The intent of the Transplant Center Task Force (TCTF) is to promote engagement of transplant centers as key partners in the DTCP by examining and addressing issues relevant to transplant center performance. The TCTF creates a forum for discussion and action on transplant center related issues relevant to the work of the DTCP.
The TCTF has developed revisions to the national award criteria. Representatives of the Scientific Registry of Transplant Recipients (SRTR) contractor shared the revised format for transplant center data reporting at the January meeting.
The TCTF hosts monthly national webinars, attended by more than 300 participants each month, to share best practices from high performing centers across the country and provide information from such outside sources as CMS and the SRTR. The webinar topics are chosen from recommendations provided by the transplant community.
In April 2012, the TCTF presented a poster at the Transplant Management Forum educating transplant professionals about the TCTF. Recently the TCTF has undertaken the challenge of creating a transplant quality resource guide for transplant centers. Ultimately this guide will be housed on an easily accessible website.
Finally, the TCTF helped to inform the content of the 2012 National Learning Congress to ensure it focused on the needs of the current transplant center professional. The TCTF is responsible for creating the transplant award criteria for the NLC. The award criteria were altered to address concerns that were voiced at the previous NLC while maintaining its ultimate goal of awarding transplant centers whose outcomes are statistically significantly better than expected. The TCTF meets routinely via quarterly conference calls and the individual committees meet on a more frequent basis as work determines, with assistance provided by an ODTA Consultant.
|Teresa Beigay, DrPH||HHS/HRSA/HSB/Division of Transplantation|
|Melissa Blevins, RN, MS||Mayo Clinic in Arizona|
|Helen Bottenfield||Organ Donation & Transplantation Alliance|
|Anthony Dawson, RN, MSN||New York Presbyterian Hospital|
|Stacey Doll, MPA||Penn Transplant Institute Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania|
|Shannon Dowell, RN, MSN, CCTN||Shannon Dowell, PLLC|
|Mary D Ellison, PhD||UNOS|
|Michael Goldstein, MD, FACS||Mount Sinai Medical Center|
|Ana Hands, MD||Ochsner Health System|
|Chris Hughes, MD||UPMC Thomas E. Starzl Transplantation Institute|
|Ajay Israni, MD, MS||Scientific Registry of Transplant Recipients, Minneapolis Medical Research Foundation|
|Bertram Kasiske, MD, FACP||Scientific Registry of Transplant Recipients, Minneapolis Medical Research Foundation|
|Tabitha Leighton, MPH||Scientific Registry of Transplant Recipients, Minneapolis Medical Research Foundation|
|Susan Leppke, MPH||Scientific Registry of Transplant Recipients, Minneapolis Medical Research Foundation|
|Monica Lin, PhD||HHS/HRSA/HSB/Division of Transplantation|
|Nancy Long, RN, BA, CCTC||Saint Luke’s Hospital of Kansas City|
|George Mazariegos, MD, FACS||Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC|
|Chris McLaughlin||HHS/HRSA/HSB/Division of Transplantation|
|Gwen McNatt, MS, RN, CNN, FNP-BC||Northwestern Memorial Hospital|
|Marian O’Rourke, RN, CTCC||Jackson Memorial Hospital/University of Miami Miller School of Medicine Miami Transplant Institute|
|Thomas Pearson, MD, DPhil||Emory University|
|John Rosendale, MS, CMT||UNOS|
|Nick Salkowski, PhD||Scientific Registry of Transplant Recipients, Minneapolis Medical Research Foundation|
|Kathy Schwab, RN||Mayo Clinic|
|Annette Snyder, PhD||HHS, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services|
|Jon Snyder, PhD, MS||Scientific Registry of Transplant Recipients, Minneapolis Medical Research Foundation|
|Randall Sung, MD||University of Michigan|
|Stuart Sweet, MD, PhD||Washington University|
|Karen Tritz||HHS, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services|
|Bob Walsh||HRSA Division of Transplantation|
|Michele Walton||HHS, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services|