Our program created change at both the individual and systems levels by strengthening community infrastructure. For example, we gave school nurses access to the Nemours Children’s Health EHR (electronic health record) and asthma action plan for asthma registry patients, with parent permission.
Today, we’re still using technology to improve asthma outcomes. Specifically, we recently built an app to assist children with asthma management.
Asthma Management App
Our Nemours mobile app is designed to help children with chronic disease management, starting with solutions for asthma. The app leverages 24/7 on-demand telehealth services, as well as other digital health services, including educational materials and a patient portal. The goal of the app is two-fold:
- To provide the necessary tools to help children manage chronic conditions, including easy access to telehealth for urgent needs.
- To provide clinicians with understanding of how their patients experience and deal with asthma between visits.
We use remote patient monitoring (RPM) to capture information between clinical visits and feed it into our electronic health record in real-time. The data help us make better, more informed treatment decisions for patients