WASHINGTON, Oct. 16, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- U.S. News & World Report, the global authority in hospital rankings and data-driven community health analysis, will convene leading public health experts from across the nation for an in-depth track dedicated to population health and value during the seventh annual Healthcare of Tomorrow conference on Nov. 17-19, 2019, in Washington, D.C.
The expanded track of sessions, focused on issues affecting value and population health, will explore how hospitals, health systems and other institutions are addressing the social determinants of health in an effort to improve patient well-being, among other key topics. The three-day forum will commence on Sunday, Nov. 17, with an opening keynote session, which will feature a conversation with CVS Health President and CEO Larry Merlo about innovative ways to serve healthcare consumers. On Nov. 18, Julie Kaplow, Director of the Trauma and Grief Center and Chief of Psychology at Texas Children's Hospital, will continue the public health conversation with CBS Sunday Morning Host Jane Pauley during a luncheon keynote, where they will discuss what healthcare leaders can do to address the silent epidemic of children facing trauma and grief.
"We've seen through our Healthiest Communities analysis that where people live, combined with other social factors such as access to healthy food, education and transportation, has a major impact on their health and well-being," said Kim Castro, editor and chief content officer of U.S. News & World Report. "This year, we've expanded the summit to place greater emphasis on population health and value in order to recognize the pioneering work being done to create a more equitable health environment in all corners of the country."
The Value and Population Health track will include the following sessions:
Payers and Providers: Partnering for Better Results
- Sunil Budhrani, M.D., Chief Executive Officer and Chief Medical Officer, Innovation Health
- David Carmouche, M.D., President, Ochsner Health Network; Senior Vice President, Community Care, Ochsner Health System
- Douglas Chaet, FACHE, Chief Managed Care Officer, Cleveland Clinic
- Emily Maxson, M.D., Chief Medical Officer, Aledade, Inc.
How Children's Hospitals Can Make an Impact on the Social Determinants of Health
- Tamarah Duperval-Brownlee, M.D., Senior Vice President and Chief Community Impact Officer, Ascension; President and Chief Executive Officer, Providence Health System
- R. Lawrence Moss, M.D., President and Chief Executive Officer, Nemours Children's Health System
- Jean L. Raphael, M.D., Director, Center for Child Health Policy and Advocacy, Texas Children's Hospital; Associate Professor and Associate Vice Chair for Community Health, Department of Pediatrics, Baylor College of Medicine
- Timothy C. Robinson, Chief Executive Officer, Nationwide Children's Hospital
Healthcare Community Change-Agents: Addressing the Social Determinants of Health
- Alisahah J. Cole, M.D., Chief Community Impact Officer, Atrium Health
- Ceci Connolly, President and Chief Executive Officer, Alliance of Community Health Plans
- Imelda Dacones, M.D., President and Chief Executive Officer, Northwest Permanente
- Cathryn E. Gunther, Associate Vice President, Global Population Health, Merck & Co.
The Hospital's Critical Role in Battling the Opioid Epidemic
- Jay Bhatt, D.O., Senior Vice President and Chief Medical Officer; President, Health Research and Educational Trust, American Hospital Association
- Christopher F. Freer, D.O., Co-Chair, RWJBarnabas Health Tackling Addiction Task Force; System Director of Emergency Medicine, RWJBarnabas Health; Chairman, Emergency Department, Saint Barnabas Medical Center
- Halena M. Gazelka, M.D., Director, Inpatient Pain Service, Division of Pain Medicine, Mayo Clinic
- Alicia A. Jacobs, M.D., Vice Chair, Clinical Operations, Family Medicine; Family Medicine Physician; Associate Professor; University of Vermont Medical Center
The summit will conclude on Nov. 19 with a keynote conversation on measuring value in healthcare, featuring Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Administrator Seema Verma and other healthcare leaders. View the full Value and Population Health track of sessions here.
U.S. News will also convene a special post-conference workshop examining the social determinants of health and exploring the possibility of measuring health equity at the hospital level. RSVP here, as space is limited.
"To succeed in population health, hospital systems need to identify and address disparities in care and outcomes. We see a role for U.S. News in measuring and highlighting those challenges at the hospital level," said Ben Harder, managing editor and chief of health analysis at U.S. News. "The post-conference workshop is an opportunity for us to receive guidance from attendees, who are on the front lines of caring for underserved populations, on how U.S. News should measure and report on hospitals' progress toward health equity."
Expanding its footprint in the community health space, U.S. News will host its inaugural Community Health Leadership Forum on April 7, 2020, which will bring together thought leaders from across the country dedicated to the principles, policies and challenges of building healthy communities. The summit will draw on the data-driven analysis and policy journalism of the Healthiest Communities platform, developed by U.S. News in collaboration with the Aetna Foundation, an independent charitable and philanthropic affiliate of CVS Health.
About Healthcare of Tomorrow
U.S. News & World Report brings its legacy of healthcare 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 seventh annual event will be held in Washington, D.C., from November 17-19, 2019.
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 Health, Education, Money, Travel, Cars and News, USNews.com provides consumer advice, rankings, news and analysis to serve people making complex decisions throughout all stages of life. More than 40 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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