Article   |   November 14, 2019   |   Advanced ICU Care

Advanced ICU Care CEO to Lead Discussion at U.S. News & World Report Healthcare of Tomorrow Conference

Lou Silverman, CEOBringing together the best minds, best solutions and best discussions in the healthcare industry is the U.S. News & World Report Healthcare of Tomorrow conference in Washington, D.C. During the seventh annual summit, the nation’s top healthcare leaders including hospital executives, policymakers, insurers, and industry analysts will converge on the Nation’s Capital from November 17-19 to exchange transformative ideas, share best practices, and
set new standards for patient care.

Lou Silverman, CEO of Advanced ICU Care has been chosen to moderate the panel, “Innovations in Patient-Centered Care Delivery: Spotlight on Precision Medicine and Other Cutting-Edge Tools”. Silverman will be covering topics ranging from organizational philosophy to innovation that take a topical look into the future of healthcare. He will be joined by panelists from academia, health systems, and industry.

Together, they will share insights on how they define innovation and the role that CEO’s, CFO’s and other executives in their organizations play in encouraging the out-of-the-box thinking that is moving healthcare forward. Silverman will also lead the conversation around:

  • AI’s impact on care
  • SDOH innovation as a top healthcare priority
  • Consumerism in healthcare and how it can coexist clinically and operationally with analytic tools
  • Forecasting what healthcare will look like in the next decade

Meet the Panel: 

Dr. Jeffrey R. Basler, President and Chief Executive Officer, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, and Dean, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine

Basler-JeffDr. Basler oversees the largest provider-led health network in the Southeast. He practiced cardiac anesthesiology and ICU medicine at John Hopkins before joining VanderbiltUniversity as an Associate Dean for Physician Scientist Development. As the CEO of Vanderbilt University Medical Center, he recently led the restructuring of VUMC into a not-for-profit corporation that includes 3,000 clinicians, 4 hospitals, 140 outpatient clinics and 23,000 employees.


Dr. Rushika Fernandopulle, Chief Executive Officer, Iora Health


Dr. Fernandopulle is a physician dedicated to improving the quality of healthcare delivery to patients. He is a faculty member at Harvard University who has served as the Executive Director for the Harvard Interfaculty Program for Health Systems Improvement as well as a Managing Director of the Advisory Board Company. For more than 9 years, Dr. Fernandopulle has been instrumental in the development and success of Iora Health a primary care healthcare system built around people, not process.


Dr. Ninfa M. Saunders, President and Chief Executive Officer of Navicent Health


Dr. Saunders holds a Doctorate in Healthcare Administration, a Master’s of Business Administration, a Master’s of Science in Nursing and is an ACHE Fellow. She has been named one of Becker’s Hospital Review’s “130 Women Hospital and Health System Leaders to Know” for five consecutive years and is among Modern Healthcare’s Top 25 Women Leaders in the U.S. Recognized as a national thought leader, Saunders speaks on healthcare, innovation and disruptive change.

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