World's Best Smart Hospitals 2023

World's Best Smart Hospitals 2023

Smart Hospitals use state-of-the-art technology to fundamentally rethink how care is delivered within the health system. Latest virtual care and digital imaging technology, AI-driven decision support and robotics, all interconnected within the hospital network are used to redefine how information is shared. Taking advantage of these new technologies not only improves care delivery outcomes and efficiencies within the hospital but sets up hospitals as a member of a wider ecosystem to help drive health goals around prevention, population health and quality of life outcomes.

For the second year, Newsweek and Statista have developed a list of hospitals that best avail themselves of the most advanced technologies. The World's Best Smart Hospitals 2023 ranks the 300 facilities in 28 countries that lead in their use of AI, digital imaging, telemedicine, robotics and electronic functionalities.

You may also want to visit our other ranking featuring the World's Best Specialized Hospitals 2023. We hope that you will find our rankings helpful in finding the right hospital for yourself or a loved one.

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RankHospitalCityCountryState (US only)Standout CategoryParticipation in Hospital Survey
1Mayo Clinic - RochesterRochesterUnited StatesMNArtificial Intelligence, Robotics
2Massachusetts General HospitalBostonUnited StatesMA
3The Johns Hopkins HospitalBaltimoreUnited StatesMD
4Cleveland ClinicClevelandUnited StatesOHArtificial Intelligence
5The Mount Sinai HospitalNew YorkUnited StatesNYDigital Imaging, Artificial Intelligence
6Brigham And Women's HospitalBostonUnited StatesMAElectronic Functionalities
7MD Anderson Cancer CenterHoustonUnited StatesTXElectronic Functionalities
8Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer CenterNew YorkUnited StatesNYElectronic Functionalities, Robotics
9Karolinska UniversitetssjukhusetSolnaSwedenArtificial Intelligence
10Houston Methodist HospitalHoustonUnited StatesTXDigital Imaging, Artificial Intelligence1
11Charité - Universitätsmedizin BerlinBerlinGermany
12Cedars-Sinai Medical CenterLos AngelesUnited StatesCARobotics
13Sheba Medical CenterRamat GanIsraelElectronic Functionalities, Robotics1
14New York-Presbyterian Hospital-Columbia and CornellNew YorkUnited StatesNY
15Abbott Northwestern HospitalMinneapolisUnited StatesMNElectronic Functionalities
16Aarhus UniversitetshospitalAarhusDenmarkElectronic Functionalities1
17Boston Medical CenterBostonUnited StatesMADigital Imaging
18Beth Israel Deaconess Medical CenterBostonUnited StatesMA
19AP-HP - Hôpital Européen Georges PompidouParisFrance
20Universitätsklinikum EssenEssenGermanyElectronic Functionalities, Artificial Intelligence1
21Stanford Health Care - Stanford HospitalStanfordUnited StatesCAArtificial Intelligence
22Aalborg UniversitetshospitalAalborgDenmark
23Institut Gustave RoussyVillejuifFranceElectronic Functionalities
24UCLA Medical Center - Santa MonicaSanta MonicaUnited StatesCADigital Imaging
25Saratoga HospitalSaratoga SpringsUnited StatesNYElectronic Functionalities
26Mayo Clinic - PhoenixPhoenixUnited StatesAZArtificial Intelligence, Robotics
27AP-HP - Hôpital Universitaire Pitié SalpêtrièreParisFranceArtificial Intelligence
28Mount Sinai MorningsideNew YorkUnited StatesNYDigital Imaging, Artificial Intelligence
29Fortis Memorial Research InstituteGurugramIndia
30Samsung Medical CenterSeoulSouth KoreaArtificial Intelligence
31Tan Tock Seng HospitalSingaporeSingapore
32Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical CenterLos AngelesUnited StatesCA
33Istituto Clinico HumanitasRozzanoItalyElectronic Functionalities
34Changi General HospitalSingaporeSingaporeArtificial Intelligence
35Oslo UniversitetssykehusOsloNorway
36The University of Tokyo HospitalTokyoJapan
37UCSF Medical CenterSan FranciscoUnited StatesCAElectronic Functionalities
38Hospital Universitari Vall d'HebronBarcelonaSpainDigital Imaging
39St. Olavs HospitalTrondheimNorwayElectronic Functionalities
40Hospital Israelita Albert EinsteinSao PauloBrazilRobotics1
41Gleneagles HospitalSingaporeSingaporeDigital Imaging
42Helsinki University HospitalHelsinkiFinlandElectronic Functionalities, Digital Imaging
43Mayo Clinic - JacksonvilleJacksonvilleUnited StatesFLArtificial Intelligence
44Barnes-Jewish HospitalSaint LouisUnited StatesMORobotics
