Using the latest research and collective knowledge of the kidney care community, we address the challenge of kidney disease by:
- Planning and monitoring the delivery of province-wide kidney care services
- Developing province-wide clinical standards and guidelines
- Developing funding models to support best health outcomes
- Measuring and reporting on patient and system outcomes
- Supporting knowledge-development through research and teaching
Our goals are to:
- improve early diagnosis and treatment
- ensure that the system itself is financially sustainable
- educate British Columbians about the risks and signs of kidney disease
We serve three main groups:
- People in BC and Yukon who have kidney disease, particularly people who need dialysis
- Kidney disease caregivers
- Researchers interested in kidney disease
We also ensure consistent and accurate communication about kidney care with the BC Ministry of Health, the Provincial Health Services Authority and BC’s regional health authorities.
BC Renal collaborates with and acts as a resource for all renal programs across regional health authorities, where care provision takes place and sequential accreditation cycles apply. Specifically, BC Renal helps promote accreditation education, aligns with Accreditation Canada's quality dimensions and Required Organizational Practices in our strategies and plans, and provides relevant evidence to support the accreditation surveys in the renal programs.
In 2005, BC Renal's PROMIS database was recognized as a Leading Practice by Accreditation Canada. Leading Practices are exemplary initiatives carried out by health organizations, recognized by surveyors while on survey.