A planned top-level conference for hospital executives has signed three major sponsors for its November launch. Fidelity Investments, Microsoft and Siemens Healthcare have agreed to be sponsors of the Hospitals of Tomorrow conference scheduled Nov. 4-6 at the Omni Shoreham Hotel in Washington, D.C.
The conference, which will be limited to 750 C-level executives in the health care industry, is being organized by U.S. News & World Report, which produces an annual list of the best hospitals in the United States. The November executive summit is an extension of that work the magazine does to evaluate and highlight the best health care facilities in the United States.
The Hospitals of Tomorrow conference is scheduled to take place less than two months before most provisions of the new Affordable Care Act are set to take effect.
U.S. News & World Report Editor and Chief Content Officer Brian Kelly points out that, during the next several months and years, hospital executives will face a number of pressing issues: a shifting patient population, soaring costs, increasing regulatory demands and rapidly expanding technological innovation.
“The ‘Best Hospitals’ crowd is made up of people who are on the cutting edge of medicine’s trends,” Kelly says in a statement,” and we’re planning to draw heavily on their expertise and leadership to ensure a premiere event.”
While the conference agenda is still being organized, an advisory council that includes, among others, Cleveland Clinic President and CEO Delos Cosgrove, Mount Sinai Medical Center President and CEO Kenneth L. Davis and Johns Hopkins University Hospital President Ronald R. Peterson, is leading its formation.
Among topics to be discussed are:
- Smart ICUs
- Reinventing the Hospital Business Model
- Value-based Care
- Data Security and Privacy