45Hospital For Special SurgeryNew YorkUnited StatesNYElectronic Functionalities
46Universitätsspital ZürichZürichSwitzerlandDigital Imaging, Artificial Intelligence
47Brigham And Women's Faulkner HospitalBostonUnited StatesMAArtificial Intelligence
48Akademiska SjukhusetUppsalaSwedenElectronic Functionalities
49Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania - Penn PresbyterianPhiladelphiaUnited StatesPA
50Erasmus Medisch CentrumRotterdamThe Netherlands
51Jefferson Health - Thomas Jefferson University HospitalsPhiladelphiaUnited StatesPAElectronic Functionalities
52Kyoto University HospitalKyotoJapanRobotics
53Boston Children's HospitalBostonUnited StatesMAElectronic Functionalities
54Toronto General - University Health NetworkTorontoCanadaElectronic Functionalities
55Azienda Ospedaliera San Camillo ForlaniniRomaItalyElectronic Functionalities, Telemedicine
56University of Chicago Medical CenterChicagoUnited StatesIL
57Duke University HospitalDurhamUnited StatesNCArtificial Intelligence
58Seoul National University HospitalSeoulSouth KoreaArtificial Intelligence
59Asan Medical CenterSeoulSouth KoreaElectronic Functionalities
60Mount Sinai Medical CenterMiami BeachUnited StatesFLDigital Imaging, Artificial Intelligence
61Centre hospitalier de l'Université de MontréalMontrealCanadaElectronic Functionalities
62Ospedale Pediatrico Bambino Gesù di RomaRomaItalyElectronic Functionalities
63Ospedale San Raffaele - Gruppo San DonatoMilanoItalyElectronic Functionalities
64Nagoya University HospitalNagoyaJapan
65Hospital Clínic de BarcelonaBarcelonaSpainElectronic Functionalities, Digital Imaging
66Hospital General Universitario Gregorio MarañónMadridSpainElectronic Functionalities, Telemedicine
67Universitätsklinikum DüsseldorfDüsseldorfGermanyElectronic Functionalities
68St Thomas' HospitalLondonUnited KingdomDigital Imaging
69Lucile Salter Packard Children's HospitalPalo AltoUnited StatesCAElectronic Functionalities, Robotics
70Children's Medical Center DallasDallasUnited StatesTXTelemedicine
71Centre Hospitalier Universitaire VaudoisLausanneSwitzerland1
72NYU Langone HospitalsNew YorkUnited StatesNYRobotics
73Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical CenterBaltimoreUnited StatesMDElectronic Functionalities, Robotics
74The Ottawa HospitalOttawaCanadaDigital Imaging
75Singapore General HospitalSingaporeSingaporeDigital Imaging
76Guy's HospitalLondonUnited Kingdom
77Clemenceau Medical CenterBeirutLebanon
78Hospital Sirio LibanesSao PauloBrazilElectronic Functionalities, Robotics
79University College HospitalLondonUnited KingdomTelemedicine
80AP-HP - Hôpital Saint-LouisParisFranceDigital Imaging
81Policlinico Universitario A. GemelliRomaItaly
82Hospital Universitario La PazMadridSpainDigital Imaging
83Klinikum rechts der Isar der Technischen Universität MünchenMünchenGermanyArtificial Intelligence
84North York General HospitalTorontoCanada1
85Royal Brompton HospitalLondonUnited KingdomArtificial Intelligence
86Hospital Universitario 12 de OctubreMadridSpainElectronic Functionalities, Digital Imaging
87Apollo Hospital - ChennaiChennaiIndia
88Mount Sinai HospitalTorontoCanadaElectronic Functionalities
89Academisch Ziekenhuis MaastrichtMaastrichtThe NetherlandsElectronic Functionalities, Robotics
90Tel-Aviv Sourasky Medical CenterTel AvivIsrael
91Keio University HospitalTokyoJapanDigital Imaging
92Universitätsklinikum HeidelbergHeidelbergGermanyRobotics
93Universitätsklinikum Hamburg-EppendorfHamburgGermany
94Yale New Haven HospitalNew HavenUnited StatesCT
95Ospedale Casa Sollievo della SofferenzaSan Giovanni RotondoItalyTelemedicine
96Cleveland Clinic Abu DhabiAbu DhabiUnited Arab Emirates
97Amsterdam UMCAmsterdamThe Netherlands
98Wooridul Spine HospitalSeoulSouth KoreaArtificial Intelligence
99Allgemeines Krankenhaus der Stadt Wien - Medizinischer UniversitätscampusWienAustriaElectronic Functionalities, Artificial Intelligence
100Gangnam Severance Hospital - Yonsei UniversitySeoulSouth KoreaRobotics
101Humber River HospitalTorontoCanada
102Emory University HospitalAtlantaUnited StatesGAElectronic Functionalities
103VCH - Vancouver General HospitalVancouverCanadaArtificial Intelligence
104Kameda Medical CenterKamogawaJapanTelemedicine
105Inselspital BernBernSwitzerlandDigital Imaging1
106Moorfields Eye Hospital (City Road)LondonUnited KingdomArtificial Intelligence, Robotics
107Baylor St. Luke's Medical CenterHoustonUnited StatesTXRobotics
