Bringing together leading experts at the forefront of kidney disease research and patient care, Field Notes is an engaging forum discussing the latest developments, innovations, and trends that seek to improve outcomes and quality of life for individuals living with chronic disease. Fresenius Medical Care North America is the premiere healthcare company focused on providing innovative products and the highest quality care to people with renal and other conditions.
 

Published: November 2020

Health care providers throughout the world are working together to share key clinical information to improve patient quality, safety and efficiency of healthcare. Dr. Emel Hamilton joins Field Notes to share the details of how FMCNA is leading the way in improving care transitions for chronic kidney disease patients.

Published: October 2020

How has one of the largest, leading healthcare companies in the United States responded to the COVID-19 pandemic? Dr. Jeffrey Hymes joins Field Notes to discuss how the company’s efforts to prepare for a global pandemic enabled Fresenius Medical Care North America to stay ahead of the curve and keep its patients safe. 

Published: October 2020

Transitional Care Units help people recently diagnosed with kidney failure learn about the treatment options available to them including home dialysis. Dr. Dinesh Chatoth, Associate Chief Medical Officer of Fresenius Kidney Care, discusses the importance of comprehensive, hands-on education that is individualized for each patient, empowering them to manage their own care.

Published: September 2020

Dr. Ben Hippen, advisor to the Fresenius Medical Care Foundation and partner at Metrolina Nephrology Associates, discusses the importance of improving the organ transplant process for patients facing kidney failure and the health care industry in general.

Published: September 2020

Dr. Laura Niklason, co-founder of Humacyte, joins Field Notes to discuss the exciting potential of her company’s human acellular vessel, which could transform vascular access for dialysis patients.  

Published: September 2020

With hurricane season upon us, Bob Loeper, Vice President of Disaster Response for Fresenius Medical Care North America, joins Field Notes to discuss what it takes to ensure dialysis care for patients even after a major event when roads are blocked, and major utilities are down.

Published: August 2020

Dr. Peter Kotanko discusses a new mathematical model suggesting that pool testing is a more accurate and efficient method to map the spread of COVID-19 in certain communities.  

Published: August 2020

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, its impacts on the body continue to be understood. Dr. Ted Toffelmire, the Senior Director of Medical Affairs in Canada for Fresenius Medical Care North America, joins Field Notes to discuss a potential link between the devastating virus and acute kidney injury.

Published: July 2020

Len Usvyat, PhD, Vice President of Applied Advanced Analytics, joins Field Notes to explain how artificial intelligence is being used to provide better treatment for people with kidney disease by predicting potential outcomes and future health care needs.

Published: July 2020

Dr. Dugan Maddux, Vice President of Kidney Disease Initiatives for Fresenius Medical Care North America, joins Field Notes to discuss the consequences of food insecurity for people living with serious chronic conditions and the importance of medically tailored meals in treating kidney disease. 

Published: June 2020

Dr. Ahmad Sharif, Senior Vice President and Chief Medical Information Officer at Fresenius Medical Care North America, discusses the important use of telehealth to safely treat patients during the COVID-19 era and what the future holds for virtual patient care when the pandemic ends. 

Published: May 2020

In this episode, we talk to Felicia Speed, LMSW, Corporate Director of Social Work Services at Fresenius Medical Care North America, about Physician Burnout: the emotional and mental strain that comes with providing care in a time of crisis. 

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