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Asthma Health Outcomes Project

Overviews of Surveyed Asthma ProgramsSeptember 2005

Domestic Programs: Colorado (cont'd) Back to Index

Disease Management Program (DMP): Asthma

National Jewish Medical and Research Center

Denver, CO

Julia R. Jowers, MES

jowersj@njc.org

The National Jewish Medical and Research Center in Denver, CO, developed the Disease Management Program: Asthma (DMP: Asthma) to address continuity of care by integrating traditional treatment methods with a disease management program that focuses on creating a partnership between the patient and the healthcare team.

DMP: Asthma provides patients with the knowledge, skills, and resources necessary to control symptoms or seek help during more extreme disease exacerbations. Program components include physician education, care management, home healthcare, and data management.

A managed care plan in western Pennsylvania purchased the DMP: Asthma for use with a specific high-risk Medicaid population that were high utilizers of healthcare services. The one-year implementation of DMP: Asthma in this study population was evaluated. Both quality-of-life and healthcare utilization data showed statistically significant improvements at six and 12 months

Evaluators concluded that a collaborative, proactive approach to asthma management improves patients' quality of life and reduces use of costly medical services.

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