Moving treatments from hospital to home: Dialysis, COVID-19 and the step change Webinar
In a recent webinar, Chis Humby and Carl Hewett discussed how treatments such as dialysis could be moved from a hospital to the home setting.
• The step change in moving treatments from hospital to home
• Medical device patient-centric design considerations and for home-based systems
• The possibilities to change patient care with a focus on relevant technology innovations and the challenges that need to be overcome
Home dialysis is at the front of a wave of treatments in several areas which could move treatments into the home setting. COVID-19 has shown the need for ‘vulnerable’ patients not to attend hospital settings and created a demand for home-based treatments.
In the US, where one in seven people have CKD, decisive action has been taken to improve patients’ lives. The Executive Order on Advancing American Kidney Health aims to remove barriers to innovation and encourage development of better dialysis options. At Sagentia, we believe there is scope for rapid and meaningful improvement of existing dialysis systems. Devices that blend technical innovation with patient-centric design could make home dialysis easier and more suitable for a greater number of patients in the near future.
We would like to thank all who attended, and those who joined in by asking questions. Due to time restrictions, we were unable to answer all of them on the day, but we have published a selection of questions and answers here.