More than a new kind of dialysis machine, Tablo is a new way of thinking about dialysis and the patients who depend on it. Tablo makes it possible to reconsider where dialysis is performed, when dialysis is performed and who can perform it. Tablo opens up opportunities for new in-center patient-powered care models designed to improve the experience while lowering costs for providers.
Because we believe a dialysis machine should be as easy to use as an everyday consumer product, Tablo was designed with simplicity in mind.
One example is Tablo’s touchscreen display, which offers step-by-step pictures and conversational instructions that make it hard to mess up no matter how new a patient, or caregiver, may be to dialysis.
And with simplicity comes speed. We’ve set out to give people their time back. Tablo dramatically reduces the time involved in setting up and managing dialysis, whether at home or in clinic. There is simply less to do and less to learn.
Dialysis on demand
When you’re ready for dialysis, so is Tablo. While you are dialyzing, Tablo is continuously making dialysate, using regular water from the tap. You no longer need to plan ahead or worry about preparing dialysate before treatment. Tablo is designed to deliver maximum flexibility and minimum headache.
Tablo is an all-in-one dialysis solution: it makes clean water, produces dialysate, takes blood pressure and delivers medication… all in a compact table-height package. No additional equipment to connect. No heavy bags of fluid to hang. There’s not even a hospital pole. Goodbye accessories, hello simplicity.
More time for living
Who wouldn’t want to spend less time on dialysis and more time enjoying life? That’s why we focused on reducing Tablo’s set-up to 10 quick and easy steps. We also eliminated the time involved with making batches of water beforehand. Alarm directions appear right on the touchscreen to eliminate the time and anxiety of flipping through binders if something goes wrong. There’s even a wireless antenna inside with an aim toward automatically sending data where it needs to go after treatment.
Your personal Tablo
What temperature do you want your dialysate? Tablo will adjust it for you. Did you drink a little more water than you planned while on treatment? Tablo will calculate it for you. Do you need a reminder to make a clinic appointment? Tablo will let you know.
Tablo-enabled care delivery models in-clinic
Tablo is designed to put patients in control so providers can deliver quality clinical outcomes cost-efficiently.
Independent dialysate production
Traditional dialysis machines need to be hooked up to water loops to receive dialysate produced in a central water treatment room inside the clinic. By contrast, Tablo functions as its own standalone, full-service dialysis unit. It makes the dialysate, in real time, while doing all the blood processing of a conventional machine. This all-in-one approach means providers no longer need to build and maintain a costly water treatment facility.
Our goal is to allow your clinical team to focus on patients, not paper. A wireless antenna is tucked into Tablo with wireless data transmission in mind.
Painless patient training
Beyond innovating around the Tablo machine, we’ve set our sights on overhauling how patients are educated. With Tablo, there’s a valuable opportunity to transform patient training. With Tablo, there’s a clear opportunity to make patient training effective, high-throughput and low cost for the provider. We’ve focused on achieving it with a proprietary method of patient education.
With Tablo, there is no need to learn any complicated prescription algorithms. You prescribe Tablo just like you would an in-center dialysis machine. Nothing new to learn, nothing new to unlearn.
Treatment frequency flexibility
Because Tablo can be used three times per week, every other day, 4 times per week, or more, it offers a wide range of clinical flexibility. And we believe more flexibility translates into better patient compliance. It also enables Tablo to be used in-center in ways that are more conveniently patient-powered, while at the same time offering the possibility of real economic efficiencies for the practice.
Simplicity that expands accessibility
Tablo is designed as a consumer-style product that delivers professional medical therapy. Our goal is to serve not just the technically-oriented patient, but anyone who wants to be more involved in his or her care. We define success as a much larger circle of your patients capable of helping with their own care, whether at home or in-center. To that end, we’ve tested Tablo with patients from 29 to 79-years-old, of widely varying backgrounds and skills. And we found a broad spectrum was able to quickly and easily set up Tablo, with minimal training.