Baxter presents data indicating Sharesource increases patients’ time on home dialysis by over three months 

March 1, 2022 – Baxter announced new data indicating the use of Baxter’s Sharesource remote patient management platform with an automated peritoneal dialysis (APD) cycler may improve the clinical effectiveness of home kidney patients care by extending their time on therapy by 3.4 months. 

The new data was presented during the World Congress of Nephrology, February 24-27, in abstract session, “Time on Therapy in Automated Peritoneal Dialysis Patients with and without Remote Patient Monitoring Program: A Propensity Score Matching Cohort Study,” [WCN22-0340].1 The retrospective study included nearly 1,500 home peritoneal dialysis (PD) patients receiving care at Baxter Renal Care Services clinics in Colombia and took place between 2017 and 2019, with a two-year follow up in 2021. 

“Time on therapy is one of the most important indicators of clinical effectiveness and quality improvement for home kidney patients using remote patient management,” said Peter Rutherford, MB BS, PhD., vice president, Medical Affairs, Baxter Renal Care. “Sharesource is a valuable tool in enabling healthcare professionals’ visibility and timely support of their home patients, which is a key factor in a growing body of clinical evidence that the digital health platform is supporting enhanced care.”   

Sharesource, which allows healthcare professionals to monitor their patients’ home dialysis treatments, and then remotely adjust therapy without the need for patients to make unplanned visits to the clinic, has also been shown to reduce hospitalizations and costs, travel to clinical facilities and wait times. 

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