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In the summer of 2015, the East Main Street branch of Optimus Health Care planned, developed, and initiated a quality improvement interven-tion for pediatric asthma care. The intervention consisted of a provider-designed EMR template to enhance asthma clinic visits, a new on-site spi-rometer, and new tools for patient and staff education. The objective was to support Optimus providers in their efforts to provide high quality, guideline-compliant care to their patients and thereby improve patient outcomes. A chart audit of 27 patient records conducted six months after the beginning of the project found high rates of compliance with two im-portant measures of quality asthma care: spirometer use (85% of charts) and documentation of an asthma action plan (96% of charts.)
Yale University School of Public Health
New Haven, CT
Asthma, Optimus Health Care
Armstrong-Hough, Mari; Gregory, Louis; Zhang, Yang; Pose, Alix; Gent, Janneane; Humphries, Debbie; and Matysiak, Colette, "Assessing an Asthma Care Intervention at Optimus Health Care" (2016). Practice Based Community Health Research Reports. 11.