HEALTH TECHNOLOGY, MEDICAL DEVICES

LMHS, InVita, Lifeline Launch iReferral to Boost Ohio Donation and Transplantation

Licking Memorial Health Systems (LMHS) | January 31, 2023 | Read time : 02:00 min

LMHS, InVita, Lifeline

On January 30, 2023, Licking Memorial Health Systems (LMHS) integrated with Lifeline of Ohio and InVita Healthcare Technologies to launch iReferral to automate its identification and Lifeline's electronic referral of tissue, organ, and eye donors.

iReferral will automatically recognize suitable donors and trace the referral process from a hospital to the organ procurement organization (OPO). Apart from gathering information on workflow, nursing time, and returns providers, it will increase opportunities for transplantation and donation, adhering to the federal government's rules. With over 100,000 patients on the nation's waiting list for a life-saving organ transplant, CMS laws require hospitals to direct all potential organ and tissue donors to their federally designated OPO.

LMHS Vice President of Acute Care Services, Heather Burkhart, said, "Our staff is constantly looking for ways to enhance the high level of care provided to our patients. The automation offered through iReferral expedites the donor referral process allowing our healthcare providers to spend more time with the patient and their family during the most stressful of times while securing positive outcomes for transplant recipients."

(Source – Cision PR Newswire)

LMHS President and CEO Rob Montagnese said, "The new system furthers LMHS' efforts to integrate technology that directly impacts patient care while also providing the gift of life to the more than 3,100 people across the state that are waiting for organ, tissue, and eye donations".

(Source – Cision PR Newswire)

President and CEO of InVita Healthcare Technologies, Todd Collins, expressed, "Congratulations to LMHS and Lifeline of Ohio on their iReferral launch. This successful collaboration deploys scalable technology that helps shift nursing and provider resources back to patient care and provides greater access to life-saving gifts for the many in need by ensuring the critical first step of the intricate donation process is streamlined and made more reliable."

(Source – Cision PR Newswire)

About Licking Memorial Health Systems (LMHS)

LMHS is a non-profit healthcare organization that consists of Licking Memorial Hospital, a physician corporation, and the Licking Memorial Health Foundation. Licking Memorial Health Foundation is funding and developing resources for LMHS. It utilizes the best technology to help patients and visitors with their safety and healthcare requirements. Founded in 1898, it has its headquarters in Newark (Ohio). Licking Memorial Development Council, a committee of business leaders in Licking County, supports LMH Foundation.

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