To empower patients with information about dialysis care and emphasize its commitment to improving the quality of care in haemodialysis patients, Asia’s largest dialysis network NephroPlus has launched two apps to help provide much needed support for dialysis patients and nephrologists. This came as part of efforts by the company to reposition its approach, restating its mission to transform dialysis care and dialysis practice and how patients and their healthcare givers interact.
The first-of-its-kind innovation consists of a Patient App and a Nephrologist App, available on both Android and iOS, where important information related to Patient Medical History and Dialysis in general is available on the fingertips.
NephroPlus Co-founder, Mr. Kamal D. Shah said “We’re making it easier for our nephrologists and guests to interact remotely, have video consultations and review and make changes to prescriptions and dialysis plans, where necessary. Our guests can schedule appointments, have virtual consultations with nephrologists of their choice, get dialysis-friendly diet plans, and much needed guidance on how to live through their treatments,” he says.
NephroPlus Founder & CEO, Vikram Vuppala said, “This is another first in our journey as Asia’s largest dialysis network and one of the most innovative dialysis companies in the world. We’re not stopping anytime soon. We’ll continue to find suitable ways to make dialysis as comfortable and convenient as possible for our guests”, he said. The applications are an attempt to revolutionise haemodialysis by providing easy access to all health-related information,” says Mr. Vuppala.
With the Patient app, NephroPlus patients can now book dialysis sessions with just a few taps, book holiday dialysis sessions anywhere in India, get access to the largest directory of dialysis friendly recipes, access prescriptions and investigation results, consult a dietician for free, pay for sessions without having to carry cash and cards to the dialysis centre and book video consults with nephrologists. Nephrologists can see the entire clinical history of their patients through the app.
With the proliferation of smartphones, it is believed that access to the apps will help NephroPlus guests get better care. Also, their nephrologists can take advantage of the Nephrologist app to keep themselves abreast of the conditions of their patients, including details of investigations and prescriptions, alert patients and modify their prescriptions, and get alerts for adverse events, out-of-range investigations, and so on.
In a bid to keep guests engaged, educated, and entertained as well, NephroPlus will conduct occasional quizzes and contests with questions sent as alerts and guests who provide the right answers will win badges which can further be redeemed against services at the centre. This new innovation is a welcome development. This app is available to download for both iOS and Android users immediately, bringing convenience to both patients and nephrologists in their journey with NephroPlus.