Connect With Hospital of Tomorrow Forum Speakers Online

How is the hospital industry facing the future? Join the discussion early by following Hospital of Tomorrow Forum speakers on Twitter.

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The Hospital of Tomorrow Forum takes place in Washington, D.C., from Nov. 4 through Nov. 6. Industry experts, executives and innovators will be discussing the challenges facing the health care industry in 2014 and beyond, but you can get involved early by following them on Twitter. Here are the handles for some of our keynote speakers and panelists, along with information about their Hospital of Tomorrow Forum topics.

U.S. News staffers (@USNHoT) will also be there, live-Tweeting and live-blogging the event. Follow along Nov. 4-6 on Twitter (#USNHoT13) or tune in to the liveblog and keep up with coverage of the event at

Topic Speaker/Moderator On Twitter
Official Forum Live Tweet Stream Hospital of Tomorrow (@USNHoT) #USNHoT13
Inside the U.S. News Rankings Avery Comarow, health rankings editor, U.S. News & World Report @Rankingsguy
Preventing and Coping with Infections Charles R. Denham, chairman for the Texas Medical Institute of Technology; chairman for the Global Patient Safety Team @Charles_Denham
Healthy Populations: Rethinking Primary and Chronic Care Michael Englehart, president, Advocate Physician Partners @AdvocateAPPNews
Keynote Remarks: Why Collaboration Is Key in Finding, Stopping and Preventing Health Problems Thomas Frieden, director, CDC @DrFriedenCDC
Keynote Speaker Sen. Bill Frist, former U.S. Senate Majority Leader @Bfrist
Staffing the Hospital of Tomorrow Christopher J. Gearon, contributing editor, U.S. News & World Report @ChrisGearon
Telemedicine's Expansive Potential Ben Harder, general manager, U.S. News & World Report @benharder
The Push to Personalize Medicine Howard J. Jacob, director for the Human and Molecular Genetics Center at the Children's Hospital of Wisconsin; chairman of Genetics at the Medical College of Wisconsin @Personal_RX_WI
Opening Remarks Brian Kelly, editor and chief content officer, U.S. News & World Report @BKellyUSN
Absorbing the Newly Insured Joanne Kenen, health editor, Politico @JoanneKenen
Applying Technology to Hospital Business Needs Troy Kirchenbauer, general manager, Aptitude LLC @TKirchenbauer
Telemedicine's Expansive Potential Joseph Kvedar, founder and director of the Center for Connected Health @jkvedar
Fixing End of Life Care Diane E. Meier, director at the Center for Advance Palliative Care, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai @DianeEMeier
The Future of Academic Medical Centers Ora H. Pescovitz, CEO for the University of Michigan Health Systems; executive vice president for Medical Affairs, University of Michigan @OraPescovitz
Preventing and Coping with Infections Peter J. Pronovost, senior vice president for patient safety and quality, Johns Hopkins Medicine @safe_Patients
Keynote Panel Moderator Chas Roades, chief research officer, health care, The Advisory Board @ChasRoades
Keynote Panel: Working Together Toward Solutions Michael D. Robinson, general manager, Microsoft @Robinsonhealth
A Close-Up Look at EHRs Faye Sahai, VP for Innovation and Advanced Technology, Kaiser Permanente @Fayeks
Solving the Staffing Dilemmas Susan Salka, CEO, president and director, AMN Healthcare Services @SusanSalka
Unleashing the Power of Big Data Jonathan C. Silverstein, vice president, Clinical Research Informatics, NorthShore University HealthSystem @JCSilverstein
The Push to Personalize Medicine Tim Smart, executive editor, U.S. News & World Report @TimSmart2
New Strategies for Preventing Readmissions Steve Sternberg, deputy health rankings editor, U.S. News & World Report @StevenSternberg

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  • Lylah Alphonse

    Lylah M. Alphonse is the Managing Editor of Special Reports for U.S. News & World Report. You can follow her on Twitter or e-mail her at