108UMC UtrechtUtrechtThe NetherlandsDigital Imaging, Artificial Intelligence
109Adventhealth OrlandoOrlandoUnited StatesFLTelemedicine
110Seoul National University - Bundang HospitalSeongnam CitySouth KoreaElectronic Functionalities
111University of Michigan Hospitals - Michigan MedicineAnn ArborUnited StatesMIRobotics1
112Charing Cross HospitalLondonUnited KingdomElectronic Functionalities
113Addenbrooke'sCambridgeUnited KingdomElectronic Functionalities
114Mayo Clinic - Health System In Eau ClaireEau ClaireUnited StatesWIElectronic Functionalities
115Hurley Medical CenterFlintUnited StatesMI
116UZ Leuven - Campus GasthuisbergLeuvenBelgiumElectronic Functionalities
117Mackenzie Richmond Hill HospitalRichmond HillCanadaTelemedicine
118Children's Hospital of PhiladelphiaPhiladelphiaUnited StatesPA
119Cambridge Medical CenterCambridgeUnited StatesMN
120Great Ormond Street HospitalLondonUnited Kingdom
121Royal Melbourne HospitalParkvilleAustralia
122UPMC Presbyterian & ShadysidePittsburghUnited StatesPA
123Vanderbilt University Medical CenterNashvilleUnited StatesTN
124Rigshospitalet - KøbenhavnKøbenhavnDenmarkElectronic Functionalities, Artificial Intelligence
125Peter MacCallum Cancer CentreMelbourneAustralia
126Istituto Giannina GasliniGenovaItaly
127Agaplesion Diakonieklinikum HamburgHamburgGermanyArtificial Intelligence, Robotics
128Cleveland Clinic - FloridaWestonUnited StatesFL
129CHU Lille - Hôpital Claude-HuriezLilleFranceTelemedicine
130Dignity Health - California Hospital Medical CenterLos AngelesUnited StatesCA
131Tampere University HospitalTampereFinlandTelemedicine
132LMU KlinikumMünchenGermanyDigital Imaging, Artificial Intelligence
133Universitätsklinikum Schleswig-Holstein - Campus KielKielGermanyArtificial Intelligence
134UC San Diego Health - Jacobs Medical CenterSan DiegoUnited StatesCAElectronic Functionalities
135Clinica Universidad de NavarraPamplona/IruñaSpainDigital Imaging, Artificial Intelligence
136Baptist Hospital of MiamiMiamiUnited StatesFLDigital Imaging
137Duke Regional HospitalDurhamUnited StatesNCDigital Imaging
138CHU Strasbourg - Hôpital CivilStrasbourgFranceElectronic Functionalities, Telemedicine
139Royal Free HospitalLondonUnited Kingdom
140Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical CenterWilkes BarreUnited StatesPAArtificial Intelligence
141Baycrest CentreTorontoCanadaTelemedicine
142Northwestern Memorial HospitalChicagoUnited StatesILDigital Imaging
143University of Utah HospitalSalt Lake CityUnited StatesUT
144Deutsches Herzzentrum BerlinBerlinGermany1
145Hospices Civils de Lyon - Hôpital Lyon SudPierre BeniteFrance
146UT Southwestern Medical CenterDallasUnited StatesTXElectronic Functionalities1
147Akershus UniversitetssykehusLørenskogNorway
148Baylor Scott & White Medical CenterPlanoUnited StatesTX
149Bumrungrad International HospitalBangkokThailand
150Rush University Medical CenterChicagoUnited StatesILElectronic Functionalities
151CHU Bordeaux - Groupe hospitalier PellegrinBordeauxFranceElectronic Functionalities, Artificial Intelligence
152Osaka University HospitalOsakaJapanDigital Imaging
153AP-HP - Hôpital Henri-MondorCreteilFranceTelemedicine
154Universitätsklinikum BonnBonnGermanyArtificial Intelligence
155Universitätsklinikum TübingenTübingenGermany
156University of Washington Medical CenterSeattleUnited StatesWAElectronic Functionalities
157King's College HospitalLondonUnited KingdomArtificial Intelligence
158Cliniques universitaires Saint-LucBrusselsBelgiumDigital Imaging
159Geisinger Medical CenterDanvilleUnited StatesPADigital Imaging, Robotics
160University of Wisconsin HospitalsMadisonUnited StatesWITelemedicine
161Les Hôpitaux Universitaires de Genève (HUG) - Cluse-RoseraieGenèveSwitzerland
162Juntendo University HospitalTokyoJapan
163Mercy Harvard HospitalHarvardUnited StatesIL
164Policlinico Universitario Campus Bio-MedicoRomaItalyRobotics
165ULB - Hôpital ErasmeBrusselsBelgium
166CHU Nantes - Site Hôtel-DieuNantesFranceElectronic Functionalities
167AP-HM - Hôpital de la TimoneMarseilleFranceDigital Imaging
168Severance Hospital - Yonsei UniversitySeoulSouth KoreaDigital Imaging
169University Hospitals Cleveland Medical CenterClevelandUnited StatesOH
170Medizinische Hochschule HannoverHannoverGermanyRobotics
171Linz Kepler UniversitätsklinikumLinzAustria
172Cleveland Clinic Fairview HospitalClevelandUnited StatesOHDigital Imaging
