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UNet system changes

Below you’ll find summaries of changes to the UNet system that resulted from upcoming or recently implemented policy changes.

Also, see which sections of UNet online help we recently updated. Most recent update: October 31, 2017.

 

Date System Notice
12/12/2017 Upcoming update to HCC automatic approval criteria.
12/6/2017 Adding five infectious disease tests to DonorNet.
11/06/2017 New data submission compliance report
10/16/2017 Upcoming enhancement to patient safety contact list.
9/12/2017 We’ve updated the HLA equivalency tables and added DQA1 equivalences.
9/12/2017 New implementation date for HLA equivalency table update and addition of DQA1 equivalences.
8/10/2017 Simultaneous liver-kidney allocation ( SLK) policy changes now in effect.
8/29/2017 Coming soon: HLA equivalency table update and addition of DQA1 equivalences.
6/29/2017 Coming soon: Kidney allocation system updates in DonorNet.
5/31/2017 We added new fields in waitlist to help you prepare for simultaneous liver-kidney (SLK) allocation policy.
4/06/2017 OPOs: Toxoplasmosis testing now required for all donors.
3/30/2017 Message Boards to UNet KPD System Now available
3/30/2017 Change to Waitlist field regarding pediatric lung candidates now in effect
3/22 Explanation text box added to improving patient safety portal
3/17 OPOs will soon be required to submit PDTR form electronically
1/31/17 2017 UNOS RFI now available
1/18/17 Waitlist enhancement allows you to edit SSN
1/1/17 Imminent and eligible death definition reporting changes coming on January 1, 2017; training is available
12/1/16 TransNet version 5.4.1 released Thursday, Dec. 1.
12/1/16 Match results page in DonorNet revised today
11/23/16 Security Administrators: Requirements for login names when setting up new users
11/14/16 OPOs and UNOS collaborate on two new DonorNet enhancements
11/10/16 Recent DonorNet changes to the Donor Feedback Form and TIEDI Deceased Donor Registration (DDR) Form.
11/10/16 We’ve added new options to the field donor type on the living donor registration (LDR) forms to enable centers to accurately report non domino therapeutic donors.
10/13/16 New kidney waitlist management tool available in Data Services Portal.
10/12/16 UNet users will be logged out after 90 min. of inactivity.
9/29/16 You must report serum lipase and serum lipase upper normal limit results when making pancreas offers.
11/10/16 Upcoming changes to DDR and donor feedback forms.
9/28/16 KPD system enhancement allows you to put bridge donors on hold.
9/14/16 OPOs now have 180 days to upload donor attachments.
8/18/16 OPOs can make facilitated pancreas allocation offers without organ center assistance.
8/18/16 Phase 1 of requirement to report serum lipase and serum lipase upper normal limit results is complete.
7/20/16 Coming soon: requirement to report serum lipase and serum lipase upper normal limit results at time of pancreas offers
7/20/16 OPOs will soon have ability to make facilitated pancreas allocation offers without organ center
7/15/16 Update your internet browser to be ready for UNet system upgrade
7/07/16 Pediatric heart allocation system changes now effective
7/07/16 Temporary Interruption of UNet Services on July 7, 2016
6/23/16 System changes related to ABO verification policy change are now in place
5/25/16 We increased the maximum weight value for candidates and donors to 650lbs
5/18/16 Coming June 23: System changes related to ABO verification policy change
5/04/16 Improved Waitlist Removal History Search
4/20/16 Data services portal in UNet now includes Center STAR files
4/18/16 Update your internet browser to be ready for system upgrade
4/14/16 Change requiring collection of data at time of removal for lung candidates supported by extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) now effective
4/14/16 Change to Improve Reporting of Aborted Procedures and Non-Transplanted Organs Now Effective
3/22/16 Pediatric heart allocation policy and system changes
3/16/16 Recent enhancement increases maximum BMI limits
3/01/16 Enhancement to UNet Infrastructure and Browser Compatibility
2/10/16 UNOS staffing survey launches on Feb. 10
2/04/16 Reinstating an “override” functionality for unresolved RRB exception requests
1/28/16 Transplant Administrators: 2016 RFI is available on January 28
1/21/16 Changes in place to HLA typing requirements for KPD donors and candidates
1/21/16 Changes in place to HLA Fields
1/11/16 Policy and system changes effective Jan. 11, 2016, adding serum sodium to MELD Calculation
12/16/15 New data services portal
12/16/15 New and improved UNet homepage launched
11/21/15 Kidney and liver programs seeking HOPE Act IRB approval
11/19/15 Policy changes requiring OPOs to re-execute the match run
11/18/15 New extra vessel reports added to TIEDI
11/4/15 Effective Now: Required re-entry of SSN and DOB when adding a candidate in Waitlist
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