UNOS has selected Nineteen transplant hospitals to participate in the initial pilot phase of COIIN (the Collaborative Innovation and Improvement Network), a three-year project intended to increase kidney utilization and study new methods of quality monitoring.
Created using the data visualization software, Tableau, the tool enables busy administrators to simply point and click to uncover detailed information about active and inactive candidates on their waiting list.
An analysis of data 18 to 20 months after implementation of the kidney allocation system (KAS) shows a number of longer-term patterns, with success in a number of key system goals.
Application deadline has been extended to August 31, 2016.
UNOS staff will be assessing effective practices for utilization of moderate to high KDPI kidneys while maintaining quality outcome measures.
When new policy becomes effective on January 21, KPD donor hospitals are responsible for all HLA typing for donors and for arranging shipment of the donor blood sample to the candidate’s hospital or lab for crossmatch.