Comprehensive diagnostic testing, interventions, education and rehabilitation.

Adult Asthma /COPD Project

This population includes EPN patients aged 18 and above with a diagnosis of either asthma or COPD. Our overall goal is to improve outreach, care, and influenza vaccination rates to our EPN patients with these diagnoses. Through improving education and follow up care with this population, we hope to achieve these goals.

 

EPN Adult Asthma / COPD Initiative - Follow Up Care

Initiative      Adult Asthma / COPD Initiative - Follow Up Care
Metric   Appropriate Asthma / COPD follow up
Definition  

Patients age > 18 with a diagnosis of either Asthma or COPD having at least 1 office visit within 12 months of index visit

Measurement   Percentage of patients meeting the metric definition
Numerator   Number of patients having at least 1 office visit within 12 months of index visit
Denominator   Number of patients with a diagnosis of either Asthma or COPD in their EPICare problem list
Exclusions  

Patients residing in a nursing home 
Patients new to EPN within the last 6 months

EPIC
Support
 

Monthly reports to be distributed to practices identifying patients overdue for a follow up visit

Network
Goal
   TBD

    

EPN Adult Asthma / COPD Initiative - Influenza Vaccination

Initiative      Adult Asthma / COPD Initiative - Influenza
Metric   Influenza vaccination rate for patients with Asthma / COPD
Definition  

Patients age > 18 with a diagnosis of either Asthma or COPD having received an influenza vaccination during the last influenza season

Measurement   Percentage of patients meeting the metric definition
Numerator   Number of patients having at influenza vaccine during last influenza season
Denominator   Number of patients with a diagnosis of either Asthma or COPD in their EPICare problem list
Exclusions  

Patients residing in a nursing home 
Patients new to EPN within since the end of influenza season

EPIC Support  

Best Practice Alert appears and identifies patients due for influenza vaccine based on Asthma / COPD diagnosis Monthly reports to be distributed to practices identifying patients due for influenza vaccination

Network Goal    TBD

Please return soon as we hope to have updated information and data regarding this and other initiatives.

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