Improving Chronic Kidney Disease with Remote Patient Monitoring

News | March 21st, 2024

Remote patient monitoring (RPM) has a solid track record for improving chronic disease management – particularly diabetes and cardiovascular disease.

Utilizing devices like blood glucose monitors, CGMs and connected blood pressure cuffs, RPM has become an essential way for patients to receive the care they need for their chronic conditions, without relying solely on in-person visits.

Shining a Light on RPM for Chronic Kidney Disease

Now the time has come to bring RPM for chronic kidney disease management into the home setting.

Today, chronic kidney disease impacts more than 37 million people – roughly 15% of the population – and millions more are at high risk. Chronic kidney disease is also currently the ninth leading cause of death in the U.S.

Yet, most people living with chronic kidney disease are undiagnosed until it reaches further stages, due to the lack of symptoms.

Another challenging aspect of chronic kidney disease is that it is often associated with comorbidities, such as diabetes and high blood pressure. These comorbidities are the primary causes of kidney failure – responsible for 3 out of 4 new cases of kidney failure.

Proactively managing chronic kidney disease is critical, and starts with screening for impaired kidney function. Once this is done, optimizing the management of blood glucose, blood pressure, weight and other potential risk factors is essential to managing CKD.

That’s where RPM comes in as a necessary tool for continuous monitoring and providing intervention to slow the progression of chronic kidney disease and ultimately have a positive impact for patients with chronic kidney disease.

Rimidi’s New Chronic Kidney Disease Module

Our Chronic Kidney Disease Module complements Rimidi's diabetes and cardiovascular disease modules, allowing for better risk stratification and chronic kidney disease management.

Within Rimidi’s Chronic Kidney Disease Module, clinicians can:

  1. See a full view of relevant patient data, including diagnoses, medications, lab results, risk scores and current treatment modalities, on one screen, within their EHR workflow.
  2. Utilize a Kidney Failure Risk Equation (KFRE) based on data ingested from the EHR. This equation predicts the 5-year risk of end-stage renal disease in patients with chronic kidney disease stages 3-5.
  3. Address gaps in care in line with practice guidelines, and triage chronic kidney disease patients’ needs with population-level risk stratification tools.
  4. Integrate additional data from connected medical devices used in renal care.

Together, the combination of relevant data within the EHR, connected devices, and patient surveys into one, problem-oriented view, enables clinicians to address gaps in care and improve disease management.

Check out Rimidi’s Chronic Kidney Disease Module and see how it can fit into your practice.