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"2020 UNIVANTS Honorees: Redefining reference ranges to improve care effectiveness." Modern Healthcare, 12 May 2021.
"Stepping Up During a Global Pandemic Five award winners show how clinical laboratories reacted to COVID-19 with speed and innovation." CLN Supplement (4/2021): 1-7.
"Use of Fecal Immunochemical Tests (FIT) Unlocks the Door to Efficient and Effective Investigation of Patients with New Bowel Symptoms.” Modern Healthcare, 11 March 2021.
"Procalcitonin: A Successful Clinical Formula for the Early Recognition and Management of Sepsis in the Emergency Department.” Modern Healthcare, 10 February 2021.
"Foreword: Measurably better healthcare – signs of a (r)evolution in progress towards a new academic science?" The electronic Journal of the IFCC (3/2021): 4-6.
"Procalcitonin (PCT) level in the emergency department identifies a high-risk cohort for all patients treated for possible sepsis" The electronic Journal of the IFCC (3/2021): 20-26.
"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" The electronic Journal of the IFCC (3/2021): 27-40.
"Avoiding insufficient therapies and overdosing with co-reporting eGFRs (estimated glomerular filtration rate) for personalized drug therapy and improved outcomes – a simulation of the financial benefits" The electronic Journal of the IFCC (3/2021): 41-51.
"The use of faecal haemoglobin in deciding which patients presenting to primary care require further investigation (and how quickly) – the FIT approach" The electronic Journal of the IFCC (3/2021): 52-60.
"The Kidney Check program – championing patient-centered, culturally safe, preventive kidney care in Canada’s rural and remote Indigenous communities" The electronic Journal of the IFCC (3/2021): 61-68.
"Intelligent Liver Function Testing: Working Smarter to Improve Patient Outcomes in Liver Disease." Journal of Applied Laboratoy Medicine, Volume 5, No. 5 (09/2020): 1090-1100.
"Preamble: Special Collection on the Value of Laboratory Medicine." Journal of Applied Laboratoy Medicine, Volume 5, No. 5 (09/2020): 841-843.
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"The Princess Alexandra Hospitals NHS Trust receives global award for healthcare excellence with strategic implementation of procalcitonin for the early recognition and management of sepsis in the emergency department" IFCC eNEWS (5/2021): 27-28.
"When the World Needed Them Most, They Stood Up" Abbott Laboratories, (04/2021).
"Leading a Legacy of Healthcare Excellence at Marienhospital, Germany" LabMedica International, Vol. 38 No. 2 (04/2021): p.31.
"The Top 10 “Count-Ups” to Healthcare Excellence at Biomédica de Referencia (Mexico)" IFCC eNews (4/2021): 15-17.
"Three Integrated Clinical Care Teams from Canada Receive Global Recognition for Healthcare Excellence" CSCC News (3/2021):6-7.
"Reducing Medical Errors and Enhancing Patient Care Through Strategic Point-of-Care Testing Led by Laboratory Medicine" IFCC eNews (3/2021): 26-27.
"Dubai Health Authority Receives 2020 UNIVANTS of Healthcare Excellence Award – Recognition of Distinction and Best in Africa and the Middle East for their Novel Collaborative Approach Among Public and Private Sectors During the COVID-19 Pandemic" IFCC eNews (2/2021): 25-26.
"Hospital Israelita Albert Einstein Receives 2020 UNIVANTS of Healthcare Excellence Award – Recognition of Distinction and Best in Latin America for Reducing Adverse Events in Patients with Hemorrhagic Shock" IFCC eNews (2/2021): 23-24.
