Learning Health Networks (LHN) improve the well-being of populations by aligning clinical care specialists, technology experts, patients and patient advocates, and other thought leaders for continuous improvement and seamless care delivery. A novel LHN focused on pediatric transplantation, the Starzl Network for Excellence in Pediatric Transplantation (SNEPT), convened its inaugural meeting in September 2018. Clinical care team representatives, patients, and patient families/advocates partnered to take part in educational sessions, pain point exercises, and project identification workshops. Participants discussed the global impact of transplant from both a population and individual perspective, identifying challenges and opportunities where the Starzl Network could work to improve outcomes at scale across a variety of transplant-related conditions.
The Starzl Network’s mission is to unite big data, technology, patient advocacy, and transplant thought leaders to deliver the best possible care and develop new, scalable solutions to pediatric transplantation’s most challenging problems. For more information, please visit: starzlnetwork.org