Increasing Rates of Patients Dialyzing at Home
Quality Improvement Activity (QIA)

Network Project Lead: Annabelle Perez, BSN, RN
Network Project Co-lead: Virna de la Cruz, BSN, RN


Project Description and Goals


Home Dialysis modalities are underutilized in the USA with only 8% of the dialysis patients undergoing renal replacement therapy at home versus 92% being treated with in center hemodialysis.

Quality Insights Renal Network 3 (QIRN3) is conducting a Home Dialysis Quality Improvement Initiative to promote home dialysis therapies to all eligible ESRD patients in the Network 3 service area. This project aims to reduce disparity in the promotion of access to home dialysis.


PRIMARY GOAL:  Increase the number of ESRD patients dialyzing at home from 2016 national average of 12% to 16% by 2023


SECONDARY GOAL:  Demonstrate a two percentage point improvement in the natural trend of patients using a home modality from January 2019-September 2019


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Project Calls Schedule

  Date Time
Call Materials


Jan 24, 2019

10:00 -11:00 AM EST

Presentation Slides
Webinar Recording

Mid-point Call

April 11, 2019

10:00 – 11:00  AM EST

Presentation Slides

Status Update Call 

June 6, 2019

10:00 – 11:00  AM EST

Project Update

Status Update Call

August 15, 2019

10:00 – 11:00  AM EST

Presentation Slides


October 17, 2019

10:00 – 11:00  AM EST


ESRD NCC Home Modality QIA Learning Action Network (LAN)

Webinar Schedules
Date Time Slides Webinar Recording
Jan 15, 2019 3:00pm - 4:00pm EST Presentation Recording 
Mar 12, 2019 3:00pm - 4:00pm EST Presentation Recording
May 14, 2019 3:00pm - 4:00pm EST Presentation /
Jul 9, 2019 3:00pm - 4:00pm EST Presentation /
Resource Slides
Sept 10, 2019 3:00pm - 4:00pm EST    
Nov12, 2019 3:00pm - 4:00pm EST    

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