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Changes for reporting extra vessel disposition

Changes for reporting extra vessel disposition

Important update: Earlier this week, some of you noticed that vessel dispositions you already reported are appearing in UNet as “Never Reported.” We have resolved that issue and your reports should now be correct. 

Additionally, UNOS staff are continuing to enter any vessels disposition data you faxed to us between 8/1/2015 and 10/21/2015. Until we catch up on this backlog, any vessels data you submitted during that timeframe will appear as “expected” vessels data. When we have completed the data entry backlog, we will inform you by updating this article and through UNOS Tech News.

On October 22, we replaced a PDF form to report extra vessel disposition with online reporting in Tiedi®. The OPTN/UNOS Board of Directors made this change because of extensive member feedback asking for an easier way to provide this information.

As of October 22, any extra vessels reported as recovered by an OPO and sent to your transplant hospital from 8/1/2012 through 10/21/2015 will show up as expected data on the day of implementation, if a disposition has not been reported to UNOS (the expected data report will appear on the extra vessels tab in UNet℠). While there is no specific deadline for you to resolve these cases, they will continue to show up until you have reported the dispositions. Current policy requires reporting but does not specify a timeframe.

A new policy requiring vessels disposition reporting within seven days of use or destruction applies to vessels recovered from October 22, 2015, forward. You will need to submit all vessels data online in Tiedi.

Resources

You can  access a simple guide to handling and repackaging vessels.

What you need to know

Transplant hospital and OPO staff who currently complete the paper vessel disposition form will need to be set-up with appropriate access and permissions to UNet, so they will be able to begin reporting online on implementation day. Programs will need to identify the individuals who need access, and work with UNOS to grant access for those individuals. This process takes some time, so please plan ahead.

UNet security administrators can continue to set up new users with permissions for vessel disposition reporting. Security administrators are able to access Security Administration in UNet and view help documentation containing instructions on how to set up new users.

When we added the new online reporting capability, we removed the vessel use report in Waitlist℠.

Access Frequently Asked Questions.

Contacts

If you have questions about compliance, monitoring or policy, contact your UNOS regional administrator at 804-782-4800.

Contact UNOS Customer Service (Help Desk) with system questions at 800-978-4334.

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