INFORMED - Plantinga Research Team

The INstant Functioning Report for Meaningful Encounters in Dialysis (INFORMED) study aims to provide information to both dialysis patients and their providers about patients’ physical functioning, or how well patients are getting around and performing their daily tasks. This information is provided in the form of a functioning report. The goal of the report and the study is to improve patient-provider communication in the dialysis setting by making it more “patient-centered.” Patient-centered communication is respectful of, and responsive to, individual patient preferences, needs, and values. Learn more.