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Novel EHR Tools to Assist With Organ Procurement Workflows

8:30am - 9:30am Wednesday, February 13
Orlando - Orange County Convention Center


Organ donation impacts donor patients, families and up to 50+ recipients. Time is of the essence when referring patients to organ procurement organizations (OPO) in order to impact as many lives as possible. CMS guidelines state a hospital must notify the OPO of every death or imminent death in the hospital. – CMS COPs §482.45(a)(1). Surveillance and chart review are currently used to locate these patients. Consequently, donor referrals are called in too late or not at all. Discrete clinical data within the EHR can be used to create a workflow where patients are quickly identified based on specified criteria. This session will educate participants about organ donation and how the use of EHR data was used to create a workflow for the end of life population as well as the varying providers who care for them while encouraging clinical informaticists to think innovatively and use existing data to meet quality guidelines.

Learning Objectives: 

  • Discuss the importance of the organ donation referral process and how it relates to the EHR
  • Explain how documented data within the EHR can be used to consistently identify a specified population
  • Identify clinical issues where use of innovative tools provide quality outcomes and increased efficiency in shared clinical workflows to meet the needs of several disciplines


Donation Coordinator, Medical Operations,
Cleveland Clinic
Clinical Analyst,
Cleveland Clinic


Clinical Informaticists
Nurse, CNO, CNIO
Quality Professional