Success Story

The Challenge

In the world of organ transplants, having the right information at hand can literally mean the difference between life and death. The ability to integrate data generated from disparate sources, augment it with transplant observations and view it as a whole is key.
In this case, a world-renowned medical and research center had no single system to view patient status and clinical information or extract useable data quickly. Doctors had to wait on IT report requests or spend time navigating through multiple sources of data, which hindered the decision-making process.
This medical center wanted to consolidate transplant data for better patient decision support and management, as well as for use in research and quality control. They wanted to interface their lab system with their Electronic Medical Record (EMR) and other systems that house transplant data into a consolidated application.
For help, this world-renowned transplant center turned to Life Sciences at MSA.

The Solution

Life Sciences installed an application that allowed our client to easily collect, access and organize critical patient data from all departments and resources. EDIT™ (Electronic Data Interface for Transplantation) is MSA’s innovative software management solution designed specifically for transplant programs.
EDIT allowed our client to bring patient and donor data into one platform. It was interfaced with several systems for automated population of labs, medications, demographics, and additional information.
We also employed EDIT’s ad hoc report builder to develop the reports and metrics that were instrumental in improving the center’s process. The center continuously uses numerous reports they have built with this tool to aid in their daily patient care.
In addition, our team provided workflow analysis and training to integrate the new platform into the daily transplant center process.

The Results

MSA’s solution allows our client to save valuable time, get a more comprehensive view of a patient’s history and medical status, evaluate situations, and deliver better care.
With EDIT, the transplant center can easily gather disparate data, pull reports for multiple uses, and maintain compliance. They also benefit from more robustly managed patients by use of EDIT’s alerting and task list features.
MSA’s solution also produced some surprising results, including a drop in the decline rate of donors, as well as a reduced wait time for candidates on the national transplant wait list, and an increase in the speed to listing for transplant candidates.
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