PES' ESRD Prevention Program effectively identifies patients with early stage renal disease

Published on December 3, 2013 at 8:09 AM · No Comments

Patient Engagement Systems® (PES), a nationally recognized leader in developing technology to identify, and monitor individuals with chronic kidney disease (CKD), today introduced the Patient Engagement Systems' ESRD Prevention Program℠ which uses proprietary technology including automated physician-patient engagement, analytics, and decision support tools to identify patients with undiagnosed chronic kidney disease and tools to monitor them in order to prevent or delay the progression to ESRD.

Patient Engagement Systems' ESRD Prevention Program provides up to 80% greater identification of patients with early stage renal disease. According to the American Society of Nephrology, if detected early in its progression, kidney disease can be slowed and the transition to dialysis delayed.

Physician Medical Groups who have piloted the Patient Engagement Systems' ESRD Prevention Program for more than one year have demonstrated better outcomes and lower costs through fewer inpatient admissions and ER visits.

Benjamin Littenberg, M.D., Chief Medical Officer of Patient Engagement System, said, "There's never been a more urgent call to action in the wake of recent studies that point to a high level of undiagnosed patients with chronic kidney disease and the related costs of caring for patients that end up in ESRD. We have developed a technology to identify these patients, bring them to the attention of their providers, and support them and the practices in developing and monitoring plans to prevent progression to ESRD."

Added Dr. Littenberg, "Once diagnosed with the help of our ESRD Prevention Program, physicians report that our timely decision support tools significantly help them to care for these patients according to published best practices to avoid or delay the onset of ESRD."

The National Kidney Foundation reports that treating patients with ESRD costs an average of $70,000 per year.

Patient Engagement Systems' ESRD Prevention Program includes three modules:

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