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Patients with Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) and End Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) typically have complex medical histories, experiencing frequent health care encounters with multiple providers. Thus the benefits of a robust electronic medical record (EMR) system in the dialysis setting are profound and immediate. At Satellite Healthcare dialysis centers, where patient information is managed through a proprietary EMR system, improvements in quality of care, safety and efficiency are having a positive impact on both patient health outcomes and the economics of the organization. As supported by results from a recent “Satisfaction with EMR Survey,” user-friendly functionality and excellent adherence to our workflow have proved key to successful implementation of the system.