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Visible Health Collaborating with KDIGO to Provide Clinicians a Mobile and Accessible Resource for Kidney Disease Care
Date:11/14/2013

Austin, TX (PRWEB) November 14, 2013

Visible Health announced today collaboration with Kidney Disease Improving Global Outcomes (KDIGO) to launch a free mobile application that will provide medical professionals kidney disease clinical best practices on the go.

“This app puts a wealth of kidney disease information conveniently in the hands of everyone around the world,” said John Davis, KDIGO CEO. He added, “Guidelines published as books are an important factor in their implementation; but, this electronic, instantly searchable tool will make them much easier to reference as clinicians make decisions.” Additionally, the KDIGO Mobile app provides clinicians with an environment in which they can easily take notes, highlight key recommendations, bookmark important pages, as well as pose questions and comments to others in the User Forum.

A mobile experience is extremely valuable to medical professionals that care for patients with kidney disease. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), as of 2012, more than 20 million people in the US, twenty years of age and older, have chronic kidney disease (CKD). For those with stage 5 kidney disease, where kidney failure has happened, it is required to follow a prescribed treatment plan. Therapy for Stage 5 kidney failure patients is extremely involved. Patients meet with a nephrologist on a frequent basis and have hemodialysis treatments on average 3 times per week. With multiple medical professionals involved and the intricate treatment plan, a coordinated, mobile, accessible resource for medical professionals to reference best practices is essential.

Dr. Bertram Kasiske, KDIGO’s Co-chair, said, “This app is another tool KDIGO is proud to provide our colleagues. These guidelines contain very useful and current scientific evidence that has been intensely studied by an expert work group. We have always been sure of the validity of our guidelines. Now, we
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