EDMONTON – The province is moving forward with a plan to develop an electronic donor management system for organ and tissue donations.
Alberta Health recently released a request for proposals to develop a business and technical plan to support the procurement of the donor management system.
“The rationale for the [Donor Management System] Go Forward Plan is to implement a single province-wide donor management system with the required functionality. This single system will enable a coordinated approach to donor management that is currently lacking in Alberta,” the document states.
Carolyn Ziegler, media relations advisor for Alberta Health, said the donor management system has been identified as a priority to monitor performance of the province’s donation system.
She said currently a combination of manual and electronic systems are used by AHS donation programs.
The system seeks to capture data related to organ and tissue donations in real time.
A request for information for the donor management system was issued in October 2015. It details specifics the system must have:
Ziegler said the next steps and timing of the system will be determined by the results of the request for proposal for the Go Forward Plan.
A bidder to develop the Go Forward Plan for the electronic management system is required from Apr. 1 to June 30.
Ziegler said Alberta’s deceased organ donation rate was 13.98 donors per million in 2014, which sits below the national rate of 16.7.
© 2016 Shaw Media