In May 2016, at the request of the Minister of Health, the HQCA presented the report, Moving Ahead on Transformation of Laboratory Services in Alberta. In response, the Minister directed that a project team be established under a Steering Committee of senior officials. This committee would consider and address four themes: a provincial plan for integrated laboratory services in Alberta; one laboratory information system for the province; planning for new laboratory infrastructure to meet the urgent needs in Edmonton; and, a robust stakeholder engagement process to support these processes. The outcome of this work was a second report from the HQCA, Provincial Plan for Integrated Laboratory Services in Alberta, 2017.
A Provincial Laboratory Services Project Steering Committee was established to provide oversight and expedited decision-making to the project team. As a participant on the steering committee, the HQCA developed for their consideration, a Provincial Plan for Integrated Laboratory Services in Alberta.