Hospital of Tomorrow Spotlights Innovation, Collaboration

As the U.S. News & World Report Hospital of Tomorrow conference continues this week in Washington, DC, one message is clear: the future of healthcare will not look anything like it does today.

As the U.S. News & World Report Hospital of Tomorrow conference continues this week in Washington, DC, one message is clear: the future of healthcare will not look anything like it does today.

The 3-day event kicked off yesterday with an opening keynote session featuring speakers Brian Kelly, editor and chief content officer, U.S. News & World Report, Toby M. Cosgrove, MD, president and CEO, Cleveland Clinic, Gregory Sorensen, MD, CEO, Siemens Healthcare North America, and a panel of experts as they discussed “The Changing Face of Hospitals and Health Care.”

Second-day sessions included “Engaging Consumers Through Meaningful Interactions, Privacy Protections and Patient Centered Care,” in which Aurelia Boyer, senior vice president and chief information officer, NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital, and Mary Ann Christopher, president and CEO, Visiting Nurse Service of New York, shared the innovative programs their health systems have been utilizing to continue to evolve into the “hospitals of tomorrow.”

Gene Lindsey, MD, CEO Emeritus and vice chair, Atrius Health, Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates, and David Burik, managing director, Healthcare Team, Navigant Consulting, were also featured as speakers in a session that asked, “Does Healthcare Reform Represent Incremental Change or a Fundamental Shift?” The speakers suggested that payers must market to consumers, because as the future of healthcare necessitates higher patient engagement, consumer choices and decisions will impact how they pay for care as well as the health decisions they make.

The groundbreaking Hospital of Tomorrow event will continue to feature sessions from top hospital executives and healthcare visionaries through Wednesday as they address the critical challenges facing health systems, discuss how leading hospitals are creating solutions, and examine the pioneering best practices that are emerging in response.

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