Work in data analytics is a pillar of the Association for Diagnostics & Laboratory Medicine's (ADLM’s, formerly AACC's) Strategic Plan and the association is invested in moving this initiative forward to help lab professionals capitalize on and/or further develop expertise in data analytics. To this end, ADLM’s Data Analytics Steering Committee has created a three-pronged approach of education, data access, and community-building.

As an ongoing part of this plan, ADLM publishes essential information on machine learning and use of real-world data in its journals and other publications. Educational presentations and engaging challenges help to create an environment for ADLM members and affiliated professionals to maximize their analytics abilities. ADLM also influences the broader conversation through the development of position statements on data analytics and interoperability, and participated in and endorses the Diabetes Technology Society’s iCoDE standard.