To ensure that salient information was collected at each site while not constraining the site visit team to a single set of questions, discussion guides were purposely designed to be flexible and solicit open-ended responses. The site visit team used a variety of data collection methods to collect information. A "General Information about your Health Care Setting" form was submitted to all sites prior to the site visit. Using this form, we collected background information such as ownership, number of employees, EHR system used, etc. During the visits, site visit team members used in-person observation and formal and informal conversations, and questions and responses using the discussion guides created for this project. A set of the discussion guides and the general information form noted above can be found in the Case Study Plan in Appendix A.
"HIEcase.pdf" (pdf, 1.68Mb)
"HIEcase-A.pdf" (pdf, 236.81Kb)
"HIEcase-B.pdf" (pdf, 115.31Kb)
"HIEcase-C.pdf" (pdf, 169.18Kb)
"HIEcase-D.pdf" (pdf, 134.56Kb)