National Transplant Network Information System of US and EnglandZahra Mastaneh, Farkhondeh Asadi, Reza Rabiei, Azamossadat Hoseini and Hamid Moghaddasi*
Faculty of Paramedical Sciences, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
- *Corresponding Author:
- Hamid Moghaddasi
Associate Professor of Health Information Management and Medical Informatics
Faculty of Paramedical Sciences
Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences
E-mail: [email protected]
Received Date: April 26, 2017; Accepted Date: May 10, 2017; Published Date: May 18, 2017
Citation: Mastaneh Z, Asadi F, Rabiei R, Hoseini A, Moghaddasi H (2017) National Transplant Network Information System of US and England. J Transplant Technol Res 7: 173. doi:10.4172/2161-0991.1000173
Copyright: © 2017 Mastaneh Z, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Introduction and Objectives: National Transplant Network leads to integration of transplant activities chain amongst participating centers. Co-ordinate and timely information exchange among those centers is a key requirement of integration which is made possible by information system. The present research studied US and England National Transplant Network Information System. Background: In National Transplant Network of US, United Network for Organ Sharing, American Association of Tissue Banks, and National Marrow Donor Program have safe and online information systems which deal with the management of data associated with organs, tissues, and cells transplants respectively. The American Division of Transplantation in the department of Health and Human Services supervises the activities of these systems. In England, also the management of transplantation data is supervised by Department of Health and through information system of National Health Services, Blood and Transplant organization, where in addition to variety types of transplantations it comprises the data associated with blood supply chain. Findings: National Transplant Network Information System in US and England has such important characteristics as integrated management of the entire data related to transplantation types, clarity of data set, and the nature of their exchanges as well as precise and on time flow of information amongst network components which are supported by infrastructure features including government legal and financial backing, supervision of Health Ministries and involvement of policy making organization on national level. Conclusion: Given the breadth of transplantation services in US and England, via a precise and on time information flow, National Transplant Network Information System has created coordination amongst the components of National Transplant Network and consequently provided a comprehensive and equitable service nationwide.