Baxter International Inc., a global innovator in renal care, announced the launch of the Sharesource Analytics 1.0 premium module, the next generation of digital health for home-based peritoneal dialysis (PD) patients. Sharesource Analytics 1.0 is a clinical management resource within the Sharesource remote patient management platform that provides healthcare professionals with a comprehensive dashboard containing simplified trend data from their home dialysis patients’ treatments. Baxter plans on launching Sharesource Analytics 1.0 globally, initiating in the United States, on a rolling basis over the next year and making it available by subscription.
Sharesource Analytics 1.0 delivers intuitive and clinically meaningful data that may be used to identify potentially slow-building issues over the patient’s last 180 days of therapy. This data provides clarity to healthcare professionals around their patients’ adherence, catheter function and therapy fatigue – three issues often associated with therapy dropout.1 It also provides healthcare professionals with evidence-based clinical guidance to aid in making informed decisions to resolve the potential complications their home patients may be experiencing.
“Sharesource remote patient management platform has played a significant role through the COVID-19 pandemic in allowing patients with kidney failure—who often have immune dysfunction—to do their dialysis at home, where they can remain safer by socially distancing,” said Peter Rutherford, M.D., senior medical director, Baxter Renal Care business. “With the launch of Sharesource Analytics 1.0, Baxter is again pioneering the next generation of digital health for nephrology that is designed to further empower remote clinical management of home dialysis patients.”
About Sharesource Remote Patient Management
Sharesource Analytics 1.0 is built on Baxter’s pioneering digital health platform, Sharesource remote patient management. Sharesource remote patient management allows healthcare professionals to monitor their patients’ home dialysis treatments, and then remotely adjust therapy without the need for patients to make unplanned visits to the clinic as a general matter. Sharesource is the most widely used home dialysis digital health platform, used to care for 38% of all patients on automated PD globally, available in more than 70 countries, and it has managed more than 25 million treatments to date.
Supporting the broad global adoption of Sharesource is evidence that the remote patient management digital health platform can assist healthcare providers with early detection and intervention of catheter issues,2,3,4,5 peritonitis,6 and adherence-related complications,7,8,9 which can lead to reduced hospitalizations.10
About Peritoneal Dialysis
People living with end-stage renal disease require dialysis treatment or a kidney transplant to stay alive. PD therapy is typically managed by patients in their home, at a time of day that is convenient for them. It works by cleaning the blood of toxins and removing extra fluid through the body’s peritoneal cavity. Studies show patients and physicians often prefer home dialysis.11 PD patients experience improved early survival, and higher satisfaction rates and quality-of-life measures.12, 13, 14
Every day, millions of patients and caregivers rely on Baxter’s leading portfolio of critical care, nutrition, renal, hospital and surgical products. For 90 years, we’ve been operating at the critical intersection where innovations that save and sustain lives meet the healthcare providers that make it happen. With products, technologies and therapies available in more than 100 countries, Baxter’s employees worldwide are now building upon the company’s rich heritage of medical breakthroughs to advance the next generation of transformative healthcare innovations.