U.S. News & World Report Introduces Hospital Data Insights Platform -- New Product Features 15 years of Rankings and Data --

WASHINGTON, Nov. 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- U.S. News & World Report, publisher of Best Hospitals and Best Children's Hospitals, today unveiled U.S. News Hospital Data Insights, a premium platform designed for hospital executives and administrators. The new web-based analytics platform provides instant access to the U.S. News archived rankings and data on more than 3,000 hospitals in the United States.

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Unlike the Best Hospitals rankings, which are designed to help consumers seeking a high level of care, U.S. News Hospital Data Insights was developed specifically for administrators. The new interactive dashboard allows hospital executives to view proprietary rankings and data at a strategic level – over many years and in relation to their peers. The platform contains data spanning over 15 years of the Best Hospitals rankings and provides administrators access to more than 10 million data points, many of which have never been publicly available. Hospital administrators can visualize the data in six unique views and can export reports for use in strategic planning, forecasting and competitive analysis.

"U.S. News is known for collecting data on a range of industries and providing the best information and tools available to help consumers make important life decisions," said Brian Kelly, editor and chief content officer of U.S. News. "We have often been asked to compile it all in one place. Now, we are offering an advanced tool that allows hospital administrators to view, interpret and analyze the unique information we've been gathering for over 15 years."

The Hospital Data Insights platform is part of a continuing expansion of U.S. News health tools and data product offerings. In September, U.S. News launched a new Health Insurance site with information on the private and marketplace health insurance plans available in each state. Last year, U.S. News expanded its education data products with the launch of U.S. News Academic Insights, a premium platform for higher education professionals.

About U.S. News & World Report
U.S. News & World Report is a multi-platform publisher of news and analysis, which includes the digital-only U.S. News Weekly magazine, www.usnews.com and www.rankingsandreviews.com. Focusing on Health, Personal Finance, Education, Travel, Cars and Public Service/Opinion, U.S. News has earned a reputation as the leading provider of service news and information that improves the quality of life of its readers. U.S. News & World Report's signature franchise includes its News You Can Use® brand of journalism and its annual "Best" series of consumer Web guides and publications that include rankings of colleges, graduate schools, hospitals, mutual funds, health plans and more.

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