Using targeted algorithmic clinical triggers and secure interoperability, iReferral eliminates the need for manual referral processes over the phone. iReferral sends urgent information from the hospital’s electronic health record (EHR) system directly to the OPO’s iTransplant℠ donation management system. OCT confirmation is immediate and automatically logged in the hospital’s EHR, streamlining regulatory compliance requirements, including those of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS).
“DonorConnect is excited to embrace any tool that helps streamline the organ retrieval and transplant process and ensure positive outcomes for transplant recipients,” explained Tracy Schmidt, Executive Director and President of DonorConnect. “We have been looking forward to implementing iReferral and seeing the improved efficiencies the system will provide.”
Following a successful pilot launch at Intermountain Medical Center in early 2022, iReferral℠ has launched in Intermountain Healthcare’s intensive care units at Intermountain Medical Center and Intermountain McKay-Dee Hospital, with plans to roll out across other establishments and units later this year.
Wade LiuVice President of Products for the Transplantation Division of InVita Healthcare Technologies, said, “iReferral represents a unique victory and a step forward for everyone involved in the donation-transplantation ecosystem. Hospitals can enforce compliance with federal requirements to refer potential donors. Nurses and providers can stay at the bedside and focus on patient care instead of regurgitating information over the phone that is already in the EHR OPOs can automatically and reliably receive essential referrals to assess all possible donation opportunities Families can be offered the opportunity to donate at the appropriate and appropriate time. All of this helps to maximize the donation of organ, tissue and eye transplants for the many people who currently need them.
Situated at Utah with facilities in seven states and additional operations in the western United States, Intermountain Health Care is a not-for-profit system of 33 hospitals, 385 clinics, medical groups with some 3,800 employed physicians and advanced practice providers, a health plans division called SelectHealth with more than one million members, and other services from health. By helping people live the healthiest lives possible, Intermountain is committed to improving community health and is widely recognized as a leader in healthcare transformation using evidence-based best practices to provide consistently high quality results at sustainable costs.
DonorConnect (formerly Intermountain Donor Services), headquartered in the Salt Lake City is the federally designated non-profit community service organization dedicated to the recovery and transplantation of organs and tissues for UtahSouth East Idahowestern Wyomingand Elko, Nevada. Our service area encompasses over 3.9 million people, over 90 hospitals and three transplant centers – Primary Children’s Hospital, Intermountain Medical Center, University of Utah Hospital (with the George E. Wahlen Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center).
InVita provides mission-critical and chain-of-custody software technologies for complex medical, forensic and community care environments. InVita’s solutions streamline clinical workflows, optimize supply chains, sample tracking and visibility across donations and transplants, blood and plasma operations, tissue and implant lifecycle and environments spanning DNA and forensics. InVita continues to expand the iReferral℠ and iTransplant℠ platforms, supporting nearly 75% of all OPOs in United Statesand is used by more than 12,500 healthcare professionals in more than 100 organ, tissue, eye and birth tissue organizations around the world.
SOURCE InVita Healthcare Technologies