To compile the eighth annual ranking of the 50 Most Influential Physician Executives in Healthcare (before 2011 it was called the 50 Most Powerful Physician Executives in Healthcare), Modern Healthcare and sister publication Modern Physician issued a call for nominations on Nov. 7, 2011. From Nov. 7 through Dec. 16, readers submitted nominations via ModernPhysician.com and ModernHealthcare.com.
How the ranking was determined
Nearly 2,700 nominations were received for this year's competition. The 100 names receiving the most nominations were then placed on the final ballot. From Jan. 2 through
Feb. 10, readers could submit their votes for the candidates they believed should make the final ranking. Nearly 17,000 ballots were cast this year.
Like last year, readers' votes counted for only 50% of the outcome. The other 50% came from the expert opinions of the senior editors at Modern Physician and Modern Healthcare. Modern Physician and Modern Healthcare also reserved the right to resolve voting irregularities.
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