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Singing River Health System and Renalytix Join Forces to Improve Kidney Health on the Mississippi Gulf Coast

January 11, 2022

Singing River Health System and Renalytix announced a partnership to deploy KidneyIntelX™ informed care management to improve kidney health in individuals with type 2 diabetes and early-stage chronic kidney disease. The Renalytix KidneyIntelX platform enables Singing River’s primary and specialty care providers to easily identify and understand a person’s kidney health risks, implement medication and nutrition management, and provide educational intervention on a timely basis. Singing River is a mission-driven healthcare provider with locations spanning across the Mississippi Gulf Coast, a region with one of the highest rates of diabetes in the country. The partnership between Singing River and Renalytix will focus on improving health outcomes and reducing healthcare costs in this high-risk population by driving early detection and providing informed care in seeking to delay disease progression and prevent unnecessary dialysis starts.

“More than 30 percent of Medicaid beneficiaries in Mississippi have diabetes. Racial and economic disparities in care greatly contribute towards this unmistakable health and financial burden in our community,” said Victoria Lewandrowski, System Laboratory Relations Manager, Singing River. “Our partnership with Renalytix will provide a much-needed tool to prioritize earlier identification of chronic kidney disease in type 2 diabetics at the primary care level which aligns with Singing River’s commitment to foster innovation and provide personalized, high-quality care to everyone we serve.”

Approximately 25% of Mississippi’s 3 million residents are currently enrolled in Medicaid health benefits. Reports estimate the state’s direct and indirect costs of diabetes and its associated conditions like chronic kidney disease can be as high as $3.4 billion annually, creating an urgent need for Singing River Health System to utilize innovative technologies to delay and prevent chronic disease progression in this population. Recent data also shows that Mississippi continues to be one of the worst states at providing better outcomes and access to healthcare in the Black and Latinx communities, who are already at an increased risk of developing diabetes and chronic kidney disease.

“From the beginning, Renalytix has been committed to taking immediate action to mitigate racial and economic disparities in kidney disease care,” said Tom McLain, President of Renalytix. “In addition to our new partnership with Singing River, we have secured provider agreements with 27 state Medicaid programs. We believe that precision medicine approaches, including KidneyIntelX, will ensure that the right treatment gets to the right patients, regardless of population type, economic status or health insurance coverage.”

Singing River Health System is the first partner located along the Gulf Coast for Renalytix. The health system expansion of KidneyIntelX is also supported by the recent launch within the General Services Administration, which has granted a 10-year government-wide contract for KidneyIntelX. KidneyIntelX is also covered under various commercial insurance programs.


Media Contacts:
United States:
Chloe Beaudoin
(207) 333-7947

Outside of the United States:
Walbrook PR Limited
Paul McManus / Lianne Applegarth
Tel: 020 7933 8780 or renalytix@walbrookpr.com
Mob: 07980 541 893 / 07584 391 303

US Investor Contact:
CapComm Partners
Peter DeNardo

UK Investor Contact:
Walbrook PR Limited
Paul McManus / Lianne Applegarth
Tel: 020 7933 8780 or renalytix@walbrookpr.com
Mob: 07980 541 893 / 07584 391 303