Continuously improving operations is guided by thoughtful analysis of performance metrics. The Scientific Registry of Transplant Recipients (SRTR) serves the national community of organ donation and transplantation professionals by providing advanced statistical and epidemiological analyses related to solid organ allocation and transplantation. This information is available to all programs and centers to utilize for their own organization’s success.
On January 25, 2022, Dr. Jon Snyder, Director of Transplant Epidemiology at the Hennepin Healthcare Research Institute, presented on behalf of SRTR the Conversation Series program entitled Knowing is Half the Battle: Using SRTR Data to Monitor Transplant Program Performance. Several hundred professionals attended the presentation and shared the value of understanding the usage of various performance metrics in their daily work. Survey feedback from the session revealed the importance of Dr. Snyder’s accessible style and clarity with numbers.
Based on this strong community feedback, The Alliance will collaborate with SRTR to host this metrics-focused program annually for the community of practice. Each January community partners can look forward to a presentation, followed by breakout sessions to explore the SRTR databases to use for their own organizations. Discussion will be facilitated to ensure the program is as effective as possible to immediately utilize the information in the local organizations. The 2023 Conversation Series program is set for Tuesday, January 24, 2023 at 2pm ET.
Collaborations are core to the mission of The Alliance, which unites the organ donation, transplantation and healthcare communities. Through many forums, The Alliance facilitates collective creativity to enable organizational agility and ongoing innovations.
The Chronic Disease Research Group, a division of the Hennepin Healthcare Research Institute (formerly known as the Minneapolis Medical Research Foundation), operates the Scientific Registry of Transplant Recipients (SRTR) under contract from the Division of Transplantation, Healthcare Systems Bureau, Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). The SRTR contractor is responsible for providing statistical and other analytic support to the Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network (OPTN) for purposes including the formulation and evaluation of organ allocation and other OPTN policies. Additionally, SRTRprovides analytic support to HHS in a variety of areas including policy formulation and evaluation, system performance metrics, economic analysis, and preparation of recurring and special reports to Congress.