Laboratory data is helping reduce mortality rates and increase longevity as part of a growing number of patient-centric initiatives focused on new approaches that identify illnesses earlier. Increasingly, such projects leverage expertise and data from the clinical laboratory to not only improve interventions but also measure results, enhancing patient care and saving lives.
A number of interdisciplinary teams taking this approach have been recognized with distinction or achievement by AACC, Abbott, and other leading healthcare organizations through the UNIVANTS of Healthcare Excellence program. From identifying people with familial hypercholesterolemia to improving treatment of hepatitis C (HCV) and hepatitis B (HBV) to increasing blood donations, the initiatives profiled below have achieved measurable, innovative impact within their healthcare systems.
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