Kidney Health Resources

Free educational resources to inspire and empower kidney disease patients and healthcare providers.

What is self-care in-center dialysis?

By Dr. Richard Gibney / August 17, 2020

Today in the United States, an estimated 37 million people suffer from Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) or End Stage Renal Disease (ESRD). Many of them are required to supplement their bodies’ natural filtering capabilities through kidney dialysis. If you are one of these people, your first visit to the dialysis center can be overwhelming. You’ve…

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Dr. Gibney “On The Record with Tiffany” (Part 4)

By Empowered Kidney Care / August 7, 2020

Dr. Richard Gibney again joins Tiffany Jones-Smith, CEO of the Texas Kidney Foundation, for another installment of On The Record with Tiffany. In this episode, Dr. Gibney talks about the evolution of the kidney care industry, including recent changes in how the government views and incentivizes different care strategies. Check out the episode video and…

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Dr. Gibney “On The Record with Tiffany” (Part 3)

By Empowered Kidney Care / August 6, 2020

Dr. Richard Gibney again joins Tiffany Jones-Smith, CEO of the Texas Kidney Foundation, for another installment of On The Record with Tiffany. In this episode, Dr. Gibney talks about empowered management of Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD). Check out the episode video and audio below!

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Dr. Gibney “On The Record with Tiffany” (Part 2)

By Empowered Kidney Care / July 23, 2020

Dr. Richard Gibney again joins Tiffany Jones-Smith, CEO of the Texas Kidney Foundation, for another installment of On The Record with Tiffany. Check out the episode video and audio below!

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Dr. Gibney “On The Record with Tiffany” (Part 1)

By Empowered Kidney Care / July 17, 2020

A big thank you to Tiffany Jones-Smith, CEO of the Texas Kidney Foundation, for hosting Dr. Richard Gibney on the latest episode of On The Record with Tiffany. Check out the episode for a great conversation on social determinants of health and empowered kidney care. You can watch the two videos or the full episode…

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Addressing Social Determinants of Health in Kidney Care

By Dr. Richard Gibney / July 7, 2020

The past few months have been a whirlwind for the healthcare industry, just like the rest of the world. The Coronavirus pandemic and the death of George Floyd have turned our realities upside-down, and they both awaken us to a similar reality: every day, countless Americans are being left behind by flaws in our systems…

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STEM activities provide hope for kids on dialysis

By Empowered Kidney Care / June 16, 2020

Most kids don’t want to spend four hours in a hospital chair, three to five times a week, but for many young Americans with chronic kidney disease (CKD), routine dialysis is a huge part of their lives. Marcus* is a 16 year-old CKD patient at Children’s Hospital Colorado. He’ll tell you that dialysis makes him…

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Kidney Care’s Coronavirus Revolution

By Dr. Richard Gibney / May 18, 2020

The Coronavirus pandemic is turning the healthcare industry upside-down. Dialysis centers and kidney care programs are no exception. For better or worse, the times are forcing both patients and providers to reexamine the way they do things as they find a new normal. We firmly believe this setback is actually an opportunity to change for…

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How Can Self-Care Dialysis Improve Outcomes?

By Dr. Richard Gibney / April 20, 2020

A few years ago, I put together this article and video with the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI). Early conversations and experiences with IHI were instrumental in thinking through the Empowered Kidney Care movement, and in this video, you will hear a brief introduction into how the Empowered Kidney Care model began.

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