Highlighting those healthcare institutions that are recognised as the best in their field, the Newsweek accolades name the top 250 hospitals around the world and this time there’s a focus on those who are embracing technology – something that many have been forced to adapt sooner because of the pandemic.
“The hospitals that best weathered the crisis were by and large the ones that were already open to integrating new technologies and taking advantage of data-driven opportunities as they become available,”Newsweek’s David Freedmansaid. “It's no wonder that the market for smart-hospital technology is expected to reach US$35 billion in 2021 and balloon to $83 billion by 2026,” Freeman continued.
How hospitals were scored
Eight out of ten top hospitals who made it into the top ten were in America with hospitals in Sweden and Germany also making the top of list.
Newsweek partnered with data firm Statista to develop the list of 250 hospitals that are using the most advanced technologies. They lead in their use of AI, robotic surgery, digital imaging, telemedicine, smart buildings, information technology infrastructure and EHRs.
"Innovative treatments must bring an increased benefit,” said Dr Gregory Katz of the University of Paris School of Medicine. "By comparing outcomes across hospitals, it is possible to ensure that every patient in every hospital receives good quality health care."
It’s the second year The Mayo Clinic has taken the number one spot while Karolinska Universitetssjukhuset was the top hospital for Sweden, Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin in Germany and the Sheba Medical Center in Israel. Other institutions that made it onto the list were Aarhus Universitetshospital in Denmark, AP-HP - Hôpital Européen Georges Pompidou for France, Fortis Memorial Research Institute for India, Samsung Medical Center in South Korea, Changi General Hospital in Singapore, Oslo Universitetssykehus in Norway and the Istituto Clinico Humanitas in Finland.