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Educational toolkit, virtual town hall address transplant program performance reviews

An electronic toolkit of resources explains the OPTN/UNOS MPSC  performance review process for transplant centers. The toolkit features educational recordings and reference materials to clarify current processes.

A recording of the May 5, 2015, performance monitoring town hall meeting is now available.

UNOS is offering 0.75 Category 1 CEPTCs for reviewing the toolkit.  To receive credit, members must complete the toolkit materials and then take the evaluation/assessment (link is on the toolkit page).

MPSC Performance Monitoring Series:
Demystifying the Transplant Program Performance Review Process

Background

The Membership and Professional Standards Committee (MPSC) performs performance reviews on transplant programs that are identified as possibly underperforming using the Bayesian methodology. There are many myths and misunderstandings associated with the performance review process due to the fact that only members that have been identified as possibly underperforming go through the process, and the performance review process is mistakenly linked to other compliance reviews. The MPSC Performance Monitoring Series began with instruction surrounding the new Bayesian methodology for identifying potential underperforming programs. Now that programs know how they are identified, the next step is instructing on how performance reviews occur. The performance review process is not changing; this instruction is based on the current MPSC process.

Program Goal

The goal of the performance monitoring electronic toolkit is to educate transplant programs on the current MPSC performance review process.

The goal of the virtual town hall event is to provide a venue for transplant programs to ask clarifying questions about the current MPSC performance review process.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of the performance monitoring electronic toolkit, the participant will be able to:

Explain the MPSC performance review process
Identify the net benefits of MPSC performance reviews
Differentiate roles in the MPSC performance review process

Upon completion of the virtual town hall event, the participant will be able to:

Locate MPSC performance review process resources

Date and Time of Program

The electronic toolkit will be released to transplant programs on April 6, 2015.

The virtual town hall event will be held on May 5, 2015 from 3 – 4 p.m. ET. It will be recorded and added to the electronic toolkit after completion.

Intended Audiences

Transplant Program Administrators/Managers
Transplant Program Clinical Coordinators
Transplant Program Directors
Transplant Program Physicians and Surgeons
Transplant Program Compliance and Quality Review Officers

Continuing Education

0.75 Category 1 CEPTC(s)

Subject-Matter Experts

Dr. Jonathan M. Chen
Membership and Professional Standards Committee Chair
Chief of Congenital Cardiac Surgery
Seattle Children’s Hospital – WACH
Seattle, Washington
jonathan.chen@seattlechildrens.org
 
Dr. George E. Loss
At Large Representative for the MELD Enhancement Subcommittee
Chief of Ochsner Transplant Institute
Ochsner Foundation Hospital – LAOF
New Orleans, LA
gloss@ochsner.org

Sharon Shepherd, J.D, MSN, RN
Transplant Systems Performance Manager
Member Quality Department
United Network for Organ Sharing – UNOS
Richmond, VA
sharon.shepherd@unos.org

Bob Carrico, Ph.D.
Senior Biostatistician
Research Department
United Network for Organ Sharing – UNOS
Richmond, VA
bob.carrico@unos.org

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