 2002 Conference and Exposition. While you’re there, please let me know if you have any suggestions for making our HealthTech magazines and trade show even more useful for you. If I’m not in the Exhibit Hall, I’ll be at Camden Yards, rooting for my hometown Boston Red Sox who are visiting the Orioles that week.

We look forward to seeing you in Baltimore!

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