I found this article intriguing.
(IoT stands for Internet of Things, btw. Here’s a somewhat helpful explanation of that concept).
The article above is focused on how networking & technology help surgeons track organs.
It’s this kind of behind the scenes “stuff” about my own process that makes me really excited & keenly interested. I always wonder how they handle it when organs become available & know roughly the process but not some of the tools they might use to help in that coordination effort.
I know it takes a high degree of coordination & detail that the public isn’t always privy to.
I always was curious how technology played a role, now I have a better understanding even if this doesn’t apply across the board to all centers.
Thank you so much for sharing the article. Much appreciated. Amazing how things have evolved just in the past 9 years. I know from my billing statements that there was a HUGE expense just to go get the organ ($66K in travel expenses alone, i.e they took the hospital’s jet) Regardless, this was a very interesting article.
When you have the time and energy, I encourage you to visit your OPO and take a tour. For you, The Gift of Life Donor Program? (401 N 3rd St – I’m very familiar with the area) I toured mine and I’m still in awe of what I saw and learned – here’s the post from that particular event from 3+ years ago –
Be well and thanks again!
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