Newsweek ‘smart hospitals’ list has 15 from Canada
April 5, 2023
NEW YORK – In Newsweek magazine’s latest ranking of the world’s top ‘smart hospitals’, 15 Canadian centres crack the list of the 300 most computerized hospitals. The leading Canadian high-tech hospitals, in order of how Newsweek lists them, include the University Health Network (Toronto), Centre hospitalier de l’Université de Montréal (CHUM), and the Ottawa Hospital.
The UHN and CHUM were cited for their advanced use of “electronic functionalities” while the Ottawa Hospital was recognized as an international leader in diagnostic imaging. All of these hospitals are also leaders in many other technologies, such as virtual care and artificial intelligence.
The complete report can be found at: World’s Best Smart Hospitals 2023
The 15 Canadian hospitals in the 2023 Newsweek listing of 300 international smart hospitals are:
#54 – Toronto General Hospital, UHN.
#61 – CHUM, Montreal
#74 – The Ottawa Hospital
#84 – North York General Hospital, Toronto.
#88 – Mount Sinai Hospital, Toronto.
#101 – Humber River Hospital, Toronto
#103 – Vancouver General Hospital, Vancouver.
#117 – Mackenzie Health Richmond Hill Hospital, Richmond Hill, Ont.
#141 – Baycrest Centre, Toronto.
#194 – St. Paul’s Hospital, Vancouver.
#205 – St. Michael’s Hospital, Toronto.
#207 – Michael Garron Hospital, Toronto.
#227 – Cortellucci Vaughan Hospital, Vaughan, Ont.
#261 – Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto.
#266 – Foothills Medical Centre, Calgary.
Interestingly, nine of the top 10 digital hospitals are American:
#1 – Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minn.
#2 – Massachusetts General, Boston.
#3 – Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore.
#4 – Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland.
#5 –Mount Sinai Hospital, New York.
#6 – Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston.
#7 – MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston.
#8 Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York.
#9 – Karolinska Universitetssjukhuset, Solna, Sweden.
#10 – Houston Methodist Hospital, Houston.
Berlin’s Charité – Universitatsmedizin Berlin comes in at number 11, Sheba Medical Center in Rabat Gan, Israel, is number 13, and the Aarhus University Hospital in Aarhus, Denmark is ranked number 16.
According to the Newsweek, smart hospitals use state-of-the-art technology to fundamentally rethink how care is delivered within the health system.
The 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.