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U.S. News & World Report's Fifth Annual Healthcare of Tomorrow Summit Draws Industry Leaders to Washington, D.C.

U.S. News & World Report's Fifth Annual Healthcare of Tomorrow Summit Draws Industry Leaders to Washington, D.C.

WASHINGTON, Nov. 7, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The nation's most influential hospital and healthcare executives, policymakers, patient advocates and industry analysts gathered in Washington, D.C., Nov. 1-3, 2017, for U.S. News & World Report's fifth annual Healthcare of Tomorrow summit.

Building on previous years, Healthcare of Tomorrow featured experts from across the healthcare landscape who examined a range of issues, from the impact of new technologies and regulations on care delivery to tackling the opioid crisis to policy changes that could make a difference for patients.

"U.S. News has been a major player in healthcare for nearly 30 years, reporting on and working with leading health professionals for the benefit of patients and their families," 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 gather, confront shared challenges and identify new solutions for improving healthcare in this country."

On the opening day of the summit, U.S. News unveiled a new community health initiative in collaboration with the Aetna Foundation. The U.S. News/Aetna Foundation Healthiest Communities project will showcase communities across America that are doing the best job of improving their citizens' health through strategic partnerships, expanded public health assessments and various educational programs. Launching in 2018 on, the project will feature in-depth reporting, extensive data and news analysis. During the summit, Aetna Chairman and CEO Mark Bertolini joined U.S. News Editor Brian Kelly for a keynote conversation to discuss how Aetna is building healthier communities and addressing other important issues in healthcare.

Healthcare of Tomorrow featured a wide range of keynote speakers including: Peter Slavin, President of Massachusetts General Hospital, Johnese Spisso, CEO of UCLA Hospital System, Marvin O'Quinn, Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Dignity Health and Wyatt Decker, CEO of Mayo Clinic in Arizona, who discussed navigating healthcare in a time of uncertainty; Dr. Francis Collins, Director of the National Institutes of Health, who gave an inside look at the future of medicine and cutting-edge research; and former Senator Thomas Daschle, Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe and James Capretta of the American Enterprise Institute, who sorted out the confused state of federal healthcare policy.

Conference sponsors included: Amgen, athenahealth, City of Hope, Ernst & Young, Global Health Alliance, Intel, Nemours Children's Health System, Siemens Healthineers, Sodexo and Tempus, among others.

Industry professionals interested in learning more about U.S. News Healthcare of Tomorrow can visit U.S. News Healthcare of Tomorrow and sign up here for event information.

Media interested in inquiring further about Healthcare of Tomorrow may contact U.S. News & World Report's Maria Santucci. For session recaps and reporting, media can also visit and join the conversation on Twitter via @USNHOT using #USNHOT.

About U.S. News Healthcare of TomorrowU.S. News & World Report brings its legacy of health care 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 was held in Washington, D.C., from 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, provides consumer advice, rankings, news and analysis to serve people making complex decisions throughout all stages of life. 30 million people visit each month for research and guidance. Founded in 1933, U.S. News is headquartered in Washington, D.C.


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