Organ Transplant Management Across All Stages
Organ transplant management starts way before the patient is actually transplanted. From referral to actual organ transplant there are many steps that require good communication and coordination. GridSense Health is a platform for organ transplant management and transplant care. It is comprehensive, enables patient participation and assists in decision making with better analysis of data trends. There are modules designed for each stage in transplant care.
GridSense Health offers a web based interface for all the transplant center tasks. It also provides a unique set of role specific mobile apps. There are apps for the coordinators and for transplant doctors who have the access to the transplant database and facilitate communication with the patients.
There is a specially designed patient app. The transplant centers offer it to the patients on accepting the patient. This app is automatically configured with right set of data for the required organ and the patient’s status in the transplant journey.
Transplant Care Is Teamwork
Transplantation is a major intervention, the success of which depends on expertise drawn from multiple specialties. Success ratings of a transplant center depend on good organ transplant management. This requires swift communication and friction free coordination. GridSense Health is designed to facilitate collaboration across multiple teams. It serves the needs of the transplant administration and the regulator, the transplant surgeons, other specialists involved in the transplant surgery as well as post care, the coordinators and the patients.
Dealing with uncertainty of getting an organ is a biggest challenge in organ transplant management. A patient’s wait for an organ could be a few months or a few years. Completing workup for a quick listing and the waiting list management are important tasks for a transplant program. There are regulatory requirements that dictate minimum score under the Composite Pre-transplant Management (CPM) and the simple rationale of saving every life.
Referral to Listing
Smooth and hassle free registration of a patient on the waiting list is the first step in organ transplant management. Patients are not in best of the condition, reducing the time taken from referral to listing is important. Pre-transplant workup of a patient is complex and a data intensive task. Clinical coordinators are overworked as they need to spend hours collating critical parameters from patient reports. Using the GridSense Health app patients can directly upload the workup reports to the transplant database. Coordinators can fast track the listing process.
Good waiting list management is both, a patient concern and a regulatory norm. Waiting time for an organ can run into years. Waiting list mortality and dropout on waiting list are key factors to be controlled. A regular followup with listed patients is required. Using the Gridsense Health app patients will be reminded of the upcoming checkups. Patients in turn can directly update the test results into the database. Alerts are raised to clinical staff when a patient shows signs of deterioration.
Last Minute Access
Getting an organ is a matter of chance. Time to respond is the key to good organ transplant management. The window to use the organ is very short. Having a quick and easy but secure access to patients data is critical for doctors and coordinators to manage the pre-transplant activities. It can save the coordinators time in contacting patients and help the surgery team to quickly review a patient’s medical history and risk profile before the surgery. The dedicated sets of apps give each team member the right degree of access to patient data.
An App for Managing Surgery Notes
Smart App for Surgery Notes
- A smart app that can be configured for surgery best practices.
- Record surgery notes with all details quickly and easily, even from the OT
- Record the sketches and the photos of the graft
- Query the surgery notes at the point of care.
- The induction used and details of biliary anastomosis when there are complications after discharge
- Complete analytics on historical surgery notes using machine learning models.
- Study of historical data to classify surgery steps by the patient outcomes.
Post Transplant Followup
A transplant patient needs lifelong care and monitoring.
Post-transplant care is lifelong and transplant medication is a balancing act. Post discharge the patients require regular monitoring of critical parameters that reflect how well the organ is functioning. GridSense Health makes it easy for transplant centers to monitor patients compliance with the transplant protocol.
Patient Contact Program
Patient education and participation is an important factor in the success of an organ transplant. The transplant center’s communication with the patient is facilitated by the mobile app. This paves the way for preventive care. Patients can report their daily monitored parameters and symptoms using the app, in a safe and secure manner.
Post-transplant complications and re-admissions cost money and affect the graft survival. Gridsense Health integrates patient reported data into the decision pool. Our proactive analysis of the patients data enables in creating an early warning system. Upon such alerts, the transplant center can take quick actions to avert complications.
Trends and Critical Events
- Organ transplant management is a difficult area of patient care
- GridSense Health makes it easy for the clinician to see patient’s historical data
- Critical parameters are grouped logically so that the relative shifts are easy to grasp
- There is a tabular view of multiple parameters to allow easy browsing
- The trend charts of related parameters are grouped together and displayed graphically
- There is a contextual navigation from the graphical trends relating these to patient’s condition
- Trend charts and graphical dashboards are available on the web and on the mobile apps
GridSense Health - Solution Benefits
The preventive and participatory approach helps in reducing risks and costs of transplant management.
Benefits to Payers
GridSense Health is all about improving quality and the reach of transplant care. This has a direct impact on reducing patient complications leading to hospital re-admissions. Thus reducing overall cost of patient care.
GridSense Health is deigned to help transplant programs in achieving very high levels of short term and long term care for organ transplant patients. This helps in regulatory compliance and transplant program ratings.
GridSense Health has created a revolutionary organ transplant care solution for patients by leveraging mHealth. The mobile apps are designed to educate and engage patients for self-care. The apps improve patient compliance and long term survival.