Award Program


New Applicants

Please review this page to learn about eligibility requirements, important dates and judging criteria. You will also find helpful resources to guide you through the application.

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For returning applicants and judges.

Tools for Success

To navigate and optimize your application, an Applicant Guide is available for your reference. This includes but is not limited to: frequently asked questions, important definitions, best practice examples, and helpful hints.

To streamline the application process, we encourage you to use the templates provided below to collect the necessary information for your online application.

Measurable Impact

Process Attributes

Key Partners

To further ensure the strength and quality of your application please use this recommended Checklist throughout the application process. This same checklist will be used in your final application submission to help mitigate unnecessary disqualification.

Applications are automatically saved throughout each visit (with manual save also possible) to allow multiple visits if the application cannot be completed in a single sitting.

For translated versions of the above files, please use the links below.

Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Spanish

Application Eligibility Requirements

All Clinical Care Initiatives must meet the minimum requirements for application submission:

    1. The care initiative must be a single project that is implemented into clinical practice.
    2. The care initiative must include at least three disciplines (including Laboratory Medicine/Pathology).
      • Example Care Team: Laboratory Medicine, Quality, Information Technology (IT), and Nursing.
    3. There must be at least one measurable impact or Key Performance Indicator (KPI) associated with each of the four stakeholders: patients, clinicians, health systems / administration, and payors.
    4. Impact can be assessed quantitatively (preferred) or qualitatively, but there must be at least one KPI with quantitative measurement that supports the measurably better healthcare performance within the application.

Applicant Eligibility

This prestigious award is open to all healthcare teams and professionals, regardless of any affiliations with Abbott and/or our Program Partners. This includes research projects, speaking engagements and/or disclosures, commercial affiliations, processes, consulting, or instrumentation.

Health Systems / Administration
Important Dates

Date Deadline Details
August 31st, 2020 (11:59pm CST) 2020 Application Deadline
September 30th, 2020 2020 Judge Assessment Deadline
November 2020 2020 Winner and Non-Winner Notifications
Judges Criteria

This prestigious honor is awarded through partnership with leading professional societies, institutions, and associations in the fields of healthcare, economics, and quality. All submissions will be assessed on the merits of measurable impact of their care project to patients, clinicians, health systems / administration, and payors. Interdisciplinary winning teams of the UNIVANTS of Healthcare Excellence Award will have demonstrated strength in unity and avant-garde approaches to solve problems in innovative ways for measurable impact.

Note: Abbott Diagnostics is a sponsor of the award but does not have any role in the scoring process and/or the selection of winners.

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