Improving Asthma Care

The Utah Pediatric Partnership to Improve Quality (UPIQ) has partnered with the Utah Department of Health Asthma Program and the Utah School Nurses to offer this 12-month Learning Collaborative that kicks-off March 2013 with one to three in-office site visits followed by two Learning Sessions, periodic webinars and site visits.  We will offer 25 points toward Part 4 Maintenance of Certification (MOC) for the American Board of Pediatrics and, likely, the American Board of Family Medicine.

Learning Session 1:

Friday, May 10th
8:00 am to 3:30 pm
Karen Gail Miller Conference Center
9750 South 300 West - Sandy, UT 84070

Learning Session 2:

TBA (Fall 2013)

Project Goal:

Improve outcomes for children and adolescents with asthma in participating practices and enhance collaboration with local school(s) and school nurse(s) to improve and coordinate asthma management.

 Aims for Participating Practices:

  • Use QI strategies and tools to improve how consistently your practice provides the best care you can
  • Apply national guidelines for Asthma care to your patients and practice
  • Learn and use population management methods to improve outcomes for your patients with asthma
  • Collaborate with a local school(s) and school nurse(s) to improve and coordinate asthma management for your patients
  • Learn from experts and other practices, share ideas with your colleagues, and work with UPIQ’s Practice Coaches to improve your asthma care
  • Learn from parents how to better support families in managing children’s asthma

Project Activities:

  • Identify your practice’s Improvement Team:
    • Physician Champion 
    • Nurse or Medical Assistant 
    • Office Manager 
    • Additional members are welcome!
  • Participate in project preparation meetings at your office (1-3 meetings before May 10 Learning Session)
  • Attend two 8:00am-3:30pm Learning Sessions: May 10 and a date to be scheduled in the fall
  • Actively participate in regular brief meetings with your Improvement Team (weekly or bi-weekly)
  • Participate in site visits with your QI coach at your office to keep your team moving forward
  • Attend periodic webinars and/or conference calls
  • Perform baseline and monthly chart reviews to assess improvement
  • Report plan-do-study-act (PDSA) cycles twice each month
  • Develop a plan for sustaining and spreading your improvements

For More Information:

Contact info@upiq.org.

Offered by the Utah Pediatric Partnership to Improve Healthcare Quality (UPIQ), the Utah Department of Health Asthma Program and the Utah School Nurses.