U.S. News & World Report Launching Executive Forum: "Hospital of Tomorrow" in Washington, D.C.

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WASHINGTON, March 13, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- This November in Washington D.C., an impressive roster of leading medical experts, renowned healthcare visionaries and top hospital executives will gather at a groundbreaking new conference to address the most critical challenges facing the future of the hospital industry.

Timing couldn't be better for the Hospital of Tomorrow forum. Slated for November 4 – 6, 2013, this top-tier summit occurs not only amid the swirl of uncertainty that surrounds the Affordable Care Act, but as hospital executives contend with a myriad of pressing issues: a shifting patient population, soaring costs, increasing payer and regulatory demands, and the impact of rapidly expanding technological innovation, to cite a few. Held in the nation's capital, where policy-making and hospital management now intersect in unprecedented ways, this unique collaboration will focus on spotlighting pioneering strategies and finding optimal solutions to help hospital leaders navigate healthcare's altered landscape.
 
Hospital of Tomorrow is produced by U.S. News & World Report, one of the nation's most influential media organizations and a world leader in industry rankings. For 23 years, U.S. News, through rigorous, data-supported analysis, has identified and ranked the best hospitals in the country. The media giant now extends its "Best Hospitals" mission to include this new executive summit, and it will reflect the views, vision and high standards of the nation's finest medical facilities, says Brian Kelly, Editor and Chief Content Officer of U.S. News. "The 'Best Hospitals' crowd is made up of people who are on the cutting edge of medicine's trends—in technology, personnel, patient care, finance. These top professionals and other visionaries will be well represented at the summit, and we're planning to draw heavily on their expertise and leadership to ensure a premier event," says Kelly.
 
Given the anticipated caliber of its speakers and presenters, Hospital of Tomorrow will attract top-level healthcare executives from across all disciplines—CEOs, CIOs, CMOs and CFOs from thousands of hospitals throughout the country. Conferees will have the opportunity to participate in education sessions, workshops and round-table discussions led by the nation's most distinguished healthcare experts and innovators. Topics of critical interest include: Reinventing the Business Model; Smart ICUs; Telehealth; Value-Based Care; Connected Hospitals; Disaster Planning and Emergency Preparedness; Personalized Medicine; Chronic Care Management; Data Security and Privacy, Workforce Shifts and Shortages; and Patient Safety and Quality.
 
Participation will be limited to 750 C-Suite executives. Those interested in attending, presenting or becoming a sponsor may visit www.USNewsHospitalofTomorrow.com for up-to-date information.

Hospital of Tomorrow, produced by U.S. News and World Report, will bring together the country's top medical executives, experts and thought leaders, with the goal of providing next and best practices to hospitals for maintaining the highest standards of care and equip them for success during uncertain times. The inaugural annual event will be held in Washington, D.C., November 4 – 6, 2013. 
 
U.S. News and World Report is a print and digital publisher of news and information in the areas of politics, policy, education, health care, personal finance and other topics of consumer interest. A world leader in ranking and research, it has identified the nation's top medical facilities annually for the last 23 years.

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