173Universitätsklinikum MannheimMannheimGermanyDigital Imaging
174Hospital Clínico San CarlosMadridSpainElectronic Functionalities, Digital Imaging
175KK Women's And Children's Hospital (KKH)SingaporeSingaporeTelemedicine
176CHU Montpellier - Hopital LapeyronieMontpellierFrance
177Bellevue Hospital CenterNew YorkUnited StatesNYElectronic Functionalities
178National University HospitalSingaporeSingaporeRobotics
179AP-HP - Hôpital Bichat-Claude-BernardParisFranceDigital Imaging
180Korea University - Anam HospitalSeoulSouth KoreaRobotics
181Luzerner KantonsspitalLuzernSwitzerland
182Hadassah Ein Kerem HospitalJerusalemIsrael
183Universitätsklinikum Carl Gustav Carus DresdenDresdenGermanyArtificial Intelligence
184BP – A Beneficência Portuguesa de São PauloSao PauloBrazilArtificial Intelligence
185BG-Unfallklinik - Unfallkrankenhaus BerlinBerlinGermanyRobotics
186Agaplesion Markus KrankenhausFrankfurt am MainGermanyArtificial Intelligence
187Mount Elizabeth Hospital - NovenaSingaporeSingapore
188California Pacific Medical CenterSan FranciscoUnited StatesCA
189King Abdulaziz Medical CityRiyadhSaudi Arabia
190Seattle Children´s HospitalSeattleUnited StatesWADigital Imaging
191Hanyang University Medical CenterSeoulSouth Korea
192Hopital AmericainNeuilly Sur SeineFranceDigital Imaging
193Children's Hospital Los AngelesLos AngelesUnited StatesCA
194St. Paul's HospitalVancouverCanadaElectronic Functionalities
195ClaraspitalBaselSwitzerlandElectronic Functionalities
196Royal Prince Alfred HospitalCamperdownAustralia
197Universitätsklinik BalgristZürichSwitzerlandElectronic Functionalities
198Herlev HospitalHerlevDenmarkElectronic Functionalities, Digital Imaging
199Nebraska Medicine - Nebraska Medical CenterOmahaUnited StatesNE
200Clinique Internationale Parc MonceauParisFranceDigital Imaging
201Klinik Hirslanden ZürichZürichSwitzerlandElectronic Functionalities
202IEO - Istituto Europeo di OncologiaMilanoItalyRobotics1
203A.O. Ospedali Riuniti Marche Nord - Presidio San Salvatore CentroPesaroItalyTelemedicine
204Japanese Red Cross Medical CenterTokyoJapanDigital Imaging
205St. Michael’s HospitalTorontoCanadaElectronic Functionalities
206Rabin Medical CenterPetah TikvaIsraelRobotics
207Toronto East Health Network - Michael Garron HospitalTorontoCanada
208Kurashiki Central HospitalKurashikiJapanDigital Imaging
209Schulthess KlinikZürichSwitzerlandArtificial Intelligence
210Centro Cardiologico MonzinoMilanoItaly
211John Radcliffe HospitalOxfordUnited KingdomDigital Imaging
212Hospital SamaritanoSao PauloBrazilTelemedicine
213Ajou University HospitalSuwon CitySouth Korea1
214Asklepios Klinik St. GeorgHamburgGermanyElectronic Functionalities, Digital Imaging
215Päijänne Tavastia Central HospitalLahtiFinlandElectronic Functionalities, Telemedicine
216Clínica Sagrada FamíliaBarcelonaSpainArtificial Intelligence
217Institut CurieParisFranceArtificial Intelligence, Robotics
218Gold Coast University HospitalSouthportAustraliaElectronic Functionalities1
219Landeskrankenhaus Universitätskliniken InnsbruckInnsbruckAustria
220University of Kansas HospitalKansas CityUnited StatesKS
221Chelsea and Westminster HospitalLondonUnited KingdomElectronic Functionalities
222Universitätsklinikum ErlangenErlangenGermanyDigital Imaging
223Texas Children's HospitalHoustonUnited StatesTXElectronic Functionalities
224Universitätsklinikum FreiburgFreiburgGermanyDigital Imaging
225Intermountain Medical CenterMurrayUnited StatesUT
226University of Maryland Medical CenterBaltimoreUnited StatesMDElectronic Functionalities
227Cortellucci Vaughan HospitalOntarioCanada
228KyungHee University Medical CenterSeoulSouth KoreaDigital Imaging
229Johns Hopkins All Children's HospitalSaint PetersburgUnited StatesFLRobotics
230Stadtspital Zürich TriemliZürichSwitzerlandElectronic Functionalities
231The AlfredMelbourneAustraliaArtificial Intelligence
232Radboud Universitair Medisch CentrumNijmegenThe NetherlandsTelemedicine
233Istituto Nazionale dei TumoriMilanItalyDigital Imaging
234The Catholic University of Korea - Seoul St. Mary's HospitalSeoulSouth KoreaElectronic Functionalities
235Odense UniversitetshospitalOdenseDenmarkElectronic Functionalities
236Meyer - Azienda Ospedaliero UniversitariaFirenzeItalyTelemedicine
237UPMC Children's Hospital of PittsburghPittsburghUnited StatesPA
238Nippon Medical School HospitalTokyoJapanDigital Imaging
239Morristown Medical CenterMorristownUnited StatesNJ