"Improving Clinical and Quality Outcomes for Prenatal Care with Lab 2.0 at TriCore Reference Laboratories." Modern Healthcare, 8 Nov. 2019
"Unified Collaborations Power Better Healthcare Across the Globe." CLN News, 1 Nov 2019
"Integrated Teams Challenge the Status Quo for Improved Deliver Care." CLN Supplement (10/2019): 1-7
"The Expanding Role of Laboratory Medicine in Care Transformation." Modern Healthcare, 25 Oct. 2019
"Recognizing Healthcare Transformation and Laboratory Excellence." Modern Healthcare, 30 Sept 2019
"Integrated Teams Drive Healthcare Transformation." CLN Supplement, (07/2019): 1-4.
"UNIVANTS of Healthcare Excellence: Celebrating the 2019 Winners." Modern Healthcare, 22 July 2019.
"Unify for Something Greater A Conversation with Abbott's Tricia Ravalico." Modern Healthcare, 4 Mar. 2019
"Einstein Wins the UNIVANTS of Healthcare Excellence Award.” Sociedade Beneficente Israelita Brasileira Albert Einstein: (12/2020).
"Global Award for Innovative Testing Programme: An Innovative Tayside Scheme to Enhance the Early Detection of Bowel Cancer has Received a Prestigious Global Healthcare Award.” University of Dundee Press Release: (12/2020).
"Award for Hanusch Hospital: UNIVANTS Healthcare Excellence Award Honors Exemplary Team Performance in the Healthcare Sector.” Österreichische Gesundheitskasse (ÖGK): (12/2020).
"Kidney Check: The Next Generation of Surveillance for Hypertension, Diabetes and Chronic Kidney Disease." IFCC eNews (12/2020): 27-28.
"Hospital Awarded Prestigious Accolade for Work to Support Patients With Sepsis.” The Princess Alexandra Hospital NHS Trust: (11/2020).
"Healthcare Excellence in 2020 Recognized by UNIVANTS Awards." HIMSS (11/2020)
"Kidney Check program receives UNIVANTS of Healthcare Excellence awards." University of Manitoba UM Today News (11/2020).
"IHE Joins Global Partners in Announcing 2020 UNIVANTS Awards." IHE News Release (11/20): 1.
"Leading Healthcare Excellence: A Conversation with Dr. Ellie Dow and Dr. Tim James." IFCC eNews (09/2020): 20-22.
"Shining a Light on the Value of Laboratory Medicine – UNIVANTS of Healthcare Excellence Program." Journal of Applied Laboratory Medicine, Volume 5 No. 5 (09/2020): 1142-1144.
"Recognizing Valued Advocates of the UNIVANTS of Healthcare Excellence Program." IFCC eNews (07/2020): 19-22.
"Standardization and Personalization for Improved Healthcare." IFCC eNews (06/2020): 30-31.
"Engaging Communities of Stakeholders for Measurably Better Patient Care." IFCC eNews (05/2020): 17-18.
"Join Us in Celebrating Healthcare Excellence on LinkedIn." LabMedica Interantional, Vol. 37 No. 3 (05/2020): 30.
"Participe Con Nosotros Celebrando la Excelencia en la Atención de la Salud en LinkedIn." LabMedica Espanol, Vol.37 No. 3 (05/2020): 30.
"Ten Tips for Achieving Global Recognition with the 2020 UNIVANTS of Healthcare Excellence Award Program." IFCC eNews (04/2020): 19-21.
"UNIVANTS of Healthcare Excellence." ACB News, Issue 664 (04/2020).
"Leading Healthcare Organizations UNITE to offer 2020 UNIVANTS of Healthcare Excellence Awards." IFCC eNews (04/2020): 21-23.
"WorldLab 2020 Takes on Healthcare Excellence." LabMedica International, Vol. 37 No. 1 (03/2020): p.31.
"WorldLab 2020 Aborda la Excelencia en la Atencion de Salud." LabMedica Espanol, Vol. 37 No. 1 (03/2020): p.31.
"Healthcare Quality Solutions - Ready your Workforce for Quality." IFCC eNews (03/2020): 30-31.
"Best in Area Awards - UNIVANTS of Healthcare Excellence." IFCC eNews (03/2020): 32.
