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NBMLHD and The University of Sydney's Nepean Clinical School

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I am a experienced Nephrologist with interest in remote patient monitoring and shared decision making
My contributions in these 2 areas:
Team leader in creation of ‘My Home Hemo APP’ for remote monitoring of patients on Home HD
Research grants in these 2 areas:
CIA on NMBLHD Telehealth Technology Innovation Fund Grant of $10,000 – Generating analytics-based evidence to improve CKD patients’ shared decision making for NBMLHD
CI/AI: SUCCESS: Supporting culturally-diverse adults with CKD to engage in shared decision making successfully (Phase II); Webster A, Muscat D, McCaffery K, Shepherd H, Sud K, O’Lone E. Phase 1: University of Sydney School of Public Health Cross Cultural Public Health Research Award, Sydney Medical School Clinician Researcher Support Scheme. Phase 2: Sydney Health Partners Medical Research Futures Fund, Kidney Health Australia.
CIA: ‘Supporting adults with CKD to engage in shared decision making successfully (SUCCESS): A pragmatic randomised controlled trial of the SUCCESS intervention’: NSW Ministry of Health Round 4 Translational Research Grant for $609,846 over 3 years, commencing August 2019.
CID: on the WSLHD REN Grant for $48,860 for the project “Co-production of interventions to improve loneliness and social isolation in patients with chronic kidney disease” (2022)

Publications in these 2 areas
My home hemodialysis App – A new telehealth tool for remote monitoring of patients on home hemodialysis. Nicdao M, Kim J, Baldacchino T, Hyun Jung Y, Mikaheal M, Patekar A, Sud K. RSAJ 2016; 12(2) 41-47
Remote Monitoring Systems for Chronic Patients on Home Hemodialysis: Field Test of a Copresence-Enhanced Design. Liu N, Kim J, Jung Y, Arisy A, Nicdao MA, Mikaheal M, Baldacchino T, Khadra M, Sud K. JMIR Hum Factors. 2017;4(3):e21.
Beyond dialysis decisions: A qualitative exploration of medical decision-making among culturally and linguistically-diverse patients with Chronic Kidney Disease on Hemodialysis. Muscat D, Kanagaratnam R, Shepherd H, Sud K, McCaffery K, Webster A. BMC Nephrology 2018 Nov 27;19(1):339
Emotion sharing in remote patient monitoring of patients with chronic kidney disease. Huang R, Liu Na, Nicdao M, Mikaheal M, Baldacchino T, Albeos A, Petoumenos K, Sud K, Kim J. J Am Med Inform Assoc. 2020 Feb 1;27(2):185-193. doi: 10.1093/jamia/ocz183.
Supporting patients to be involved in decisions about their health and care: Development of a health literacy-informed App for Australian adults living with Chronic Kidney Disease. Muscat D, Lambert K, Shepherd H, McCaffery K, Zwi S, Liu N, Sud K, Saunders J, O’lone E, Kim J, Robbins A, Webster A. Health Promot J Austr. 2021 Feb;32 Suppl 1:115-127. doi: 10.1002/hpja.416.
A feasibility study of a best practice health literacy app for Australian adults with Chronic Kidney Disease. Stephanie Zwi; Jennifer Isautier; Angela Webster; Kelly Lambert; Heather L Shepherd; Kirsten J McCaffery; Kamal Sud; John Saunders; Emma O’Lone; Liu Na; Jinman Kim; Aphra Robbins, Danielle M Muscat. PEC Innovation https://doi.org/10.1016/j.pecinn.2022.100047
Evaluation of the SUCCESS health literacy app for Australian adults with chronic kidney disease: Study protocol for a pragmatic randomised controlled trial. Jennifer Isautier, Angela C Webster, Kelly Lambert, Heather L Shepherd, Kirsten McCaffery, Kamal Sud, Jinman Kim, Na Liu, Nicole de la Mata, Shahreen Raihana, Patrick Kelly, Danielle Marie Muscat. JMIR Protocols 2022;11(8):e39909) doi: 10.2196/39909

Awards and recognitions in these 2 areas
‘REACH OUT: the Home Haemodialysis (HHD) App Project’ WSLHD’s Board Chair Award 2015
Remote monitoring in Home Hemodialysis project: Finalist for Innovation Award at NBMLHD 2015
‘Confident and Connected at Home on Haemodialysis’: NSW Health’s Health Secretary’s Award 2016, and Finalist of Bob Leece Transforming Health Award 2016.
Winner of the 2021 NBMLHD Board Chair’s Health Research and Innovation Award: ‘Understanding Patients’ Sentiments in remote care settings’

Invited lectures in these 2 area:
‘Remote monitoring of Home HD using ‘My Home Haemo App’ at the Tasmanian Home Dialysis Therapies Symposium – Innovations and Advances in Home Therapies, Hobart – March 2nd, 2016.
‘Remote monitoring in Home Dialysis’ at the Amgen Cardio-Renal Clinical Exchange meeting, Sydney (December 3, 2016)
‘Remote Monitoring – the value this provides to clinicians’ at the Home Dialysis Conference at Auckland, New Zealand (Feb 28-March 2, 2018)
Remote Monitoring in Dialysis’ at the Dialysis Nephrology and Transplantation workshop, Adelaide (September 8-10, 2019)
‘Barriers to Peritoneal Dialysis and Shared Decision Making’ at the PD Academy 2020 in Canberra (February 29-March 1, 2020).
Live webinar on Modern PD: ‘Shared Decision Making – Key Concepts and Perspectives from Australia’ on June 10th 2021.
‘Remote Monitoring in Peritoneal Dialysis and future solutions’ at the World Congress of Nephrology, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (Feb 24-27, 2022)
‘CALD, in the session on ‘Equity Challenges in Kidney Care‘ at ANZSN’s Dialysis Nephrology Transplantation workshop, Noosa, QLD (March 26-28, 2023)


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Promoting Informed Healthcare Delivery, Safely Managing & Sharing Information, Supporting Health, Wellness & Rehabilitation

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