21 most innovative health systems, per Fortune

Out of the 200 companies heralded by Fortune as most innovative for 2024, 44 are in healthcare and 21 are health systems. 

More healthcare companies are represented among the top 200 this year than last, which is worth noting given that Fortune shortened the 2024 list from 300 companies to 200. Alphabet, Apple and Microsoft secured the first, second and third spot on this year's list — marking a jump for Apple into the second spot, and overtaking Salesforce, after ranking No. 6 last year. 

Fortune sought to recognize companies "transforming industries from the inside out." The ranking is informed by scores based on three dimensions, each weighted equally: product innovation, process innovation and innovation culture. 

Product innovation is 50% weighted by patent score and 50% by the opinions of experts and prospective customers. Process innovation involves an examination of company operations, with input from employees, experts and potential customers factored. Innovation culture factors employee opinions and external experts' perspectives on how well a company encourages internal entrepreneurship and creativity. 

Fortune partnered with Statista for the development of the ranking, which began with a list of more than 25,000 companies up for consideration and a call for entry on Fortune.com, with any eligible company allowed to register and participate in the ranking. 

The 44 companies within the healthcare sector on the 2024 ranking are listed below, with health systems bolded. Find the Fortune ranking in full here

16. Johnson & Johnson

23. Mayo Clinic (Rochester, Minn.) 

26. Houston Methodist

27. Abbott Laboratories 

29. Humana 

32. UnitedHealth Group

33. Cleveland Clinic

38. Boston Scientific 

42. Mass General Brigham (Boston)

45. Pfizer 

46. Laboratory Corp. of America

50. Cardinal Health 

53. AbbVie 

55. ABB Optical Group 

60. Cincinnati Children's 

62. Cigna 

63. WVU Medicine (Morgantown, W.Va.)

73. Align Technology 

74. 4D Molecular Therapeutics 

76. The University of Kansas Health System (Kansas City, Kan.)

77. Amgen 

83. Duke University Health System (Durham, N.C.)

86. Becton Dickinson 

89. Henry Ford Health System (Detroit)

95. Children's Healthcare of Atlanta 

102. Baylor Scott & White Health (Dallas)

103. Cedars-Sinai (Los Angeles) 

108. Atrium Health (Charlotte, N.C.)

109. Intermountain Health (Salt Lake City) 

110. Elevance Health 

121. UPMC (Pittsburgh)

122. Carilion Clinic (Roanoke, Va.) 

126. Orlando (Fla.) Health 

133. McKesson 

139. Vertex Pharmaceuticals 

141. Bristol Myers Squibb 

149. Health Care Service 

150. Sanford Health (Sioux Falls, S.D.)

151. Atlantic Health System (Morristown, N.J.) 

152. Baptist Health South Florida (Coral Gables, Fla.) 

153. Simplify Healthcare Technology 

165. Centene

175. Banner Health (Phoenix) 

185. DaVita

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