Innovative Alternatives to Renal Replacement Therapy: Developing a Roadmap

  • 1 Grace Squillaci works for the Griff Group and is serving as a project manager for KHI and the RRT Roadmap teams.
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Smartphones, iPads, insulin pumps, and pharmacogenomics: these are all technology developments made in the past 50 years.

While the world around us has exploded with technological advancements, the way we provide dialysis has changed very little in 50 years. Most people with kidney failure still endure treatment sessions of 4 to 6 hours three times a week in a dialysis center. The process is intrusive and affects their quality of life as they are tethered to a schedule and a machine. Not only can travel be restrictive, but maintaining a job and family life can be a challenge as well.