Communicate with the various teams via Join to manage the entire process of organ transplants

Prof. Dr. med. Markus Kamler
Priv.-Doz. Dr. med. Achim Koch
Assistant Juri Lubarski
University Hospital Essen
Essen, Germany

“Organ transplantation is a multidisciplinary team approach, which means that many team members are involved and all of them have to be at the same level of information. So far, we passed the information from colleague to colleague via telephone chains, which of course is very time consuming and very tedious. If there are any questions, you have to call all the team members again. The big advantage of a messenger is that everyone is at the same level of information at the same time. Queries can be answered directly in the chat. This has the great advantage that everyone always knows what the current status is.

We have developed a fixed schedule according to which we have defined certain times, such as acceptance of an organ offer, extraction team leaves the recipient hospital, arrives at the donor hospital, has seen the organ, etc. These timestamps are set in Join. So the whole team knows what the current status is.

A picture is worth a thousand words. In other words, when it comes to people outside the clinic having new information and needing to share it with everyone else, a picture is worth a thousand words. Images and especially the specific medical files, ie DICOM files, such as computed tomography, MRI or even films can be shared via Join. And so each picture is worth a thousand words every time.”