IHE and global healthcare organizations join to launch the UNIVANTS of Healthcare Excellence Award


The Institute of Health Economics (IHE), together with other leading global healthcare organizations, is excited to help launch the UNIVANTS of Healthcare Excellence Award program. This annual award will honour integrated multidisciplinary clinical care teams with innovative approaches to achieve measurably better healthcare performance for patients, clinicians, payers and healthcare institutions.

“The Institute of Health Economics is pleased to be part of a program that will highlight and profile some best international team-based practices to improve the quality and sustainability of health systems,” said Dr. Christopher McCabe, Executive Director and CEO of the IHE. “Our organization is driven by creating value through collaboration, which includes sharing best practices.”

Other partners include Abbott, International Federation of Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine (IFCC), AACC, European Health Management Association (EHMA), Modern Healthcare, Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS), and National Association for Healthcare Quality (NAHQ).

The IHE invites teams to apply for the inaugural award who demonstrate:

  • Strength in Unity – teams working across disciplines to break down silos and develop care projects as collective and integrative teams
  • Avant-Garde – implementation of ideas that are at the forefront of change and mobilizing insights from the clinical laboratory to transform healthcare delivery
  • Nurturing and Passion – cultivation of communities, passionate about integrated clinical care and enabling others to do the same

Applications are due March 31, 2019. For more information on the 2019 UNIVANTS of Healthcare Excellence Awards and for the award application, please visit