U.S. News Unveils Speakers for 2019 Healthcare of Tomorrow Conference

Executives from CVS Health, Mayo Clinic, MIT, Texas Children's Hospital, Atrium Health, Intermountain Healthcare and more to share insights on the future of healthcare

WASHINGTON, June 6, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- U.S. News & World Report, the global authority in hospital rankings, will convene many of the nation's top healthcare executives for the seventh annual Healthcare of Tomorrow leadership forum, scheduled for Nov. 17-19, 2019, at the Marriott Wardman Park hotel in Washington, D.C.

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Hospital executives, policymakers, insurers, patient advocates and other health industry leaders will come together for a series of conversations exploring the rapid shifts transforming the healthcare landscape. This year's thematic session tracks will cover the patient experience; value and population health; pediatric priorities; data, measurement and rankings; and marketing, communications and digital health strategy.

Confirmed speakers include:

  • Jeffrey R. Balser, M.D., Ph.D., Dean, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine; President and CEO, Vanderbilt University Medical Center
  • Alisahah J. Cole, M.D., Chief Community Impact Officer, Atrium Health
  • Ceci Connolly, President and Chief Executive Officer, Alliance of Community Health Plans
  • John Evans, Chief Executive Officer, Beam Therapeutics
  • Marc Harrison, M.D., President and Chief Executive Officer, Intermountain Healthcare
  • Thomas Howell, M.D., Medical Director for Patient Experience, Mayo Clinic Health System
  • Sarah Krevans, President and Chief Executive Officer, Sutter Health
  • Wright L. Lassiter III, President and Chief Executive Officer, Henry Ford Health System
  • Larry Merlo, President and Chief Executive Officer, CVS Health
  • Alexandra Morehouse, Chief Marketing Officer, Banner Health
  • Nick Ragone, Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing and Communications Officer, Ascension
  • Timothy C. Robinson, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial/Administrative Officer, Nationwide Children's Hospital
  • Ninfa M. Saunders, DHA, President and Chief Executive Officer, Navicent Health
  • Heidi Schwarzwald, M.D., Chief Medical Officer, Pediatrics, Texas Children's Health Plan, Texas Children's Hospital
  • Martin VanTrieste, President and Chief Executive Officer, Civica Rx
  • Rachel M. Werner, M.D., Ph.D., Professor of Medicine, Perelman School of Medicine; Executive Director, Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics, University of Pennsylvania
  • Feng Zhang, Ph.D., James and Patricia Poitras Professor of Neuroscience and Associate Professor, Departments of Brain and Cognitive Sciences and Biological Engineering, MIT; Core Member, Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard

"The complex challenges facing healthcare today are too big to take on alone," said Brian Kelly, editor and chief content officer at U.S. News. "The Healthcare of Tomorrow forum brings some of the leading voices in healthcare together under one roof to share best practices and exchange solutions that will have real-world impact on patients today and in the future."

Keynote sessions will examine everything from the promise of emerging gene-editing technology CRISPR to hospitals banding together to lower drug costs and address shortages. In-depth breakout sessions will cover topics including how providers can tackle the opioid epidemic, address the social determinants of health, incubate innovation, and develop strategic partnerships. Attendees will also get an inside look at the U.S. News Best Hospitals and Best Children's Hospitals rankings. View the full slate of sessions here.

Media interested in attending Healthcare of Tomorrow should contact U.S. News's Maria Santucci (msantucci@usnews.com) and connect with U.S. News HOT on Twitter and LinkedIn using #USNHOT.

About 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 seventh annual event will be held in Washington, D.C., from November 17-19, 2019.

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 Health, Education, Money, Travel, Cars and News, USNews.com provides consumer advice, rankings, news and analysis to serve people making complex decisions throughout all stages of life. More than 40 million people visit USNews.com each month for research and guidance. Founded in 1933, U.S. News is headquartered in Washington, D.C.

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