WASHINGTON, July 28, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- U.S. News & World Report, publisher of Best Hospitals for more than 25 years, announced that it is bringing together the nation's leading health quality experts to examine how to best evaluate hospital quality, safety and performance. The discussion will take place at the U.S. News Healthcare of Tomorrow conference, scheduled for Nov. 2-4, 2016 in Washington, DC.
Distinguished speakers include:
- Cynthia Barnard, Vice President, Quality, Northwestern Memorial HealthCare; Associate Professor, Clinical, Northwestern University Center for Healthcare Studies
- Helen Burstin, M.D., Chief Scientific Officer, National Quality Forum
- Nancy Foster, Vice President, Quality and Patient Safety Policy, American Hospital Association
- Ashish K. Jha, M.D., Director, Harvard Global Health Institute; K. T. Li Professor of Health Policy, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health; Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School
In the wake of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services' new Hospital Compare quality star ratings – and with the growing role of CMS pay-for-performance programs in determining reimbursement under Medicare – understanding the best ways to evaluate hospitals has never been more important. In a dynamic roundtable dialogue moderated by U.S. News, leading quality researchers, hospital representatives and other stakeholders will debate the strengths and limitations of the measures used in public reporting and in Value-Based Purchasing and offer CMS concrete recommendations for improving its measurement.
"U.S. News' mission is to provide the most accurate evaluations of hospitals for patients seeking medical care," said Ben Harder, chief of health analysis at U.S. News. "The collective recommendations of the top experts in the country will not only inform our efforts, but we hope will also drive improvement in the government's evaluation of hospitals."
In advance of the November 4 colloquium, U.S. News will publish invited op-eds and expert commentary in its Healthcare of Tomorrow special report on USNews.com.
The colloquium will conclude with a presentation by the U.S. News health rankings team on revisions to the Best Hospitals methodologies and how they are likely to change in future years.
Healthcare of Tomorrow is an industry leadership forum designed to unite the nation's most distinguished health care professionals. More than 40 renowned leaders are slated to speak at this year's event, including top hospital executives, as well as experts in population health, predictive analytics, and more.
Media interested in attending Healthcare of Tomorrow should contact U.S. News & World Report's Lucy Lyons (firstname.lastname@example.org). Follow the conversation on Twitter via @USNHOT and by using the hashtag #USNHOT.
About Healthcare of Tomorrow
U.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 fourth annual event will be held in Washington, D.C., from November 2-4, 2016.
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, USNews.com provides consumer advice, rankings, news and analysis to serve people making complex decisions throughout all stages of life. More than 37 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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