Strategic partnership: BCCDC Foundation and PHSA Lower Mainland Laboratories
Excerpt from the BCCDC Foundation’s 2016-2017 Annual Report:
The Foundation is helping to support the Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA) Lower Mainland Laboratories (LM Labs) with an essential and strategic Laboratory Improvements project. LM Labs, a key component of the health care system, delivers over 64 million results annually, and informs 70-80% of medical decisions through a comprehensive range of public pathology and laboratory services. from routine lab testing to highly specialized laboratory medicine to support diagnosis and care locally and across the province. Strategic system upgrades and replacements are required by LM Labs to ensure that lab systems can interface with system-wide improvements in hospital-based clinical information systems; enhancing systems now will set a stronger platform for further improvements to enhance patient diagnostics, delivery of care, academic partnerships and quality of service delivery. The Foundation has been working with PHSA to advance these upgrades, supporting essential strategic alignments for our provincial public health lab system.
For more information on the Foundation’s activities and partnerships, you can read the full 2016-2017 Annual Report online.