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Improvement

All teach. All share. All learn.

When the transplantation and donation community comes together to share effective practices, it can spark change for everyone.

By tracking progress and sharing key learnings in a supportive peer environment, OPTN members can help each other improve organizational processes, become more efficient, and increase life-saving transplants.

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What are some of the ways OPTN collaborative projects help the transplantation and donation community drive change?

Collaborating to improve transplantation

The mission of every transplantation and donation organization is to increase access to lifesaving transplants, and every OPTN member institution has developed its own suite of performance improvement processes to help accomplish that goal.

When members open themselves up to their peers, they find it is possible to work smarter, utilize more organs, lower costs, communicate better, and save more lives.


Collaboration icon Why join a collaborative?

By tracking progress and sharing key learnings in a supportive environment—coached by specialists—OPTN members can help each other improve organizational processes, become more efficient, and increase life-saving transplants.

Learning icon Learning together

In an OPTN collaborative, participating member organizations are supported by trained improvement professionals whose role is to assist in identifying opportunities for creative change.

Register now icon Get access to an improvement playbook

In every project, teams have access to a playbook of change ideas. This toolkit of interventions is complemented by select resources that help members. In OPTN collaborative improvement projects, members share successes as well as discuss any challenges during monthly calls and in discussion forums.

Data and metrics icon Data and metrics

Specialized dashboards in the private collaborative improvement website let participants quickly grasp what changes are having an impact. Performance data is secure but also transparent to all participants—this openness means project teams improve together.

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“Participating in Collaborative Improvement has given our center the opportunity to learn from so many others. It amazed me how many of us were trying to solve the same problems. Being able to share experiences and learn from each other allowed us to solve our problems rapidly and with greater success.”

Megan Fairbank, MBA, Transplant Quality and Regulatory Manager Oregon Health & Science University