What is 50 Top Cardiovascular Hospitals?
As the health system strives to deliver greater value, cardiovascular hospitals – and their leaders – play an important role in making this vision a reality.
Watson Health® 50 Top Cardiovascular Hospitals delivers an annual study of cardiology care, and applies the data to help hospitals optimize performance of this critical service line.
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About the study
History and approach
Since 1998, Watson Health 50 Top Cardiovascular Hospitals has conducted an annual assessment of one of the most important service lines in healthcare. Heart care impacts hundreds of thousands of lives annually – while adding billions of dollars to our nation’s overall healthcare costs. As the US health system continues its shift toward value-based care, publishing new and achievable performance benchmarks in the area of cardiovascular care has the potential to make a large and lasting impact.
If all hospitals performed like this year’s winners: