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IHE joins Global Partners in Announcing 2021 UNIVANTS Awards

The IHE is pleased to have collaborated with global health industry leaders in the UNIVANTS of Healthcare Excellence awards in laboratory medicine and to share in announcement of the 2021 award winners.

The UNIVANTS of Healthcare Excellence Award Program announces 13 teams with 2021 recognition for achieving measuring better healthcare performance www.UnivantsHCE.com.  Foundational principles across all winning teams include “UNIFYING” across the care continuum for the development and implementation of “AVANT-GARDE” processes to enable measurable differences to clinical care.  The 2021 submissions included hospitals, commercial laboratories, reference laboratories, and clinics.  Applications included best practices across key areas of unmet needs with representation from every region of the world, spanning both emerging and established markets.  Following comprehensive judge review, the outcomes revealed 3 top winners, 3 teams of distinction, and 7 teams of achievement.  

The program is made possible by eight leading healthcare organizations who have partnered together to inspire and recognize integrated clinical care teams who have achieved exceptional outcomes in healthcare. The founding program partners include the International Federation of Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine (IFCC), AACC, EHMA (European Health Management Association), Modern Healthcare, Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS), National Association of Healthcare Quality (NAHQ), and the Institute of Health Economics (IHE); each in partnership with Abbott.

“The IHE is pleased to have been an inaugural partner in this initiative where innovative best practice examples from around the world are assessed and honored through the UNIVANTS of Health Care Excellence awards”, said Dr. Chris McCabe, CEO of the Institute of Health Economics. “It was very encouraging to be able to see, and learn from, the truly impressive body of work being done by frontline teams to improve patient outcomes and system value. A special congratulations to the Canadian team from MedCan Health Management Inc. who were awarded recognition of distinction for their initiative in proactive cardiac risk assessment.”

More details about the UNIVANTS of Healthcare Excellence program or the care teams that were recognized for their 2021 best practices can be found in the pdf link below and on the program website at www.UnivantsHCE.com. It is with great honor that we congratulate all participating teams while celebrating strategic activation and insights from clinical and laboratory medicine to achieve measurably better outcomes for patients, payors, clinicians and health systems.  The program will begin accepting applications for 2022 on August 1st, 2022 through November 15, 2022.

List of winnersLINK

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