Interventional Nephrology

Why Digital Health Won't Be Replacing My Doctor

"I believe all digital health tools that can improve the experience for patients must be deployed. They have a role, they add value, they improve the experience, and they make the healthcare seeking process more dignified. But I’d be kidding if I expect these tools today to give me the insights and clinical acumen that Dr. JK brought to bear during our consultation."

CMS Signals Possible MACRA Delay

Could the January 1, 2017 implementation date for MACRA be delayed? ASN and others have recommended postponing the start date, and CMS indicates a delay is possible.

EHRs -- Delivering as Promised? Many Physicians Say No.

EHRs -- adoption is widespread. Satisfaction, not so much.

Building the Nephrology Workforce

Building the Nephrology Workforce:  ASN Creates Workforce and Career Advancement Department

ASN Names Next Editor-in-Chief of CJASN

ASN has named Rajnish Mehrotra, MD, FASN, as CJASN Editor-in-Chief effective January 1, 2017. He will serve a six-year term.

Communities at ASN

ASN Communities offer multiple opportunities to connect with colleagues working in the areas that interest you most. Check out this rapidly growing and dynamic ASN initiative here.

More Provider Visits May Not Improve Vascular Access Outcomes in Patients on Dialysis

A study of US dialysis patients found that more frequent face-to-face visits with physicians and advanced practitioners were linked with a 13% greater likelihood of undergoing more procedures and therapeutic interventions aimed at preserving vascular accesses, but were not associated with prolonged vascular access survival. One additional provider visit was associated with a 9% lower likelihood of hospitalization for vascular access infection and a 9% higher likelihood of outpatient intravenous antibiotic administration.

ASN President's Column April 2016

Raymond C. Harris, MD, FASN is ASN’s 50th president. Each month, he will share his thoughts on items of interest to ASN members and others in the kidney community, and request your insights on specific issues.

News for Kidney Professionals

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