DENVER--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jul. 16, 2012-- DaVita Inc. (NYSE: DVA), a leading provider of kidney care services that is committed to improving the quality of life for those diagnosed with chronic kidney disease (CKD), today announced new features on myDaVita.com to help dialysis patients manage their health. A first for dialysis providers, the enhanced patient website offers a kidney disease social networking experience paired with a patient health portal and kidney diet helper application.
DaVita® patients can securely access the new DaVita Health Portal™ on myDaVita.com to help understand and manage their kidney care. The application is accessible anywhere patients have an Internet connection through a computer, including in DaVita dialysis centers.
“At DaVita, we’re committed to improving our patients’ quality of life and their quality of care,” saidDaVita Chairman and CEO Kent Thiry. “The enhanced myDaVita.com and the DaVita Health Portal are designed to empower patients and create an online community for patients and caregivers.”
Through the DaVita Health Portal patients can:
- Track and view graphs of weight and lab results
- View medications
- Print and share health reports with family, caregivers and physicians
- Access tracking sheets for recording peritoneal dialysis (an alternative to hemodialysis) treatment information
myDaVita.com is an online patient social networking and virtual support center where dialysis patients can connect with other members of the kidney care community by sharing stories, meeting friends who are going through similar experiences, getting advice, and supporting and inspiring others.
Other myDaVita.com resources include the DaVita Diet Helper™, which helps patients navigate nutrition challenges with planned menus and a log to track important nutrients. In the enhanced My Recipes section, patients and caregivers can save and organize favorites from more than 700 kidney-friendly recipes.
These online tools allow patients to be proactive about their health, which can lead to improved clinical outcomes and an improved quality of life.
DaVita, DaVita Health Portal, myDaVita.com, DaVita Diet Helper are trademarks or registered trademarks of DaVita Inc. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.
DaVita Inc., a Fortune 500® company, is a leading provider of kidney care in the United States, delivering dialysis services to patients with chronic kidney failure and end stage renal disease. DaVitastrives to improve patients’ quality of life by innovating clinical care, and by offering integrated treatment plans, personalized care teams and convenient health-management services. As of March 31, 2012, DaVita operated or provided administrative services at 1,841 outpatient dialysis centers located in the United States serving approximately 145,000 patients. The company also operated 15 outpatient dialysis centers located in three countries outside the United States. DaVita supports numerous programs dedicated to creating positive, sustainable change in communities around the world. The company’s leadership development initiatives and social responsibility efforts have been recognized by Fortune, Modern Healthcare, Newsweek and WorldBlu. For more information, please visit www.davita.com.
Bianca Violante, 303-405-2363