"Integrated Clinical Care Team at The Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust Recognized for Healthcare Excellence." IFCC eNews (02/2020): 23-24.
"Leading Best Practices in Integrated Clinical Care for Antibiotic Stewardship." IFCC eNews (02/2020): 25-26.
"Leading Best Practices for the Recognition and Treatment of Hospitalized Patients with Diabetes." IFCC eNews (02/2020): 28-29.
"Interdisciplinary Team Recognized for Outstanding Acute Cardiac Care Using Novel Accelerated Diagnostics Pathway." IFCC eNews (02/2020): 26-27.
“World Renowned Research Leads to Live-Saving Measurably Better Healthcare for Patients Undergoing Non-Cardiac Surgery.” IFCC eNews (12/2019): 12-14.
"Cleveland Clinic's Best Practice Receives Recognition of Distinction for Innovations in Laboratory Stewardship." IFCC eNews (12/2019): 11-12.
"Cross-Industry Collaboration to Improve Detection and Treatment of Patients with Familial Hypercholesterolemia." IFCC eNews (12/2019): 14-15.
"Innovation, Leadership and Strategic Partnerships Trigger Unprecedented Outcomes in Dubai." IFCC eNews (11/2019): 22-23.
"Serving the Underserved: Innovative Viral Hepatitis Screening Program Enables Timely Detection." IFCC eNews (11/2019): 19-20.
"TriCore Reference Laboratories Partners with MCO to Improve Prenatal Care." IFCC eNews (11/2019): 20-21.
"Asociando el Valor de la Medicina de Laboratorio a Indicadores Clave de Desempeño Teniendo en Cuenta a Todos Interesados." LabMedica En Espanol, Vol. 36 No. 7 (11/2019): p.62.
"Linking the Value of Laboratory Medicine to Key Performance Indicators Across Healthcare Stakeholders." LabMedica International, Vol. 36 No. 7 (11/2019); p.62.
"Stars in Their Eyes." North of Scotland Laboratories Programme Taigh-solais (10/2019)
"Measurable Impact of the Clinical Laboratory to Patients, Clinicians, and Health Systems" Lab Medica International, Vol. 36 No. 6 (10/2019).
"Impacto Medible del Laboratorio Clinico Sobre los Pacientes, Los Medicos y los Sistemas de Salud." LabMedica En Espanol, Vol. 36 No. 6 (10/2019).
"Unifying for Something Greater in Rio De Janeiro." IFCC eNews (10/2019): 17-18.
"Improving Patient Care Through Co-Reporting eGFRs for Personalized Drug Therapy." . (10/2019): 17-18.
"Measurably Better Healthcare Performance in Palestine Through Leadership and Comprehensive Quality Management." IFCC eNews (10/2019): 17-18.
"Intelligent Liver Function Testing (iLFT) – An Emerging Partnership with Abbott." AHSP Publications (2019).
"Avant-Garde Liver Function Testing, Leading a Best Practice Charge from Dundee, Scotland." IFCC eNews (09/2019): 18-20.
"Leading Research at Oxford Leads to Best Practice Award for Their Pre-Eclampsia Care." IFCC eNews (09/2019): 15-16.
"Abbott and Health Industry Leaders Announce 2019 UNIVANTS of Healthcare Excellence Award Winners." News Medical Life Sciences, 23 July 2019.
"Intelligent Testing Could Save Lives by Defusing Ticking Time Bomb of Liver Disease." University of Dundee (06/2019)
"Tayside Liver Testing Project Presented with Healthcare Excellence Award." The Low Down NHS Tayside, 26 June 2019
"Best Practices to Advance Healthcare: Integration of Laboratory Insights in Healthcare Management." EHMA Conference, 2019
"Looking Back: Howard Morris and the UNIVANTS of Healthcare Excellence Program." IFCC eNews (05/2019): 11-12.
"Team Wolves Scoop Healthcare Excellence Award!" ACB News, Issue 658, April 2019
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