240Keck Hospital of USCLos AngelesUnited StatesCADigital Imaging
241Haukeland UniversitetssykehusBergenNorwayTelemedicine
242Baylor University Medical CenterDallasUnited StatesTXElectronic Functionalities
243Mouwasat Hospital KhobarKhobarSaudi Arabia
244St. Bartholomew's HospitalLondonUnited Kingdom
245Grande Ospedale Metropolitano NiguardaMilanoItalyTelemedicine
246Japanese Red Cross Kyoto Daiichi HospitalKyotoJapanRobotics
247Birmingham Children's HospitalBirminghamUnited KingdomDigital Imaging
248Martini-Klinik am UKEHamburgGermanyRobotics
249A.O.U. Città della Salute e della Scienza di TorinoTorinoItalyRobotics
250AZ Maria MiddelaresGentBelgium
251Catharina ZiekenhuisEindhovenThe NetherlandsElectronic Functionalities, Digital Imaging
252Children's Medical Center PlanoTexasUnited StatesTXDigital Imaging
253OHSU HospitalPortlandUnited StatesOR
254Taichung Veterans General HospitalTaichungTaiwan1
255Bispebjerg HospitalBispebjergDenmark
256Sørlandet Sykehus KristiansandKristiansandNorway
257Jeroen Bosch Ziekenhuiss-HertogenboschThe NetherlandsElectronic Functionalities
258Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical CenterCincinnatiUnited StatesOHRobotics
259Carolinas Medical CenterCharlotteUnited StatesNCTelemedicine
260Tampa General HospitalTampaUnited StatesFLElectronic Functionalities
261Hospital for Sick ChildrenTorontoCanadaElectronic Functionalities, Digital Imaging
262Institut Paoli-CalmettesMarseilleFranceElectronic Functionalities
263Bon Secours DePaul Medical CenterNorfolkUnited StatesVA
264Oulu University HospitalOuluFinlandElectronic Functionalities
265Hospital Universitario y Politécnico la FeValenciaSpainDigital Imaging
266Foothills Medical CentreCalgaryCanada
267Ospedale Papa Giovanni XXIIIBergamoItalyDigital Imaging
268Benedictus Krankenhaus FeldafingFeldafingGermany
269Kuopio University HospitalKuopioFinlandArtificial Intelligence
270Okayama University HospitalOkayamaJapanTelemedicine
271Royal North Shore HospitalSt LeonardsAustralia
272St Vincent's Private Hospital - FitzroyFitzroyAustralia
274Hôpital Paris Saint-JosephParisFrance
275Forsyth Medical CenterWinstom-SalemUnited StatesNC
276National Hospital For Neurology and Neurosurgery - Queen SquareLondonUnited Kingdom
277Ospedale San Martino di GenovaGenovaItalyTelemedicine
278Rambam Health Care CampusBat GallimIsraelElectronic Functionalities
279Shamir Medical CenterBeer Ja'akovIsraelElectronic Functionalities
280Memorial Hermann - Texas Medical CenterHoustonUnited StatesTX
281Bethesda SpitalBaselSwitzerland
282Provident Hospital of Cook CountyChicagoUnited StatesILElectronic Functionalities
283Ospedale Morgagni e PierantoniForlìItaly
284BovenIJ ZiekenhuisAmsterdamThe NetherlandsDigital Imaging
285Centro Médico ABC - Campus ObservatorioMexicoMexico CityElectronic Functionalities, Digital Imaging
286Hospital de BasurtoBilbaoSpainElectronic Functionalities, Telemedicine
287Freeman HospitalNewcastle Upon TyneUnited Kingdom
288The Royal London HospitalLondonUnited KingdomElectronic Functionalities, Robotics
289Aichi Medical University HospitalNagakuteJapan
290Hvidovre HospitalHvidovreDenmark
291Hospital Pro MatreSao PauloBrazilDigital Imaging
292Hospital Médica SurMexicoMexico CityElectronic Functionalities
293Hallym University Kangnam Sacred Heart HospitalSeoulSouth Korea
294The London Independent HospitalLondonUnited KingdomElectronic Functionalities
295Hospital Universitario Ramón y CajalMadridSpain
296Hospital Moinhos de VentoPorto AlegreBrazilTelemedicine, Digital Imaging
297Bristol Royal InfirmaryBristolUnited Kingdom
298Mercy Hospital St. LouisSaint LouisUnited StatesMO
299Nuffield Health Bristol HospitalBristolUnited Kingdom
300Sir Charles Gairdner HospitalNedlandsAustralia
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The World's Best Smart Hospitals awards the leading 300 hospitals in the field of smart technologies from 28 different countries. The ranking process is based on three main steps:
1 - International online survey:
Hospital managers and health care professionals with knowledge about smart hospitals were asked to recommend leading smart hospitals across the globe.
2 - International hospital survey:
Implementation and usage of digital technologies in the hospital was assessed by hospitals and validated by chief digital/information officers or senior management.
3 - Desk research every nominated hospital as validation for this hospital's achievements

