KidneyX In The News

KidneyX competition: Sensors would capture new physiologic data during treatments is featuring each of the 15 winners of phase 1 of the KidneyX Redesign Dialysis competition. This article features Outset Medical Inc.

July 17, 2019

How KidneyX and the RRT Roadmap Can Realize the HHS's Goals for an Artificial Kidney

KidneyX and KHI are working to achieve Presidents Trump executive order, signed Wednesday, July 10, on "Advancing American Kidney Health".

July 15, 2019

Telehealth Device to Detect Thrombosis Among Winners of KidneyX Competition is featuring each of the 15 winners of phase 1 of the KidneyX Redesign Dialysis competition. The first article features Dr. Vinay Narasimha Krishna from the University of Alabama at Birmingham.

July 12, 2019

Kidney Patients, Care Partners Invited to Submit Ideas and Innovations for National Prize Competition

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, American Society of Nephrology, and the National Kidney Foundation announce new Patient Innovator Challenge

July 11, 2019

PRESS RELEASE: Kidney Patients, Care Partners Invited to Submit Ideas and Innovations for National Prize Competition

ASN's press release announcing the latest competition from from KindeyX - The Patient Innovator Challenge

July 11, 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.

April 29, 2019

Need For 'Urgency' When Caring For Patients With Kidney Diseases: KidneyX Announces Redesign Dialysis Award Winners

KidneyX announces the 15 Finalists of the Redesign Dialysis Phase I prize competition, each winning $75,000 to advance their proposed solution.

April 29, 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.

April 26, 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.

March 27, 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.

March 7, 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.

March 4, 2019

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.

October 30, 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.

October 23, 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?"

October 20, 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.

February 1, 2018

KidneyX Accelerator Raises Hopes for Innovation in Kidney Space

Innovation in kidney care promises to be a significant theme in the kidney community in 2018, and it is hoped, well beyond.

January 5, 2018

Trump Administration Proposes 'Kidney Innovation Accelerator Program'

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has recently taken a critical step that will hopefully increase kidney disease research and therapy integration to the level it needs to be.

December 1, 2017

HHS to Launch Initiative Encouraging Innovation in Kidney Care

The Department of Health and Human Services announced last week that it will establish a public-private fund to help move new technology forward in treating kidney disease.

November 7, 2017

Sparking Innovation to Improve the Lives of People with Kidney Disease

In February of 2017, the VA and ASN convened the inaugural Kidney Innovation Summit at the BAH Innovation Center in Washington D.C. to identify opportunities for innovation in the care of people with CKD.

July 7, 2017

VA's Kidney Innovation Summit: Seeding Opportunities for Better Health

The Kidney Innovation Summit, convened by the VA Center for Innovation and ASN, brought together over 150 great minds to think through new approaches to prevent and treat kidney disease.

February 21, 2017