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Kidney Week

Clinical Practice Session

Home Dialysis: Breaking Barriers to Delivery of Care

November 09, 2019 | 04:30 PM - 06:30 PM

Location: 146 A/B, Walter E. Washington Convention Center

Session Description

Home dialysis, either home hemodialysis or home peritoneal dialysis, is associated with improved patient outcomes and reduced costs. It is a dominant strategy, and nephrology governing bodies are promoting increased home dialysis use. The barriers to home dialysis are often associated with social and economic situations. Several programs have developed innovative processes to increase their home dialysis program and reduce their attrition rate.

Learning Objective(s)

  • Discuss enhancing the efficiency and effectiveness of home dialysis through telemonitoring and telehealth
  • Describe the barriers to home dialysis and offer solutions to help overcome them
  • Describe the dialysis prescription to meet unique patient needs
  • Identify opportunities to align stakeholders and incentives to promote home dialysis

Learning Pathway(s)

  • Dialysis


  • John W. MacD. Agar, MBBS
  • Bessie A. Young, MD, MPH, FASN


  • The Use of Telemonitoring in Home Dialysis
    04:30 PM - 05:00 PM
    Arsh Jain, MD
  • Overcoming Barriers in Home Dialysis
    05:00 PM - 05:30 PM
    Edwina A. Brown, MD, MBChB 
  • Tailoring the Home Dialysis Prescription to Meet Unique Patient Needs
    05:30 PM - 06:00 PM
    Jeffrey Perl, MD 
  • Finding Correct Incentives in Home Dialysis: Patient-Important Outcomes, Regulations, Costs, and Benefits
    06:00 PM - 06:30 PM
    Rajnish Mehrotra, MD, MBBS, FASN