Participants had the opportunity to name a standout category. The five categories were: electronic functionalities, telemedicine, digital imaging, artificial intelligence and robotics. During the survey period from June to July 2022, over 4,000 votes were collected in the survey. A score was calculated for each hospital based on the number of recommendations. International recommendations were weighted higher than national recommendations, reinforcing the international focus of this ranking.

The top 300 list includes smart hospitals from 28 different countries: U.S. (87), Germany (23), U.K. (20), France (18), Italy (18), Canada (15), South Korea (13), Japan (13), Spain (11), Switzerland (11), Australia (8), The Netherlands (8), Singapore (7), Denmark (7), Israel (6), Brazil (6), Norway (5), Finland (5), Belgium (4), Austria (3), India (2), Mexico (2), Sweden (2), Saudi Arabia (2), United Arab Emirates (1), Lebanon (1), Thailand (1) and Taiwan (1).

Scoring Model
▸National recommendations (45%)
▸International recommendations(50%)
▸International hospital survey (5%)

International Online Survey
Statista invited thousands of hospital managers and medical professionals with knowledge about smart hospitals to an online survey. The survey was also promoted on
Participants were invited via email. Recommendations for own employer/hospital were not allowed.
Participants were asked to assign a ranking position (i.e., top 1, top 5, top 10, top 50, etc.) to hospitals. Additionally, participants could name a standout category:
▸Electronic functionalities
▸Digital Imaging
▸Artificial intelligence

