SAN FRANCISCO – Cricket Health, a developer of technology-enabled care solutions for chronic kidney disease patients, is teaming up with the American Kidney Fund, to bring education and support to advanced stage CKD and end-stage renal disease patients.
“Cricket Health’s platform is a great complement to the patient-focused programs and services we provide,” said LaVarne Burton, president and CEO of the American Kidney Fund, in a statement.
Over the summer, 100 advanced stage CKD and ESRD patients from AKF’s patient network will voluntarily enroll in Cricket Health’s online kidney care platform, which connects patients and their loved ones to structured, multi-channel educational content, virtual health care expertise and a community of peers and patient mentors to help them make informed decisions regarding ongoing disease management and treatment options.
These 100 patients are the first large group participating in the platform, which Cricket Health is refining for a wider commercial rollout to providers and health plans seeking a comprehensive education and care management program for CKD and ESRD patients.
At no cost to them, patients enrolled through AKF will have access to education relative to their condition, a virtual kidney care nurse moderating texts and chats and the Cricket Health community of patient peers and mentors.
“As organizations deeply committed to the best health outcomes for the patients we serve, AKF and Cricket Health are logical partners in helping bring technology and patients together,” said Burton.
Cricket Health is a developer of scalable health care technology services designed to transform the care and treatment of people with chronic kidney disease who are at high-risk of progressing to end-stage renal disease.