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This is a randomized trial designed to examine the effect of participant designed medication reminders via text messaging on asthma control and adherence. It is a collaborative effort with the Adherence Center.
Cohort Interventions for Patients with Persistently Not Well-Controlled Asthma
The team continued to maintain its high level, evidence-based medical and behavioral care, leading to the development of the Teen Health Center’s Epic asthma work. By year end 54.2% of patients had achieved good asthma control.
The efforts around this initiative were intended to understand why patients’ asthma was not well controlled and develop interventions to help improve their control.
Through clinical experience and more formal research methods (User Centered Design), the team recognized the impact hardships (i.e., financial, mental health) had on asthma management. Working with our patients and social services from across the hospital, we determined that inability to obtain needed medications, transportation problems, and mental health problems were the most prevalent and serious problems affecting families’ ability to meet medical needs. Therefore, we selected three major areas to address:
Improving flu vaccination for patients who do not have appointments
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