Each October, UNOS observes Security Awareness Month by training staff and sharing best practices to protect UNOS systems and keep patient information safe. We also wanted to take this time to highlight an important partner in our collective efforts: UNet security administrators at OPTN member transplant hospitals, OPOs and histocompatibility labs.
If you use UNOS systems as part of your job in organ procurement or transplant, your security administrator gave you permissions to access DonorNet®, WaitlistSM, TransNet, KPDSM system, Patient Safety Reporting, and/or TIEDI®. We rely on security administrators to provide individuals with the right level of permissions they need to perform their job. They are also responsible to notify UNOS Membership as soon as possible when a UNet user changes roles or leaves the organization.
Security administrators review and update UNet permissions each year. They also notify UNOS when there is a personnel change. UNet users can access a self-service feature to change passwords and update certain information.
We heard you! Revamping security administration site
Security administrators have told us that their UNet site could use some improvements, and we asked them for specifics. We plan to update the security administration site in 2019 to improve the flow and functions on the site, to make it easier to use. We look forward to collaborating with users to make sure that we are moving in the right direction with changes.
If you have questions or suggestions, contact UNOS Customer Service (UNet Help Desk) at 1-800-978-4334 or [email protected].