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UNIVANTS of Healthcare Excellence Award

AACC is proud to partner with other leading healthcare organizations for the UNIVANTS of Healthcare Excellence award program. This annual award recognizes interdisciplinary care teams around the world who have achieved measurable, innovative impact within the healthcare system. The program’s greater mission is to inspire continued solutions within healthcare that will positively affect patients, clinicians, payors and health systems globally.

In addition to Abbott, our partners in this program include the International Federation of Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine (IFCC), European Healthcare Management Association (EHMA), Modern Healthcare, Healthcare Information Management and Systems Society (HIMSS), National Association for Healthcare Quality (NAHQ) and the Institute for Health Economics (IHE).

2020 Winners

Global Winners

  • Reducing Patient Risk and Enhancing Care through the Development and Implementation of a New Chest Pain Pathway, Expedited by and for the COVID-19 Era, Canterbury District Health Board
  • Early Diagnosis and Improved Management of Patients with Diabetes through Strategic and Automated Test Algorithms via Primary Care, Hospital Universitari Sant Joan d’Alacant
  • Kidney Check: The Next Generation of Surveillance for Hypertension, Diabetes and Chronic Kidney Disease, Chronic Disease Innovation Centre, Seven Oaks General Hospital

Recognition of Distinction

  • Reducing Medical Errors and Enhancing Patient Care through Pathology Lead Strategic Activation of Point-of-Care Testing in an Emerging Market, Aga Khan University Hospital, Nairobi
  • Early Detection and Management of Gestational Diabetes Mellitus for Improved Outcomes of Mothers and their Babies, Hospital Clínico San Carlos
  • Reducing Catastrophic Adverse Events in Patients with Hemorrhagic Shock through Early Recognition of Risk and System-Wide Automatic Alerts, Hospital Israelita Albert Einstein
  • Reduction of Inpatient Daily Blood Draws with Data Science and Clinical Collaboration, St. Paul’s Hospital
  • Reducing Post-Operative Complications in Cardiac Surgery Patients, Hospital Virgen Macarena
  • Use of Faecal Immunochemical Tests (FIT) Unlocks the Door to Efficient and Effective Investigation of Patients with New Bowel Symptoms, NHS Tayside
  • Novel Collaborative Approach among Public and Private Sectors for Streamlined SARS-CoV-2 Testing towards Optimized Patient Outcome during COVID-19 Pandemic, Dubai Health Authority
  • Improved Safety for Patients with Indeterminant Pulmonary Nodules through Optimized Diagnostic Pathways for Lung Cancer, The First Affiliated Hospital, Sun Yat-sen University
  • Enhanced Identification and Care for Patients with Undetected HCV and/or HIV via Opt-Out ED Screening with Active Education and Linkage to Care, University of Alabama at Birmingham

Recognition of Achievement

  • Improving Patient Experiences via Reliable Pre-Surgical Biomarker Risk Assessments in Patients Undergoing Eye Surgery, St. Petersburg Hospital Number Two
  • Improving Population Health through Screening for Hepatitis C to Enable Treatment for Undetected Viral Infections, Biomédica de Referencia
  • Improving Care and Overall Experience for Patients who Present to a Tanzania Clinic with Suspected Cardiovascular Diseases, Faith Medical Tanzania Clinics
  • Optimized Detection and Management of Thyroid Dysfunction During Pregnancy for Improving Maternal and Offspring Outcomes, Hospital Virgen de la Luz
  • Procalcitonin: A Successful Clinical Formula for the Early Recognition and Management of Sepsis in the Emergency Department, The Princess Alexandra Hospital NHS Trust
  • Maintain High Quality Patient Care During the COVID-19 Pandemic, Institut für Medizinische und Chemische Labordiagnostik, Mein Hanusch Krankenhaus
  • Maximizing Delivery Method and Clinical Resources for Timely Patient Communication of COVID-19 Status, Nova Scotia Health
  • Laboratory-Led Company-Wide Screening Programs for Safe, Back to Work Strategies during COVID-19 Pandemic in Saudi Arabia, Dr. Suliman Al Habib Medical Group
  • COVID-19: Using Data, Innovation, and Collaboration to Support Better Patient Outcomes, North West London Pathology
  • Increased Detection of Acute Myocardial Infarction in Women Using Sex-Specific Upper Reference Limits in Clinical Pathways for Patients Presenting with Suspected Acute Coronary Syndrome, Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital & Medical Research Institute
  • Strategic SARS-CoV-2 Testing for Risk Mitigation and Optimal Health of Healthcare Workers and Patients, Marienhospital
  • Enhanced Discovery of Unidentified Comorbidities and Diagnosis Through the use of Diagnostic Logics Empowered by Laboratory Medicine and Informatics, Seirei Hamamatsu HP

Area Winners

  • Reducing Patient Risk and Enhancing Care through the Development and Implementation of a New Chest Pain Pathway, Expedited by and for the COVID-19 Era, Canterbury District Health Board, ASIA PACIFIC AREA WINNER
  • Early Diagnosis and Improved Management of Patients with Diabetes through Strategic and Automated Test Algorithms via Primary Care, Hospital Universitari Sant Joan d’Alacant, EUROPE AREA WINNER
  • Reducing Catastrophic Adverse Events in Patients with Hemorrhagic Shock through Early Recognition of Risk and System-Wide Automatic Alerts, Hospital Israelita Albert Einstein, LATIN AMERICA AREA WINNER
  • Novel Collaborative Approach among Public and Private Sectors for Streamlined SARS-CoV-2 Testing towards Optimized Patient Outcome during COVID-19 Pandemic, Dubai Health Authority, MIDDLE EAST & AFRICA AREA WINNER
  • Kidney Check: The Next Generation of Surveillance for Hypertension, Diabetes, and Chronic Kidney Disease, Chronic Disease Innovation Centre, Seven Oaks General Hospital, NORTH AMERICA AREA WINNER  

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