WASHINGTON, Nov. 8, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The nation's most influential hospital and healthcare executives, policymakers, patient advocates and industry analysts gathered in Washington, D.C.November 2-4, 2016 for U.S. News & World Report's fourth annual Healthcare of Tomorrow forum.
Building on previous years, Healthcare of Tomorrow explored the intersection of healthcare, health systems and government and tackled a range of pressing issues, from reform implementation and Big Data to patient safety and value-based care. "For over twenty-five years, U.S. News has been committed to reporting on the biggest challenges in healthcare," said Brian Kelly, Editor and Chief Content Officer of U.S. News & World Report. "Healthcare of Tomorrow furthers our mission, by providing an opportunity for industry experts to share what's working, what keeps them up at night, and how we can improve the quality and delivery of care in this country." Opening keynote speaker, J. Craig Venter, Ph.D., Co-Founder, Executive Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Human Longevity, delivered a powerful address on how genomics is changing the way we understand and combat disease. The closing keynote panel—A U.S. News Colloquium on Quality Measures—addressed the most critical benchmarks for measuring hospital performance. The dynamic roundtable debated the merits of the measures used in public reporting and in Value-Based Purchasing and offered concrete suggestions for improvement. Major sponsors included: athenahealth, Bayer Healthcare, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, City of Hope, Elsevier, Microsoft, Nemours Children's Health System, Siemens Healthineers and Zimmer Biomet, among others. Industry professionals interested in learning more about U.S. News Healthcare of Tomorrow should visit U.S. News Healthcare of Tomorrow and sign-up here for event information. Media interested in inquiring further about Healthcare of Tomorrow should contact U.S. News & World Report's Lucy Lyons. Media can also join the conversation on Twitter via @USNHOT using #USNHoT16. About U.S. News Healthcare of Tomorrow U.S. News & World Report brings its legacy of healthcare reporting, analysis and industry insights to life in this annual leadership forum. Healthcare of Tomorrow, presented by U.S. News Best Hospitals, unites a community of forward-thinking executives to exchange ideas, share best practices, and set new standards for patient care. The fifth annual event will be held in Washington, D.C., November 1-3, 2017. About U.S. News & World Report U.S. News & World Report is a digital news and information company that empowers people to make better, more informed decisions about important issues affecting their lives. Focusing on Education, Health, Personal Finance, Travel, Cars and News & Opinion, www.usnews.com provides consumer advice, rankings, news and analysis to serve people making complex decisions throughout all stages of life. More than 37 million people visit www.usnews.com each month for research and guidance. Founded in 1933, U.S. News is headquartered in Washington, D.C. Logo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100603/PH13717LOGO