DaVita Labs Launches New Information Technology Platform Enhancement

  DaVita Labs Launches New Information Technology Platform Enhancement

Business Wire

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. -- April 4, 2013

DaVita Labs^SM, a leading provider of chronic kidney disease laboratory
services, announced a new proprietary technology platform that allows
nephrologists to automatically send patient lab results and critical alerts to
treating physicians via email, text and fax.

The new DaVita Labs technology tool simplifies the process of communicating
patient lab results to treating physicians, offices and dialysis centers by
removing the manual process of faxing and mailing results to multiple
referring providers.

“This time-saving reporting tool demonstrates our continuing investment in
information technologies that provide independent dialysis providers the most
efficient access to patient information," said Jason Cline, DaVita Labs vice
president of operations. "We are committed to enhancing communication and
patient care through innovative IT systems used by independent dialysis

“Clients are now able to quickly and easily report patients’ status to
referring providers, facilitating better decisions and helping ensure
continuity of care,” said Valerie Nahay, DaVita Labs vice president of sales
and marketing.

As a collaborative provider of laboratory services, DaVita Labs is committed
to serving the needs of independent dialysis providers. A key feature of the
new platform is the ability for nephrologists to order customized and
automated patient-level reports that can be simultaneously delivered to
multiple health care providers.

DaVita, DaVita HealthCare Partners and DaVita Labs are trademarks or
registered trademarks of DaVita HealthCare Partners Inc. All other trademarks
are the property of their respective owners.

About DaVita Labs

Located in Ft. Lauderdale and Deland, Florida, DaVita Labs is an independent
division operating within DaVita HealthCare Partners Inc.that provides
quality, on-time, accurate lab results to help identify and manage kidney
patients across the nation.

As a chronic kidney disease specialty laboratory, DaVita Labs features the
latest in cutting-edge end stage renal disease-specific methodology and
technology for delivering quality dialysis test results. The DaVita Labs
clinical laboratory team is led by experienced scientists and pathologists,
and receives formal guidance from top nephrologists in the industry.

For nephrologists and independent dialysis centers, DaVita Labs customizes
services to help fulfill specific facility needs, and gives their clients
access to their vast renal experience, knowledge, and resources.

DaVita Labs is fully accredited by the federal and state governmental agencies
and the College of American Pathologists.

For more information, please visit www.davitalabs.com or call 877-200-3181.

About DaVita

DaVita® is the dialysis division of DaVita HealthCare Partners Inc., a Fortune
500® company that, through its operating divisions, provides a variety of
health care services to patient populations throughout the United States and
abroad. A leading provider of kidney care in the United States, DaVita
delivers dialysis services to patients with chronic kidney failure and end
stage renal disease. DaVita strives to improve patients’ quality of life by
innovating clinical care, and by offering integrated treatment plans,
personalized care teams and convenient health-management services. As of Dec.
31, 2012, DaVita operated or provided administrative services at 1,954
outpatient dialysis centers located in the United States serving approximately
153,000 patients. The company also operated 36 outpatient dialysis centers
located in eight countries outside the United States. DaVita supports numerous
programs dedicated to creating positive, sustainable change in communities
around the world. The company’s leadership development initiatives and social
responsibility efforts have been recognized by Fortune, Modern Healthcare,
Newsweek and WorldBlu. For more information, please visit DaVita.com.


DaVita Labs
David Tauchen, 303-876-2802
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