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Table 1 DialysisConnect focus group guide

From: Making sense of DialysisConnect: a qualitative analysis of stakeholder viewpoints on a web-based information exchange platform to improve care transitions between dialysis clinics and hospitals

Initial open ended discussion
What comes to mind when you think about communicating with the dialysis clinic about a dialysis patient?
What communication about the patient do you typically have with the [dialysis clinics/hospital] upon hospital admission? Probe:
 Information needed and received
 Personnel who exchange information
 Documentation
 Time involved
What communication about the patient do you typically have with the [dialysis clinics/hospital] upon hospital discharge? Probe:
 Information needed and received
 Personnel who exchange information
 Format(s) of communication
 Time involved and timeliness
What is your opinion about the current communication process between hospitals and dialysis clinics? Probe:
 What is working well that should not be changed?
 What is problematic about the process?
 How well does the current process serve patients?
 How could the process be improved?
Prototype response discussion
What are your initial reactions to the video you saw?
Now I’d like to get your thoughts about each part of the flow process in the prototype
 Logging in
 Inputs to find dialysis patient
 Information in patient profile
 Initial hospital reason
 Request to dialysis clinic to upload needed information and documents
 Quick visual cue panel
 Process for reminding dialysis clinic if requested information or documents is not received
 Discharge information for hospital side to upload
 Personnel and roles
Summary discussion
What would the addition of DialysisConnect mean for hospital providers? How would it be different from current practice?
[Summary of discussion.] Is this an adequate summary of what we discussed? Is there anything else you would like to add?
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