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Healthcare Excellence in 2020 Recognized by UNIVANTS Awards

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The UNIVANTS of Healthcare Excellence Award Program has recently announced its 2020 winners, which are recognized for unifying the care continuum and the development and implementation of avant-garde processes with measurable differences to clinical care.

The 2020 submissions included hospitals, commercial laboratories, reference laboratories, clinics and rural community care. Applications included best practices across key areas of unmet needs with representation from every region of the world, spanning both emerging and establish markets. 

Following comprehensive judge review, the outcomes revealed three top winners, nine teams of distinction, and 12 teams of achievement.

More details about the UNIVANTS of Healthcare Excellence program or the care teams recognized for their 2020 best practices can be found on the program website. The success of the winners is especially meaningful in these unprecedented times for patients, communities and healthcare professionals.

UNIVANTS Of Healthcare Excellence 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 - Martin Than, Jacques Loubser, John Pickering, Chris Florkows
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 - Maria Salinas, Emilio Flores, Beatriz Massa, Maite López-Garrigós, Francisco J. Pomares-Gómez
Europe Area Winner

Kidney Check: The Next Generation of Surveillance for Hypertension, Diabetes and Chronic Kidney Disease
Chronic Disease Innovation Centre, Seven Oaks General Hospital - Paul Komenda, Barry Lavallee, Binh Nguyen, AbdulRazaq Sokoro, Adeera Levin
North America Area Winner 

The UNIVANTS program is made possible by eight leading healthcare organizations that have partnered to inspire and recognize integrated clinical care teams that 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, Health Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS), National Association of Healthcare Quality (NAHQ), and the Institute of Health Economics (IHE); each in partnership with Abbott Laboratories.

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