Press Release

April 15, 2021
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DaVita expands home hemodialysis presence with FMCNA contract


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Building on a previous partnership, Fresenius Medical Care North America will provide home dialysis technology to DaVita patients, according to a press release.

The new agreement involves expanded access to NxStage home hemodialysis machines, dialysis supplies and the Nx2me Connected Health platform.

“For patients choosing home dialysis, it can mean more freedom and also active participation in their care, which is why we’re always looking for new solutions that ease the burden on our patients,” Keith Hartman, DaVita home modalities group vice president, said in the release. “We’re expanding our use of NxStage home hemodialysis machines that have invaluable remote capabilities and connectivity for our patients. By transmitting treatment information, we hope to help identify irregularities and prevent avoidable complications, thus supporting patients’ desire to stay on their treatment of choice longer.”

Martin Schreiber

The Nx2me Connected Health platform uploads information directly from the NxStage SystemOne machines, processing data such as patient weight, blood pressure and temperature. It also functions as a way to synthesize up-to-date information with patients’ dialysis clinic and care team, according to the release.

“Home hemodialysis can be a fantastic clinical option for many patients while also better aligning with their lifestyles,” Martin Schreiber, MD, DaVita home modalities chief medical officer, said in the release.