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April 29, 2019

KidneyX Summit Begins Today with Announcement of Redesign Dialysis Prize Competition Phase I Winners

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of the Chief Technology Officer and the American Society of Nephrology have selected 15 winning teams for Phase I of the KidneyX Redesign Dialysis prize competition.

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April 26, 2019

New Chair of KidneyX Steering Committee Appointed

John R. Sedor , MD, FASN was appointed chair of the KidneyX Steering Committee. Dr. Sedor will be a leader in sparking innovation and encouraging investment for the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of kidney disease.

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March 27, 2019

Hargan Calls for Incentives to Boost Kidney Treatment Innovation

According to HHS Deputy Secretary Eric Hargan, HHS wants to shift Medicare payment policies to encourage providers to shift dialysis to patients' homes, which would save money on treating end-stage renal disease.

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March 7, 2019

Application Period Ends for First Phase of KidneyX’s Redesign Dialysis Competition

KidneyX recently announced it has closed the application period for the first phase of its Redesign Dialysis competition after receiving 165 submissions.

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March 4, 2019

Azar: Kidney Dialysis Needs to Move to Patient Homes

HHS Secretary Alex Azar on Monday told a crowd of kidney disease patients and advocates the Trump administration is overhauling Medicare's payment system to move the bulk of dialysis treatments from clinics to the home.

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February 1, 2019

‘In MedTech History’ – Dialysis Innovations, Part 3

Dialysis is a therapy whose time has come, and disruptive innovation is needed. In a first-of-its-kind partnership between the US Department of Health and Human Services and the American Society of Nephrology, the ongoing KidneyX: Redesign Dialysis prize competition is looking to spur innovation that completely disrupts the way kidney failure is treated.

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October 30, 2018

Kidney Disease Group Announces Roadmap for Innovative Treatments

The American Society of Nephrology's "Technology Roadmap for Innovative Approaches to Renal Replacement Therapy" aims to spark new ideas about how to treat kidney disease beyond dialysis. The roadmap lays out specific goals for therapy improvements, suggested time horizons, and the kinds of multidisciplinary collaborations required to make those improvements happen.

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October 23, 2018

Accelerator Launches in San Diego to Find Better Kidney Disease Treatments

The Department of Health and Human Services and the American Society of Nephrology launched a $2.65 million challenge to seek better treatments for kidney disease. The program, called the KidneyX Innovation Accelerator, was launched at the American Society of Nephrology's annual meeting in San Diego.

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October 20, 2018

The New HHS Kidney Innovation Accelerator: When Innovation Stalls, HHS Says Floor It!

In the fight against kidney disease, this is our moment as a community to look beyond the status quo and cynics and imagine the possible. The time is now to say "If not us, then who? And if not now, then when?"

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February 1, 2018

President’s Column: Kidney Innovation Accelerator

Mark D. Okusa, MD, FASN, President of the American Society of Nephrology, catalogues the need for innovation in nephrology and the potential of KidneyX to accelerate the development and commercialization of kidney therapeutics and improve the lives of patients with kidney diseases.

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