The CanSOLVE CKD Kidney Check team is working on finalizing its completely redesigned application that will be a critical component in delivering community-based kidney disease screening.

The Kidney Check App helps ensure timely results and standardization during the process of point-of-care testing in communities. All Kidney Check teams across the country will be able to utilize the tool to deliver risk-based screening, education and referrals.

“Using innovative technology we are able to expedite screening results that are standardized and immediately available,” explains Dr. Paul Komenda, project lead. “With these readily available test results we can move quickly to getting participants the follow up education and care they need to help prevent or delay progression of kidney disease or kidney failure.”

The new app features built-in consent forms and signing ability, standardized data entry points, automatic eGFR calculation and automatic Kidney Failure Risk Equation results. Its accessible design with built in prompts enables screening teams to easily navigate the tool.

Screening participants are reported as being no current, low, medium or high risk for kidney failure over the next five years. Participants then receive their results, counselling and education, and a care plan is put in place.

Plans are underway for kidney, diabetes and blood pressure health check clinics in Indigenous communities across several provinces. More information on upcoming clinics and screening will be provided soon. Learn more about Kidney Check here.