Baxter International and Satellite Healthcare are partnering to make dialysis treatment easier and to provide patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) and similar conditions new advancements in hemodialysis, peritoneal dialysis, and continuous renal replacement therapy.
Satellite Healthcare, a not-for-profit provider of patient-centered dialysis and kidney disease services in the United States, recently started a project called Re-Imagine Home, a long-term initiative aiming to transform at-home dialysis services and to double its use — from 20% to 40% — among patients.
”Our mission is to make life better for our kidney disease patients by offering a personalized care experience that is unlike any other,” Rick Barnett, Satellite Healthcare’s chief executive officer, said in a press release.
Under its four-year agreement with Baxter, Satellite Healthcare will strengthen Re-Imagine Home by providing peritoneal dialysis patients with the company’s AMIA APD (Automated Peritoneal Dialysis) system with Sharesource, launched in 2015. The system includes features like a touchscreen control panel and voice guidance. Sharesource, Baxter’s cloud-based telemedicine platform, which offers clinicians on-demand access to dialysis-related treatment data, automatically collected after each dialysis session, as well as the ability to adjust programs from a remote location.
“AMIA, Baxter’s new technology, is a foundational tool for Satellite Healthcare in reaching our Re-Imagine Home goal to make home dialysis an accessible and effective modality option for more dialysis patients,” Barnett said.
Patients will also have access to Revaclear, a high-flux dialyzer that is crucial to hemodialysis (dialyzers act as filters to remove toxins from the blood ). The Revaclear dialyzer, indicated for treatment of chronic and acute renal failure by hemodialysis, contains three layers of a polyarylethersulfone membrane to provide selective permeability and minimal resistance to diffusion.
The services will be available at 80 Satellite Dialysis and Satellite WellBound home dialysis centers, which serve over 7,000 patients.
”Baxter and Satellite Healthcare share a common goal to provide patients with a better dialysis experience,” Giuseppe Accogli, corporate vice president and president of Baxter Renal, said in the release. ”We are pleased to continue our relationship with an organization that is clearly leading the way and revolutionizing how kidney disease patients are cared for in the U.S.”