Becker's Healthcare January 21, 2022
More automated transfers of electronic health information could bring “huge value” to healthcare providers in terms of saving clinicians’ time, according to David Mulligan, MD, chief of transplant surgery and immunology at Yale New Haven (Conn.) Health.
Yale partnered with New England Donor Services, the northeastern U.S.’ organ procurement organization, to develop an EHR tool to streamline the organ donation process. NEDS told Becker’s it was looking for a partner with the time and interest to collaboratively determine the best technical methodology to transmit organ donation referrals electronically.
Yale and NEDS began conversations in 2018, with both parties recognizing the highly manual organ donation process could be made more efficient through electronic information transfer. It took 18 months to develop the solution. During that...