Health information technology (IT) to improve the care of patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD)

BMC Nephrol. 2014 Jan 9:15:7. doi: 10.1186/1471-2369-15-7.


Several reports show that patients with chronic disease who are empowered with information technology (IT) tools for monitoring, training and self-management have improved outcomes, however there are few such applications employed in kidney disease. This review explores the current and potential uses of health IT platforms to advance kidney disease care by offering innovative solutions to inform, engage and communicate with individuals with CKD.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Computer-Assisted Instruction / methods*
  • Humans
  • Internet*
  • Medical Informatics / methods*
  • Patient Education as Topic / methods*
  • Physician-Patient Relations*
  • Renal Insufficiency, Chronic / diagnosis*
  • Renal Insufficiency, Chronic / therapy*
  • Telemedicine / methods*