Alio Holds Second Patient and Family Advisory Council Meeting

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Alio seeks to expand dialysis patient advocacy and support


Alio recently held its second formal Patient and Family Advisory Council (PFAC) Meeting. Alio has a long-standing commitment to patient advocacy and patient-centric design. The council, one of the first of its kind in this space, allows for candid discussions and a tighter feedback loop between possible end-users and the Alio Team.  The Alio PFAC includes US-based dialysis patients and professionals who have significant experience in chronic kidney disease (CKD) and dialysis treatment.


Alio is focused on keeping the patient perspective at the center of their design and development process as they prepare for the commercial availability of their SmartPatch.  The Alio PFAC serves as an integral part of the  feedback loop between relevant stakeholders in the dialysis management space and Alio’s product design and refinement process. The most recent meeting focused specifically on how technology fits into a dialysis patient’s care journey. Alio recognizes that a better patient experience not only fosters greater patient compliance but also improves outcomes.


The Alio PFAC is chaired by Ms. Terry Faust Litchfield, a well-known dialysis patient advocate and industry pioneer. Members of the council include:


“Alio seeks to improve the experience of dialysis patients, a significant undertaking, and we are all proud to be members of the Alio PFAC, focused on patient-centered innovation and outreach,” said Jessica Lancaster, PFAC member.


The second Alio PFAC Meeting included Scott Davie, Alio’s Chief Technology Officer (CTO), and Tim Wells, Director of Human Centered Design, in a review of Alio product development and usability.  Members also actively participated in these developmental efforts and provided important design feedback. The council also provided Alio with essential insights regarding educational support for dialysis patients – resources available, useful publications, educational channels and more.


“We are pleased to have this diverse group of dialysis patients and professionals to partner with us as we continue to pursue our mission of improving the patient experience,” said Scott Davie, Alio’s CTO.  “The council’s understanding of the variety of challenges faced by dialysis patients, provides Alio with points of view that will help us to continue to develop our remote monitoring platform and prepare for commercializing Alio as a patient-centered technology.”

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