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Asthma IQ for Primary Care Physicians
Study Description and Methods
Practices will be randomized into two groups of 2-4, or sufficient to achieve 20 physicians in each group with an average of 10 patients per physician. The Asthma IQ group 1 will be trained to use the software and how the system can support both acute and planned patient visits in their office. We will also support practices in the design of planned care visits. The Asthma IQ group 2 will be trained on the new Asthma guidelines and how a structured approach to planned care can help deliver guideline concordant care. We will also provide support for design of planned visits for this group. We will survey office staff and clinicians in both groups on their current practice and approach to asthma care at baseline, 6 months, 12 months, 18 months, and 24 months. Patient chart reviews will also be done by study personnel and complemented by automated surveys of patients regarding asthma control and urgent care visits at baseline and every 3 months, using the ACT tool and specific questionnaires. After 12 months, the Asthma IQ 2 group will be trained on the use of the Asthma IQ software.
Specific Aims and Objectives
- To determine if the use of the Asthma IQ tool will improve asthma patient outcomes as assessed by quarterly assessments of ACT scores via automated patient survey (primary endpoint).
- To determine if the use of the Asthma IQ tool will improve asthma patient outcomes as assessed by the number of asthma exacerbations requiring the use of systemic corticosteroids for 3 or more days (secondary endpoint).
For practice requirements and benefit for participating in this study please review the Asthma IQ One Pager (1-page PDF file; About PDFs).
If your practice is interested in participating please complete the Interest and Demographic Form (2-page PDF file; About PDFs)
and return to Karen Sparks.
Laura Nichols, MS
AAFP National Research Network