The nation’s most influential hospital and healthcare executives, policymakers, patient advocates and industry analysts gathered in Washington, D.C. November 2-4, 2016 for U.S. News & World Report’s fourth annual Healthcare of Tomorrow. mdg has been marketing the event since its inception and this year realized a 24 percent attendance gain over 2016.

Building on previous years, Healthcare of Tomorrow explored the intersection of healthcare, health systems and government and tackled a range of pressing issues, from reform implementation and Big Data to patient safety and value-based care.

“For over twenty-five years, U.S. News has been committed to reporting on the biggest challenges in healthcare,” 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 share what¹s working, what keeps them up at night, and how we can improve the quality and delivery of care in this country.”

Opening keynote speaker, J. Craig Venter, Ph.D., Co-Founder, Executive Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Human Longevity, delivered a powerful address on how genomics is changing the way we understand and combat disease.

The closing keynote panel A U.S. News Colloquium on Quality Measures addressed the most critical benchmarks for measuring hospital performance. The dynamic roundtable debated the merits of the measures used in public reporting and in Value-Based Purchasing and offered concrete suggestions for improvement.

Major sponsors included: athenahealth, Bayer Healthcare, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, City of Hope, Elsevier, Microsoft, Nemours Children’s Health System, Siemens Healthineers and Zimmer Biomet, among others.