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United States : Baxter's Recently Launched SHARESOURCE Telehealth System Has Securely Managed 150,000 Home Dialysis Patient Treatments Globally.

Baxter International Inc. a global innovator in renal care for more than 60 years, today announced its recently launched SHARESOURCE remote patient management system has helped healthcare providers manage more than 150,000 peritoneal dialysis (PD) treatments performed in patients homes. The treatment milestone represents the large-scale application of the first and only two-way, telehealth platform to support home dialysis therapy.

From urban to rural locations around the world, healthcare providers are quickly adopting Baxters SHARESOURCE technology with either AMIA or HOMECHOICE CLARIA automated peritoneal dialysis systems, says Giuseppe Accogli, corporate vice president and president, Baxter Renal. Baxters new APD systems with SHARESOURCE are designed to help more patients gain access to home dialysis therapy and provide their physicians with greater ability to remotely manage their care.

Baxters SHARESOURCE remote patient management system is a two-way, cloud-based technology platform that allows designated healthcare providers to securely view recently completed dialysis-related treatment data that is automatically collected after each PD session. Healthcare providers can act on this information by securely and remotely adjusting their patients home device settings without requiring patients to travel to the clinic. The SHARESOURCE system also provides a patients healthcare team better visibility to their missed treatments. The healthcare provider can then proactively follow up with their patient to address any potential issues.

The recently launched telehealth platform is offered with Baxters AMIA and HOMECHOICE CLARIA automated peritoneal dialysis (APD) systems, where those systems are cleared for use worldwide.

In the United States, SHARESOURCE is available on Baxters AMIA APD system. The AMIA system has advanced features such as animated graphics and automated step-by-step instructions with voice guidance. The system was designed to provide a user-friendly experience that helps guide patients through their home therapy. AMIA also is up to 40 percent smaller and 30 percent lighter than other cyclers on the market, and features a folding design when the touch screen is not in use.1, The compact design means AMIA can be packed in a car or taken onboard an airplane, enabling patients to conduct therapy when traveling for work or leisure.

HOMECHOICE CLARIA with SHARESOURCE is available in select European and Asian countries and has recently launched in Latin America. The system features a large, two-line display screen for better visibility, and a universal interface that is available in 41 languages.

PD works by cleaning the blood of toxins and removing extra fluid through the bodys peritoneal cavity. The ability to choose when and where therapy is done means APD may offer lifestyle benefits, such as being able to work during normal business hours. One study concluded patients who maintained the same level of employment during the six months prior to kidney failure, were significantly more likely to choose PD as their initial therapy.

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Date:Oct 20, 2016
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