What is Alberta Precision Laboratories?
Alberta Precision Laboratories (APL) is the new, wholly-owned subsidiary of Alberta Health Services (AHS) and is ready to deliver high-quality, responsive diagnostic lab services to Albertans as a part of the provincial healthcare system.
APL is the consolidation of lab services into one organization previously provided by AHS, Calgary Lab Services (CLS), Covenant Health, and Lamont Health Care Centre.
Why was APL created?
Consolidating laboratory services and staff from across the province will ensure healthcare providers across Alberta are provided with faster access to lab results – leading to better patient outcomes and an enhanced patient experience.
Ultimately, this will help improve the efficiency of Alberta’s lab system and the response times for results to Albertans.
RFP for Community Lab Services
On June 11, 2021, Alberta Health Services and Alberta Precision Laboratories identified DynaLIFE Medical Labs as the preferred proponent to provide community laboratory services in Alberta, following a Request for Proposals (RFP) process that was launched in December 2020.
AHS and APL will enter into negotiations with DynaLIFE for a contract for the delivery of laboratory services in some or all of the province. Contracting of community lab services is an opportunity for innovation and potential cost savings identified by the AHS Performance Review.
Opportunities for stakeholders to provide input and ask questions about community lab services will be part of a transition plan that will be developed as soon as possible. In the meantime, please direct any questions you might have to: firstname.lastname@example.org
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