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Data Advisory Committee

The Data Advisory Committee (DAC) is charged with overseeing all recommendations to the Board of Directors regarding specifications for collecting data on all transplant events, including all pre- and post-transplant events. It also has primary responsibility for recommending to the Board data release policies, data collection procedures, and specific OPTN database elements necessary for data analysis and research functions in support of the OPTN and the Scientific Registry.

Principles for Data Collection

Institutional members must provide sufficient data to OPTN to allow it to:

  • Develop transplant, donation, and allocation policies
  • Determine if Institutional Members are complying with policy
  • Determine Member-specific performance
  • Ensure patient safety when no alternative sources of data exist
  • Fulfill the requirements of the OPTN Final Rule

Current Projects

Implemented

Chair
  • Dr. Sandy Feng
  • University of California San Francisco Medical Center
Vice Chair
  • Dr. Rachel E Patzer
  • Emory University Hospital
Liaison
    • Members
    • Organization
    • Ms. Nicole Berry
    • LifeNet Health
    • Ms. Joyce E Hager
    • Division of Transplantation, HHS, Ex Officio-Non Voting
    • Mr. Richard D Hasz
    • Gift of Life Donor Program
    • Dr. Eileen Hsich
    • The Cleveland Clinic Foundation
    • Dr. Maryl R Johnson
    • University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics
    • Dr. Sumit Mohan
    • NY Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia Univ. Medical Center
    • Ms. Marian A O'Rourke
    • Jackson Memorial Hospital University of Miami School of Medicine
    • Dr. Jesse Schold
    • The Cleveland Clinic Foundation
    • Dr. Siddarth A Shah
    • Norton Children's Hospital

Meeting Summaries

REPORT TO THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS

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