To preserve the integrity of the study, it is the policy of IBM Watson Health to revoke a 100 Top Hospitals award if a hospital is found to have submitted inaccurate or misleading data to any 100 Top Hospitals data source.
At the sole discretion of IBM Watson Health, the circumstances under which a 100 Top Hospitals award could be revoked include, but are not limited to, the following:
1. Discovery by IBM Watson Health staff, through statistical analysis or other means, that a hospital has submitted inaccurate data.
2. Discovery of media or Internet reports of governmental or accrediting agency investigations or sanctions for actions by a hospital that could have an adverse impact on the integrity of the 100 Top Hospitals studies or award winner selection.