Navigating Transplant Outcomes: What Transplant Centers Need to Know



Navigating Transplant Outcomes : What Transplant Centers Need to Know


Tuesday, November 28, 2017
3:00 - 4:00 pm Eastern Time  


Christine Palms, RN, MS, CCTC, CPTC - Moderator
Director of Transplant Services

Lourdes Health System
Camden, NJ

Nicole Ali, MD - Speaker
Transplant Nephrologist
Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine
New York University Medical Center
New York, NY


A transplant centers' ability to understand and forecast patient and graft survival trends is a key component of a program's success. Is the risk adjustment model your " friend or foe"? This information session will provide you with a better understanding of recipient and donor variables and how this may impact a program's expected outcomes.

Target Audience:  

Members of the donation and transplantation community serving diverse populations to include administrators, coordinators, physicians, nurses, surgeons, managers, quality improvement specialists, social workers, and other donation and transplantation center professionals and their colleagues.

Learning Objectives:

By the end of the webinar the participant will be able to:

  • Explain the OPTN (Bayesian methodology) and CMS flagging criteria to evaluate a transplant center's performance. 
  • Describe the two key performance outcome measures in transplantation.
  • Describe the SRTR risk adjustment model and its linkage to UNET forms and documentation.
  • Describe how to utilize the risk adjustment model and data tables to forecast transplant center survival rates.

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