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NHS Kidney Care report: Innovative online system helps empower patients with long term conditions

 

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NHS Kidney Care report: Innovative online system helps empower patients with long term conditions

NHS Kidney Care has launched a new report highlighting the benefits that people with a long term condition can gain from monitoring and managing their condition online.

The report presents the findings of a comprehensive evaluation NHS Kidney Care carried out around the usage of Renal PatientView (RPV), a secure internet-based system that enables people with kidney disease to view their test results online, and to input some self-collected data such as weight and blood pressure readings.

The evaluation shows that patients and health professionals believe that using RPV makes patients feel more in control of their medical care, and gives them a better understanding of their kidney disease. Professionals observed that patients who use RPV are more informed about their kidney disease, and are much more involved in decisions about their treatment.