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Improving clinical outcomes

Improving Clinical Outcomes

The Montana Asthma Control Program is committed to helping healthcare providers in the state improve their clinical outcomes. This includes:

  • Support the use of the Expert Panel Report-3 Asthma Guidelines.
  • Assistance with implementation of a quality improvement project  that aims to support delivery of evidence-based healthcare according to EPR-3 Asthma Guidelines in Emergency Departments (ED), hospitals, and clinics. 

The program has developed professional materials and education sessions for participating facilities to use, free of charge.  We can also provide a small grant to help with these efforts.  Interested facilities participate on a voluntary basis.  Learn about the MACP's QI activities with this factsheet.

QIFactsheet

Participating facilities receive the following:

  • A grant to be used in a year toward providing guidelines-based asthma services;
  • Support from professionals in utilizing their EHR software;
  • Potential for an extension of the grant after the end of the first year;
  • Ongoing educational opportunities, resources, and support;
  • Onsite educational presentation(s) approved for continuing education credits;
  • Pre- and post-implementation chart review to provide site-specific feedback; and
  • Materials from the MACP to be used in patient education and support quality patient care.

Contact Megan Burton at mburton@mt.gov for more information and to fill out an application to start improving asthma outcomes in your clinic or hospital.