eHealth in Home Dialysis

The eHealth in Home Dialysis project is a Business Finland-funded collaboration with HUS, Aalto University and King’s College London which seeks to understand and improve the treatment pathways experienced by people with chronic kidney disease. The project aims to identify patients suitable for home dialysis at an early stage, and to create an application that patients can use already at the pre-dialysis stage and continue to use throughout their dialysis therapy. The application will gather monitoring data via testing equipment and sensors, facilitate communication between patients and hospital staff, and manage equipment orders for home dialysis treatment. The goal is to create an intelligent application to make home dialysis easy and problem-free for both the patient and professionals. The project includes efforts to systematically review the literature on patient experiences with home dialysis treatments, longitudinal studies to understand the impact of peoples’ illness perceptions on their satisfaction with care and treatment-related decision making, as well as user experience and design work to create these digital self-management tools.