Bethesda, Md., Oct. 6, 2014 – GetWellNetwork®, Inc., the leader in Interactive Patient Care™ (IPC) solutions, today announced that CEO Michael O’Neil, Jr. will join other top health care experts and policymakers at the second annual U.S. News Hospital of Tomorrow leadership forum to address the critical challenges facing the hospital industry today. The summit, to be held October 6 – 8, 2014, at the Washington Hilton in Washington, D.C., aims to develop strategies and solutions that will better equip hospitals for the future.
O’Neil will join two other speakers to discuss “The Healthy Power of Technology” on Tuesday, October 7, 2014, from 2:15 – 3:30 p.m. Personal technology is transforming health care in unprecedented ways and hospitals are adopting new health IT solutions to activate patients and families in their care. He will share how IPC technology, in particular, is advancing the patient experience and improving clinical outcomes.
“The Hospital of Tomorrow leadership forum is a natural fit and an exciting collaboration with U.S. News & World Report, a nationally recognized publisher of health care content and analysis,” said O’Neil. “This year’s theme, ‘Reinventing Health Care,’ is exactly what we’re working on with partners like Kaiser Permanente, the U.S. Dept. of Veterans Affairs and Carilion Clinic. Our mission is to change the health care delivery model and help engage and activate patients and families across the care continuum.”
Brian Kelly, editor and chief content officer of U.S. News & World Report, also expressed his enthusiasm and high regard for O’Neil and the rest of Hospital of Tomorrow’s distinguished speakers. “The combined impact of these leading thinkers is unsurpassed,” he stated. “We’re fortunate to have the benefit of their expertise, insight and experience to further our work toward improving patient care and preparing hospitals for tomorrow’s health care landscape.”
In its first year, Hospital of Tomorrow drew more than 500 hospital and health care executives, medical experts, policymakers, insurers, consumer advocates and industry analysts from across the U.S. Participation is capped to ensure maximum effectiveness and maintain an intimate, productive working environment. To learn more, visit U.S. News Hospital of Tomorrow.