Population health management
The majority of care of patients with chronic kidney disease occurs through primary care providers. Given rising costs of healthcare and the high burden of kidney disease, population health management strategies need to be tested. KHRI investigators demonstrated in a pilot study that collaboration with pharmacists may be a helpful strategy to improve kidney disease screening and management. Geisinger, with its low population out-migration rate, extensive network of primary care clinic sites and integrated healthcare system, is uniquely positioned to take novel approaches in managing kidney disease.