Ben is a Design Director at the Accenture Federal Services (AFS) Studio, Accenture Federal’s human-centered design practice. Ben joined the Studio in 2019 bringing over 20 years of product design and user research experience from the private sector and currently works supporting federal agencies to simplify healthcare and education services.
Transplant Decision Making Tools: A Major Upside for Your Transplant Program
In 2022, over 7500 kidneys were discarded, twice the number just four years ago. Acceptance practices vary 100-fold between programs and even within programs. While troublesome, the number of kidneys available for transplant presents an extraordinary opportunity to increase transplant and save more lives. Chris Zinner and members of his team at Accenture will share the extensive research they did for HRSA on transplant program acceptance practices and physician decision making. Chris will highlight ways the decision-making process could be improved, while Michael Ghaffari of UNOS will join us to discuss how this new tool was implemented to assist decision makers and improve the consistency of organ acceptance practice.