Outset Medical said today that it won a contract from the U.S. Health & Human Services Dept. for using its Tablo hemodialysis systems in response to natural disasters.
Tablo is designed to use wireless data, sensor-based automation and an animated touchscreen to make dialysis care accessible in-home, requiring only an electrical outlet and tap water to operate. The all-in-one dialysis machine, which handles both water purification and dialysate production, is designed to be used in a variety of settings.
The HHS Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness & Response is preparing to use the systems by the end of the year, according to a news release.
“Emergencies such as hurricanes and floods can severely impede dialysis services, and put a vulnerable population at risk,” CEO Leslie Trigg said in prepared remarks. “Tablo’s design enables fast deployment to the field using existing water sources in the disaster-affected community. Its simplicity accelerates training and set-up time. We are honored to partner with HHS in helping fulfill their mission.”