International Hospital Survey
The hospital survey enables data collection on the usage of digital technologies directly from the hospitals. Hospitals were invited to participate in the international online survey to assess the implementation and usage of their digital technologies. The questionnaire was designed with the guidance and input of an expert panel. (See the World's Best Specialized Hospitals 2023 methodology for members of the panel). Survey results had to be validated by an authorized person e.g., managing director/senior management or chief information officer in order to be used in the evaluation.
The digital technologies considered are:
1 - Electronic functionalities e.g., implementation of hospital information system.
2 - Telemedicine e.g., implementation of technical equipment to conduct teleconsultations.
3 - Digital Imaging e.g., usage of virtual reality and augmented reality tools to support diagnosis and treatment of patients.
4 - Artificial Intelligence e.g., usage of artificial intelligence and machine learning tools for data analysis and evaluation.
5 - Robotics e.g., implementation and evaluation of robotic surgery.

Participants had to respond to at least 3 out of 5 categories.

Desk research for every nominated hospital
Every nominated hospital was reviewed through a rigorous quality assurance process via desk research. The project team conducted desk research and analyzed the implementation of smart technologies in eligible hospitals.
Sources used for review of technological innovations: established health care technology websites (e.g.,, scientific publications (e.g,. pubmed) and press releases.
Survey subcategories were used as keywords for the search. Other additional keywords used: technological innovation, Internet of things (IoT), machine learning, smart buildings, preventive analytics.

The rankings are composed exclusively of hospitals eligible regarding the scope described here. The ranking is the result of an elaborate process which, due to the interval of data collection and analysis, is a reflection of the last 12 months. Furthermore, events preceding or following the period August 17, 2021 to August 17, 2022 and/or pertaining to individual persons affiliated/associated with the hospitals were not included in the metrics. As such, the results of this ranking should not be used as the sole source of information for future deliberations. The information provided in this ranking should be considered in conjunction with other available information about hospitals or, if possible, accompanied by a visit to a facility. The quality of hospitals that are not included in the rankings is not disputed.

You can download the full methodology here.