Technology, Telehealth & Nephrology: The Time Is Now

Recently obstacles to telehealth have been modified and telehealth technology has been increasingly utilized. For example, at University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB), 66% of transplant visits and 71% of nephrology clinic visits have utilized telehealth during the COVID-19 pandemic with “excellent patient engagement.” Telehealth has known advantages of increased access to care with less travel time and costs for patients. During the COVID-19 pandemic, telehealth was utilized to protect the patient population dealing with chronic kidney disease (CKD) and …

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