CHF’s approach to quality improvement engages pediatricians and practice personnel in the development and implementation of rapid cycle tests and resulting best practices. The CHF Asthma Care Management Improvement Initiative (ACMII) has included engagement of twenty-eight pediatric practice sites, and includes the following benefits:

  • Training on NIH/NHLBI clinical asthma guidelines and associated interventions
  • Satisfaction of 40 points toward the Performance in Practice (Part 4) requirement for Pediatrician Maintenance of Certification (MOC) through the American Board of Pediatrics.
  • Access and input to abundant asthma care workflows, tools and resources collaboratively developed and tested for over three years by 125+ pediatricians
  • Utilization of a web-based pediatric asthma registry with EMR interfaces for tracking and reporting key asthma care indicators of evidence-based clinical guidelines that are not supported by EMR systems
  • Real-time reports for providers showing patient-level care status across multiple clinical measures (Ex: current (or overdue) on asthma well visit, asthma action plan, spirometry, etc.)
  • Quarterly reporting at practice and provider level for multiple asthma clinical measures
  • Clinical asthma education and training by physician experts in areas including: spirometry administration, spirometry interpretation, environmental impacts, etc.
  • Analytical and process engineering support from CHF’s highly qualified staff, including on-site training, tailored tool development and data management assistance