World’s Best Smart Hospitals 2023 = [6 Brazilian Hospitals among the top 300]

Nancy Cooper,
Global Editor in Chief
September 2022

Site editor:

Joaquim Cardoso MSc.
health transformation — journal

September 25, 2022

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.

Nancy Cooper
Global Editor in Chief

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.

Best Smart Hospitals in Brazil — 2023

Originally published at on September 14, 2022.



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.

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