Breaking Down Barriers in Healthcare

An Urgency for the Clinical Laboratory to Migrate from the Background to the Forefront of Patient Care

Understanding the Path for Success

Today's Challenges are Tomorrow's Opportunities

Most value-based initiatives in healthcare ignore the clinical laboratory; a surprising fact, given the core value principles of data, timely and efficient diagnosis, and patient-centricity that underlie the laboratory’s position in the healthcare world.

Abbott recognizes that the way forward lies in embracing the multiple benefits laboratories offer for enhanced patient and clinical decision making. Leveraging these benefits will require overcoming well-entrenched processes and culture to put the laboratory at the forefront of patient care.

A global survey found that hospital executives are ready and willing to integrate their laboratories into plans for value-based healthcare, creating a path forward.


Breaking Down Barriers in Healthcare: An Urgency for the Clinical Laboratory to Move to the Forefront of Patient Care draws on extensive interviews with global stakeholders. Read the white paper, developed in partnership with The Economist, to learn about the underlying forces within healthcare and society that are driving change, and recognize the benefits of proactively managing this change. 



Watch the full-length webinar to hear key results from a global market research study aimed at identifying an actionable, achievable path for the laboratory to play an elevated role in healthcare. The webinar is moderated by David Humphreys from the Economist Intelligence Unit.




Are you asking the right questions about your laboratory? Find out now from author David Humphreys, Practice Head of Health Policy and Clinical Evidence at the Economist Intelligence Unit. 



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