Our Dallas roundup of the healthcare technology management, service and support industry was a business-to-business bonanza, punctuated by practical sessions on how to drive the industry to bigger and better things. From advertising hints to X-ray quality, it was quite a show. Pull up a seat, pardner, as we tell ya’ a few cowboy and cowgirl stories from the HealthTech 2000 ranch.

The HealthTech 2000 conference lived up to its “Exploring New Frontiers” moniker. Sessions brought attendees up to speed with existing technologies and clued the curious into healthcare technology trends of the future.

Setting the tone was the keynote presentation by William Hendee, Ph.D., senior associate dean and vice president of the Medical College of Wisconsin, entitled, “Professional development in Healthcare Technologies Management.”

Hendee (left) discussed changes that he’s seen in healthcare over the past 10 years and their affect on new technologies in the field. He started off by listing his top 10 technology predictions for the next 10 years, including the further development of electronic patient records, increasing use of telemedicine and the move to medical imaging on a cellular level.

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