COVID-19 Kidney Care Challenge
Total prize amount:$300K
The KidneyX COVID-19 Kidney Care Challenge sought demonstrated solutions to reduce the transmission of COVID-19 among people with kidney disease and/or reduce the risk of kidney damage among people who contract the virus.
- Solutions should reduce the transmission of COVID-19 among people with kidney disease and/or reduce the risk of kidney damage among people who contract the virus.
- These solutions may be applied in a range of settings — such as dialysis centers, clinics, hospitals, homes, and transport.
Patients, caregivers, frontline staff, and organizations responded to COVID-19 by developing or adapting solutions for safely delivering kidney care during the pandemic. The COVID-19 Kidney Care Challenge aimed to identify and share the best of these solutions so that other patients, caregivers, and staff could benefit from them.
Remote Monitoring Platform to Reduce COVID-19 Risk for Hemodialysis PatientsAlioAn end-to-end remote monitoring platform for proactive, noninvasive monitoring of hemodialysis patients
Free E-Learning Platform with CKD and COVID-19 Patient EducationDocolaA free, web-based learning platform for e-prescribing COVID-19 patient educational resources on chronic kidney disease and reducing COVID-19 transmission
Immediate Rooming for PatientsGretta Weindorf, MSN, APRN, FNP-BC; Kidney Care SpecialistsA logistics solution that uses existing technology to room patients directly, thereby reducing the transmission of COVID-19 and risk of exposure in waiting rooms
Canopy: The Next Generation Reusable RespiratorCanopyA transparent, reusable respirator with interchangeable filter cores and a silicone face seal
Characterizing and Targeting Vaccine Hesitancy Among End-Stage Kidney Disease (ESKD) PatientsDr. Lama Nazzal, NYU Langone HealthProject to characterize determinants of COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy in a diverse ESKD population and perform interventions to increase vaccine acceptance
COVID-19 in Translation: Making Patient Education Accessible to MinoritiesCleveland Minority Organ and Tissue Transplant Education Program (MOTTEP)COVID-19 pandemic education kits distributed at dialysis care facilities in areas with a high social vulnerability index
The ‘Good Humoral’ Immunity Truck and Freezer ProjectNorthwest Kidney CentersRetrofitted, freezer-equipped, mobile immunization units to provide vaccines in urban, suburban, and rural settings
Development of Telemedicine-Enhanced Peritoneal Dialysis Training Protocols During COVID-19The Rogosin InstituteVirtual peritoneal dialysis training to minimize potential COVID-19 exposure
RenaVis Mixed Reality Telehealth and Telemonitoring SystemCADISMixed reality smart glasses supporting kidney disease management through telehealth and telemonitoring
Patient-Centered Monitoring and Intervention During the COVID-19 PandemicDemetra Tsapepas, PharmD, MBA, BCPS, FAST; New York-PresbyterianProactive structured workflow to monitor and manage patients with kidney transplants during the COVID-19 pandemic
Dashboards to Facilitate COVID-19 Disaster ResponseJacob Stevens, MD; Assistant Professor of Medicine at Columbia University Irving Medical CenterCustomized data management tools to reduce virus transmission in healthcare settings and maximize the number of patients receiving kidney replacement therapy
Remote Treatment Monitoring with the Tablo Hemodialysis SystemOutset MedicalCloud-based remote monitoring of the Tablo Hemodialysis System that enables clinicians to track critical treatment parameters in real time during the COVID-19 pandemic
Dialysis Facility Safety Validation with Rapid COVID-19 SequencingParaic Kenny, PhD; Gundersen Medical FoundationGenetic sequencing of COVID-19 cases to determine patterns of spread and inform infection control practices
Pool Testing of Used Masks for Timely Diagnosis of SARS-CoV-2Renal Research InstitutePool testing of used masks from hemodialysis patients and clinic staff to identify SARS-CoV-2
StockMyPantry: Renal-Friendly Grocery Delivery for Kidney PatientsWinnie Cheng, PhDDelivery of dietician-recommended groceries for dialysis and transplant patients in need