Operational Assessment

organizational assessmentTransplant Center Operational Assessment

Organizations engage Guidry & East to conduct Transplant Center Operational Assessments for a number of reasons. Transplant Center Operational Assessments are customized to the unique needs of each Transplant Center. The methodology for an operational assessment typically focuses on such topics as Leadership, Operations, Staffing, Pre-Transplant Donor and Recipient Evaluations, Patient Access, Physical Space, and Organ Utilization.

Leadership
  • Organizational leadership structure and make recommendations on appropriate supporting resources required for operational success of the Transplant Center
  • Physician and administrative management structure, including appropriate reporting relationships
Operations
  • Transplant clinic scheduling, patient flow, and medical records. Make recommendations to ensure efficient and cost-effective care
  • Time of referral to UNOS listing
Pre-transplant Donor and Recipient Evaluations
  • Appropriate clinical documentation for compliance and cost recovery
  • Electronic patient identifiers
  • Recipient pre-evaluation, and donor pre and post-donation follow-up
Patient Access
  • The pre-transplant registration process
  • The transplant financial clearance process
Physical Space
  • Current capacity of the Transplant Center and infrastructure support, and determine future needs based on volume projections and plans for future expansion
  • Current clinical space
  • Current HLA or OPO space
  • Lay staff office and work areas
  • Surgeon and Physician location and space
Organ Utilization
  • Cadaver organs excised in facility
  • Cadaver recipient organs
  • Live donor organs – In house transplant and Paired Donation
  • Medicare secondary for organ acquisition reimbursement
  • Organs discarded and/or sent to research