FlowHawk™ for Kids Designed to Help Transplant Teams Save More Children’s Lives
April 25, 2023 – In the U.S., more than 1,900 children are awaiting an organ transplant. Tragically, many of these children will die before they receive the gift of life, despite the fact plenty of donor organs are available. To help transplant centers improve organ intake and save more children, OmniLife Health, a leader in clinical workflow automation, has expanded its award-winning FlowHawk platform to pediatric care. Called FlowHawk for Kids, this end-to-end solution automates and digitizes the transplant journey, from patient referral and waitlist management to organ transplantation and post-transplant care.
“There’s no shortage of organs available for children, yet many kids die on the waitlist,” said Dalton Shaull, Co-founder and CEO, OmniLife Health. “Organ intake is highly complex and time-consuming, made worse by the fact that transplant teams often manage the process with Excel spreadsheets and group messages to dozens of clinicians. FlowHawk for Kids cuts through that administrative burden to normalize, standardize and digitize the entire transplant journey and ensure children are matched with the organs they need.”
FlowHawk for Kids is the first and only clinical workflow automation tool for children’s transplant centers. Created expressly for pediatrics, the tool centralizes case activity in real time, fosters purposeful collaboration, accelerates care delivery and enhances patient safety and outcomes.
OmniLife Health worked with the nation’s top pediatric transplant hospitals to develop FlowHawk for Kids’ best practice workflows for every stage of the organ transplant journey. The tool is now being used by children’s hospitals across the U.S.
FlowHawk for Kids is just one part of OmniLife Health’s long-term strategy to improve pediatric transplant opportunities. The company is leading efforts to improve communication among all partners involved in the process and collaborates with the Starzl Network for Excellence in Pediatric Transplantation and the ACTION Network and their member hospitals. Through these partnerships, OmniLife Health led a $3 million, National Institutes of Health-funded study on the use of artificial intelligence-powered clinical decision support in matching available organs with potential recipients.
“Organ evaluation is a difficult, manual, non-standardized process. As a result, more than 75% of potential organ recoveries can go unrealized,” said George Mazariegos, MD, Chief of Pediatric Transplantation Surgery at UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh and Chair of the Starzl Network. “Our children can’t wait any longer. Our work with OmniLife Health is ensuring no organs are wasted and no child is left to die.”
While FlowHawk for Kids is a new tool, OmniLife Health has been building technology that improves care collaboration for transplant centers since 2016. To date, the company has facilitated more than 12,000 transplants cases and continues to expand its platform to support other areas of complex care. Learn more or request a demo at omnilife.health.
OmniLife Health is a 2023 Advocate Level Corporate Partner of The Alliance.