DaVita Labs Launches New Information Technology Platform Enhancement

DaVita Labs Launches New Information Technology Platform Enhancement

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- DaVita LabsSM, a leading provider of chronic kidney disease laboratory services, announced a new proprietary technology platform that allows nephrologists to automatically send patient lab results and critical alerts to treating physicians via email, text and fax.

The new DaVita Labs technology tool simplifies the process of communicating patient lab results to treating physicians, offices and dialysis centers by removing the manual process of faxing and mailing results to multiple referring providers.


"This time-saving reporting tool demonstrates our continuing investment in information technologies that provide independent dialysis providers the most efficient access to patient information," said Jason Cline, DaVita Labs vice president of operations. "We are committed to enhancing communication and patient care through innovative IT systems used by independent dialysis providers."

"Clients are now able to quickly and easily report patients' status to referring providers, facilitating better decisions and helping ensure continuity of care," said Valerie Nahay, DaVita Labs vice president of sales and marketing.

As a collaborative provider of laboratory services, DaVita Labs is committed to serving the needs of independent dialysis providers. A key feature of the new platform is the ability for nephrologists to order customized and automated patient-level reports that can be simultaneously delivered to multiple health care providers.

DaVita, DaVita HealthCare Partners and DaVita Labs are trademarks or registered trademarks of DaVita HealthCare Partners Inc. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

About DaVita Labs

Located in Ft. Lauderdale and Deland, Florida, DaVita Labs is an independent division operating within DaVita HealthCare Partners Inc. that provides quality, on-time, accurate lab results to help identify and manage kidney patients across the nation.

As a chronic kidney disease specialty laboratory, DaVita Labs features the latest in cutting-edge end stage renal disease-specific methodology and technology for delivering quality dialysis test results. The DaVita Labs clinical laboratory team is led by experienced scientists and pathologists, and receives formal guidance from top nephrologists in the industry.

For nephrologists and independent dialysis centers, DaVita Labs customizes services to help fulfill specific facility needs, and gives their clients access to their vast renal experience, knowledge, and resources.

DaVita Labs is fully accredited by the federal and state governmental agencies and the College of American Pathologists.

For more information, please visit www.davitalabs.com or call 877-200-3181.

About DaVita

DaVita® is the dialysis division of DaVita HealthCare Partners Inc., a Fortune 500® company that, through its operating divisions, provides a variety of health care services to patient populations throughout the United States and abroad. A leading provider of kidney care in the United States, DaVita delivers dialysis services to patients with chronic kidney failure and end stage renal disease. DaVita strives to improve patients' quality of life by innovating clinical care, and by offering integrated treatment plans, personalized care teams and convenient health-management services. As of Dec. 31, 2012, DaVita operated or provided administrative services at 1,954 outpatient dialysis centers located in the United States serving approximately 153,000 patients. The company also operated 36 outpatient dialysis centers located in eight countries outside the United States. DaVita supports numerous programs dedicated to creating positive, sustainable change in communities around the world. The company's leadership development initiatives and social responsibility efforts have been recognized by Fortune, Modern Healthcare, Newsweek and WorldBlu. For more information, please visit DaVita.com.



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david.tauchen@davita.com

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