New Transplant Blog Posts

Hello everyone,
We hope this finds everyone well today! We have started this discussion today to announce a new blog post. Every week, we will reply to this discussion to let you know when something new is published. Watch for new information often!

Have a productive and enjoyable week!
– Kristin

@marvinjsturing

Yes, I know. I worked in IT for 20 years. But most people on Connect wouldn't understand (or care) about what happens behind the scenes.

Jump to this post

Communication especially on a systems level is critical in order to receive the best care possible. The roll out of the EPIC software system at Mayo last year was a frustration point simply because the software was implemented with no training for providers or patients how did they think that would work well?. My local providers use EPIC so I was hopeful at first that my labs would quickly get uploaded and my Mayo team would access them seamlessly but with no training the Mayo teams were unprepared to effectively use the software on even a basic level. I sat with a brilliant surgeon who fumble through screen after screen and finally gave up looking for a result. This is one of the smartest people on the planet but without training on the software he didn't stand a chance. I get pretty panicked in these communication vacuume moments because I know I am not getting the best care possible due to lack of communication between my teams this puts my transplant and health at undue risk. If you've woked behind the scenes I'm sure you have seen things like this before.

@marvinjsturing

Yes, I know. I worked in IT for 20 years. But most people on Connect wouldn't understand (or care) about what happens behind the scenes.

Jump to this post

@marvinjsturing I too worked in IT, but I “retired” in 1980 when ny son was born. When I resumed working after 20 years, IT was a totally different thing, so I did not go back to it.
JK

@jolinda

Communication especially on a systems level is critical in order to receive the best care possible. The roll out of the EPIC software system at Mayo last year was a frustration point simply because the software was implemented with no training for providers or patients how did they think that would work well?. My local providers use EPIC so I was hopeful at first that my labs would quickly get uploaded and my Mayo team would access them seamlessly but with no training the Mayo teams were unprepared to effectively use the software on even a basic level. I sat with a brilliant surgeon who fumble through screen after screen and finally gave up looking for a result. This is one of the smartest people on the planet but without training on the software he didn't stand a chance. I get pretty panicked in these communication vacuume moments because I know I am not getting the best care possible due to lack of communication between my teams this puts my transplant and health at undue risk. If you've woked behind the scenes I'm sure you have seen things like this before.

Jump to this post

I was at Rochester for appointments shortly after the conversion. There was a lot of stress and frustration. Every time I checked in for an appointment, there were complaints about the software. I completely understood what they were going through. I was happy to be a patient at that time instead of being on the support staff.

@marvinjsturing

I was at Rochester for appointments shortly after the conversion. There was a lot of stress and frustration. Every time I checked in for an appointment, there were complaints about the software. I completely understood what they were going through. I was happy to be a patient at that time instead of being on the support staff.

Jump to this post

So true!
On a different note –
Once I was wondering why Mayo was not getting my lab results via FAX. Then I noticed that someone misread the Area code for the FAX to be 502 instead of 507. University of Louisville Liver Transplant Dept. must have wondered what was going on!

Good morning!
After this last weekend in Minnesota, we all need some spring weather! I hope all of you are safe and warm in this still colder than usual weather.

Today's blog post is for our incredible living donors. Most of the time our donors do well with surgery and return to their lives as normal after a few weeks. But sometimes their employers aren't as understanding as we would like about their time away for surgery and recovery. In those cases, usually a plan can be worked out, but if it can't, the employee (donor) sometimes suffers the consequences of being away from the job. Did you know that now there is FMLA coverage for donors? In cases where you qualify for the Family and Medical Leave, you can utilize that plan to protect your job when you are an organ donor. Read more in our blog today!
https://connect.mayoclinic.org/page/transplant/newsfeed/new-federal-law-for-living-donors/
Hoping for spring,
Kristin

Good morning everyone!
Have you seen any of our infographics? For a few years, Mayo Clinic has partnered with news outlets around the country to publish information in a short and graphical way to help people understand transplant and organ donation. We wanted to give you an overview of some of the content we have published. You can find most of our infographics on the Mayo Clinic webpages, but here are a few easy clicks for you to view.
https://mayocl.in/2U2VN2s
Let us know if there is a topic you would like to see explained this way!
Happy First Day of Spring!
-Kristin

Hello everyone! This isn't our new blog post, but there's a new organ donation post on the Champions page you all should see. In case you have friends, relatives, or anyone who isn't yet an organ donor, share this information with them too!
https://mayocl.in/2VfyJLl
Have a great day!

Happy Spring Everyone!
As you likely know, April is Donate Life month so it's only fitting that we talk about organ donation, living donation, and transplantation during the month of April. The goal of Donate Life month is to bring awareness to the shortage of organs for those waiting and to encourage people to sign up to be donors. We have published a blog post today that we hope will do just that – convince those interested in donation to actually sign up – bridging the gap between interest and action. Share this blog with others who might be willing, but just haven't taken that step, and while you're at it, share your personal connection too if you are comfortable doing so. Sometimes that personal touch is what's needed for people to take the important action!
Have a wonderful day!
https://mayocl.in/2GjfOZR

Good morning!
Today's blog post is one you might find helpful when planning for your summer getaways. Our transplant discussion group has held many conversations about how to travel safely before and after a transplant, so we took all those discussions and put them together into this post. Thank you to our discussion group for doing all this great work for us! 🙂

https://mayocl.in/2vzOCkt

Have a wonderful day, transplant friends!

Liked by cehunt57

In today's Newsfeed post, we would like to introduce you to Dr. Mikel Prieto. Dr. Prieto has been a transplant surgeon at Mayo Clinic for almost 20 years, and has brought so many advances and life-saving techniques to our patients. We are so happy he agreed to be interviewed and share his passion for not only transplant surgery, but also so many interesting parts of his life. Read more about Dr. Prieto, and if you have met him, give him a shout out for his 20 year anniversary!

https://mayocl.in/2W464wu

@keggebraaten

In today's Newsfeed post, we would like to introduce you to Dr. Mikel Prieto. Dr. Prieto has been a transplant surgeon at Mayo Clinic for almost 20 years, and has brought so many advances and life-saving techniques to our patients. We are so happy he agreed to be interviewed and share his passion for not only transplant surgery, but also so many interesting parts of his life. Read more about Dr. Prieto, and if you have met him, give him a shout out for his 20 year anniversary!

https://mayocl.in/2W464wu

Jump to this post

I have not had the honor of meeting Dr. Prieto in person so I appreciate this opportunity to meet him here on Connect. Thank you, Dr. Prieto, for making time to participate in this interview and to share with us your story. Happy 20th Anniversary!

Liked by cehunt57

@rosemarya

I have not had the honor of meeting Dr. Prieto in person so I appreciate this opportunity to meet him here on Connect. Thank you, Dr. Prieto, for making time to participate in this interview and to share with us your story. Happy 20th Anniversary!

Jump to this post

My daughter and I were blessed to have Dr Prieto preform our kidney transplant surgeries. My daughter gave me a kidney. We are so grateful! ❤️

Please login or register to post a reply.