Baxter Healthcare has announced a new COVID-19 digital health initiative it says is designed to help patients stay connected at home during the pandemic.
The company announced hospitals and dialysis clinics across Australia and New Zealand will have free access to the Sharesource remote patient management platform for home-based Peritoneal Dialysis (PD) patients for the next six months (31 October 2020).
Sharesource technology connects PD patients in the home with healthcare professionals in the hospital to allow the remote monitoring and adjustment of dialysis treatment.
General manager of Baxter Australia and New Zealand, Steven Flynn, said innovation in remote monitoring technology was helping to deliver essential therapies safely in the home.
“Baxter is proud to support home dialysis patients to stay connected with healthcare professionals in this time of COVID-19,” said Mr Flynn. “The Sharesource digital health initiative will support high-risk and vulnerable patients on peritoneal dialysis to stay home and stay safe.
“Remote patient management technology helps to connect home patients with their healthcare specialist in the hospital or clinic. Healthcare specialists can monitor and remotely adjust a patient’s therapy.
“Limiting the number of visits to a hospital or dialysis clinic will help take pressure off our healthcare system and reduce the risk of exposure and spread of COVID-19.”