Knowledge Management & E-Learning: An International Journal (KM&EL), Vol 7, No 3 (2015)

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Design and implementation of the asthma treat smart system in a pediatric institution

Judith W. Dexheimer, Lijuan Gu, Yuping Guo, Laurie H. Johnson, Carolyn Kercsmar


Asthma is one of the most common chronic diseases of childhood, affecting an estimated 7 million children (9.4%) in the United States. Asthma care is complex and dynamic requiring temporal, multi-faceted, and coordinated care. The purpose of the Asthma Treat Smart (ATS) application was to help providers provide evidence-based, guideline-compliant care to patients presenting to the pulmonary clinic for treatment of asthma. The application guides the providers through collecting the necessary information to classify the patient’s severity and control and suggests appropriate medications according to the classification, age, and guidelines. The application helps to improve patient safety, healthcare provider training, and improves the quality of care patients receive by helping to align their chronic asthma care with national guidelines.

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Knowledge Management & E-Learning: An International Journal (KM&EL)
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