Asthma

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Low-Income Households and Asthma 09/10/13

The Low Income Households and Asthma fact sheet provides statistics on low-income households and asthma rates. The fact sheet also provides 10 key tips for controlling and managing asthma.

State Snapshots 07/10/12

The State Snapshots provide State-specific health care quality information including strengths, weaknesses, and opportunities for improvement. The goal is to help State officials and their public- and private-sector partners better understand health care quality and disparities in their State.

The State Selection Map allows users to choose a State, explore, and compare the quality of a State's health care against national or best performing States. State-level information to...

Pediatric Asthma Initiative: Environmental History Form 04/26/12

This form, for health care practitioners, gathers initial information on triggers commonly overlooked with children already diagnosed with asthma. It can help physicians and families make possible connections between behavior, conditions in the home and school, and pediatric asthma. The questions on the form related to the child's home also apply to other indoor environments where the child spends time, including school, daycare, car, school bus, work, and recreational facilities.
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Interactive Asthma Action Plan (iAAP) 10/26/11

The interactive Asthma Action Plan (iAAP) is a computerized clinical decision support tool for health care providers who treat asthma patients. It helps patients and physicians manage and prevent asthma symptoms, while providing information to the patient’s health care team. The iAAP program creates patient-specific treatment plans, which are available in English and Spanish.

The iAAP is available via a Web-based kiosk or can be downloaded to run either on a desktop or for...

Implementing High Quality Telephone Care in Pediatric Practice 12/28/10

This presentation, available in audio and slideshow formats, provides pediatricians and their staff with information about the use of telephone care in pediatric practice, citing examples for the management of chronic diseases such as asthma. Associated handouts available for download include sample telephone care plans and forms for selected conditions.

This presentation is part of a series provided by the Quality Improvement Innovation Network, a program of the American...

NHQRDRnet 10/14/10

NHQRDRnet is an an interactive tool to explore data from the National Healthcare Quality Report (NHQR) and the National Healthcare Disparities Report (NHDR). This system allows users to access national and State data on the quality of, and access to, health care from scientifically credible measures and data sources.

With NHQRDRnet, users can:

  • Display estimates from national tables that are specific to particular subpopulations (e.g., particular age groups, as well...
Community Asthma Prevention Program (CAPP): Resources for Professionals 08/19/10
The Community Asthma Prevention Program (CAPP) provides a community-driven asthma management program that is comprehensive and sustainable. The classes for children are led by teens and college students who are peer educators and who are trained to use the curriculum. The goal in using a “train the trainer” model is to leave neighborhoods and communities with lay asthma experts and, in this way, sustain asthma prevention efforts.

Some of the resources and tools that are available...
Asthma Return-on-Investment Calculator 08/05/10

The Asthma Return-on-Investment (ROI) Calculator is a tool for exploring potential financial returns from quality improvement and disease management programs for populations diagnosed with asthma.

This tool provides estimates based on an analysis of 52 research studies on improving asthma care and what those studies imply for cost savings. It also provides:

  • Information on how asthma-related costs are likely to change for:
    • Emergency department visits...
Pediatric Documentation Templates 04/28/10

These templates for acute and chronic conditions can assist providers when documenting a visit in an electronic health record by increasing the efficiency with which a visit is documented and enhancing adherence to clinical guidelines for those conditions. The templates are based on national guidelines and may be modified to suit a particular clinical practice’s needs.

Template examples available for download:

  • Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder diagnosis and...
Improving Asthma Care for Children Toolkit: Best Practices in Medicaid Managed Care 03/30/10

This toolkit provides strategies to improve asthma care tested by a diverse group of health plans serving Medicaid consumers. The inventive methods, targeted for children with asthma, can also be used for adults. The toolkit suggests the need for collaborative approaches and documentation to support further investments for the following techniques:

  • Developing and creatively using asthma registries
  • Using innovative methods to reach high-risk members
  • ...

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