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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.

Apply for an "Improving Clinical Outcomes" grant. When you've completed the application, send your paperwork to asthmainfo@mt.gov.

Contact Megan Burton at mburton@mt.gov for more information about improving asthma outcomes in your clinic or hospital.