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UNIVANTS of Healthcare Excellence Award

Inspiring and Celebrating Healthcare Excellence

The UNIVANTS of Healthcare Excellence Award annually recognizes teams who collaborate across disciplines and transform healthcare delivery, and ultimately patient lives. Accepting applications beginning August 1, 2019.
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Distinguished Program Partners

Leading professional societies, institutions and associations across healthcare disciplines come together as program partners for this prestigious award.

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The International Federation of Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine (IFCC) is advancing excellence in laboratory medicine for better healthcare worldwide.

AACC is a global scientific and medical professional organization dedicated to better health through laboratory medicine.

The European Health Management Association (EHMA) is a non-profit membership organization that focuses on enhancing the capacity and capability of health management to deliver high quality healthcare.

Modern Healthcare is a leading source of healthcare business and policy news, research and information, reporting on important healthcare events and trends as they happen.

HIMSS is a global advisor and thought leader supporting the transformation of health through the application of information and technology.

NAHQ is the only organization dedicated to healthcare quality professionals and defines the standard of excellence for the profession.

IHE is a trusted, independent, globally networked organization for high-quality research in health economics and health technology assessment to assist policy making and best medical practices.

Defining Healthcare Excellence



Recognizing teams that UNITE across disciplines to achieve common goals.



Challenging traditional thought with AVANT-GARDE problem-solving and novel use of laboratory data.


Measurable Success

Achieving BETTER OUTCOMES for patients, clinicians, payors and entire heath systems.

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Excellence Can Happen Anywhere

This prestigious award is open to all healthcare teams and professionals, regardless of affiliation with Abbott. 



  • You are part of an integrated clinical care team focused on advancing healthcare
  • Your team is comprised of members from at least three different disciplines across the care continuum, including laboratory diagnostics
  • Your project demonstrates measurable impact to each of the following stakeholders: patients, payors, clinicians, AND health systems/ administration

Does this sound like you and your team?

If so, we want to hear from you. Submit your team's best practices by completing the online application, which will be available beginning August 1, 2019.

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Beginning August 1, 2019, more details including a submission guide will be available after registration. Multiple teams can win each year.

A Meaningful Honor with Extraordinaty Benefits

The UNIVANTS of Healthcare Excellence Award is an earned honor, assessed by world-renowned organizations, societies and leaders from across healthcare. winning teams receive local recognition and global amplification of their care story.



Unifying Award and Prestigious Title

All winning team members will receive a physical award Plus the Exclusive title "UNIVANTS of Healthcare Excellence Award Winner." This award honors teams working together in unity and achieving measurably better healthcare performance.


Leadership Celebratory Event 

All winning team members will be recognized formally for their care project and be honored during a celebratory event. Attendees at these events will consist of executive leadership from across the winning teams, program partners and Abbott.




Spotlight in the U.S. Magazine Modern Healthcare 

All winning teams will be featured in the popular U.S. healthcare industry magazine, Modern Healthcare. Winning teams may also be presented with opportunities to participate in events involving the media, think tanks and program partner networking. 



Esteemed Speaking Opportunities

Representatives from the winning teams will be invited to share their stories and best practices at leading Healthcare Excellence forums. additional opportunities for sharing case studies may be available during webinars and other symposia. 



Meet the Principal Winners

Four integrated clinical care teams across the globe are leading the way in transforming healthcare. Learn about their best practices and accomplishments, and the impact realized across patients, payors, clinicians and entire health systems.


Principal Winner - Reducing Inappropriate Exposure to Antibiotics

Find out how an integrated team at Swedish Covenant Hospital optimized antibiotic stewardship, leading to:
  • Increased patient wellness
  • Reduced therapeutic uncertainty
  • Optimized resource allocation
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Principal Winner - Optimizing and Standardizing ACS Patient Pathways

Find out how an integrated team at Canterbury and the New Zealand Healthcare System implemented an accelerated diagnostics pathway, leading to:
  • Improved treatment confidence
  • Reduced hospital admissions
  • Lowered healthcare costs
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Principal Winner - Improving Emergency Patient Flow

an integrated team at Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust optimized patient flow in the Emergency Department, leading to:
  • Improved patient experience
  • Reduced length of stay
  • Reduced costs
Principal Winner - Improving Diabetes Recognition and Treatment

Find out how an integrated team at University Hospital TÜbingen improved the recognition and treatment of diabetes in hospital patients, leading to:
  • Improved patient wellness
  • Improved clinician confidence and satisfaction
  • Strengthened hospital reputation
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