Project Overview

Health information is widely available to the public, patients are increasingly informed about their conditions, and many are keen to take responsibility for their own health. New technologies make it possible for patients to communicate with their health professionals and manage their own health information. Although our health system has many strengths, it has not kept up with these dramatic changes. New models are needed to meet the needs of Canada’s kidney patients. Our team of patients, researchers, clinicians and health care decision-makers will reinvent kidney care to reflect the needs and capabilities of patients in the 21st century.

We will work with our patient partners, using surveys and focus groups, to identify aspects of the patient experience that are the highest priority for change. A key part of this process will be to help patients understand potential tradeoffs in the choices they make. We will use results of these initial studies to select the most promising, relevant tools, strategies, and models for transforming kidney care – then refine and test them in rigorous studies. Electronic innovations will include decision aids, SMS or email messaging, smartphone apps, Skype, videoconferencing, and secure web-based patient portals. We will also use promising non-electronic interventions such as deprescribing protocols, decision aids, risk calculators and customized practice guidelines.

Triple I: Restructuring kidney care to meet the needs of 21st century patients

Project lead(s):

Dr. Clara Bohm, Dr. Marcello Tonelli

Patient lead(s):

Michael McCormick

Research theme(s):

Dialysis, Kidney Care

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  • Comparison of Clinical and Social Characteristics of Canadian Youth Living with Type 2 and Type 1 Diabetes

    Canadian Journal of Diabetes

    Carino M, Elia Y, Sellers E, Curtis J, McGavock J, Scholey J, Hamilton J, Clarson C, Pinto T, Hadjiyannakis S, Mertens L, Samaan MC, Ho J, Nour M, Panagiotopoulos C, Jetha M, Gabbs M, Mahmud FH, Wicklow B, Dart A

    Research Project: iCARE,AdDIT

  • Evaluation of novel glomerular filtration rate estimation equations in adolescents and young adults with type 1 diabetes

    Journal of Diabetes and its Complications

    Gaebe K, White CA, Mahmud FH, Scholey JW, Elia YT, Sochett EB, Cherney DZ

    Research Project: AdDIT

  • Relationship between serum inflammatory markers and vascular function in a cohort of adolescents with type 1 diabetes


    Sochett E, Noone D, Grattan M, Slorach C, Moineddin R, Elia Y, Mahmud FH, Dunger DB, Dalton N, Cherney D, Scholey J, Reich H, Deanfield J.

    Research Project: AdDIT

    Keywords: Diabetes

  • Hyperfiltration, urinary albumin excretion, and ambulatory blood pressure in adolescents with Type 1 diabetes mellitus

    American Journal of Physiology – Renal Physiology

    Lovshin JA, Škrtić M, Bjornstad P, Moineddin R, Daneman D, Dunger D, Reich HN, Mahmud F, Scholey J, Cherney DZI, Sochett E

    Research Project: AdDIT

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