(Asthma Specialist Tool to Help Manage Asthma and Improve Quality)
ASTHMA IQ is a web-based clinical decision support tool designed to help allergist / immunologists and other asthma specialists learn about the EPR-3 asthma guidelines and deliver high quality, evidence-based care to their patients with asthma. Two versions of ASTHMA IQ are available:
• For allergists and asthma specialists (upgraded and enhanced in 2011)
• For primary care physicians (new)
Prior to using ASTHMA IQ for the first time, users must request a registration key via email.
An educational tutorial on the EPR-3 asthma guidelines is available here and provides 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. This interactive online course reviews the existing EPR-3 guidelines for diagnosis and management of asthma and new developments in the treatment of asthma. It includes a patient simulation and coverage about managing exacerbations and asthma in special situations.
Maintenance of Certification (MOC) Part IV
A key feature of ASTHMA IQ is the practice improvement module (PIM). The PIM was designed to meet the requirements for maintenance of certification (MOC) for the American Board of Allergy and Immunology (ABAI) and in 2011 it was approved by the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM). Through a reciprocity agreement with ABAI, the PIM may also be used to satisfy MOC Part IV requirements for the American Board of Pediatrics (ABP).
Download instructions for ASTHMA IQ PIM.
Upgraded ASTHMA IQ for the Allergist/Asthma Specialist
Enhanced tools now allow users to:
• Transfer data from ASTHMA IQ into an existing EMR patient record as a visit note via CCR reporting function
• View all asthma patients in practice and compare data elements on a practice wide basis
• Track asthma performance measure data for current PCPI measures and create reports
• Generate custom reports for patients not meeting clinical targets such as current action plans, flu vaccine administration, etc.
ASTHMA IQ for Primary Care
• Developed in conjunction with the American Academy of Family Physicians National Research Network (AAFP NRN)
• Modified to fit the workflow of a primary care patient visit
• Includes guidance on when an asthma patient should be referred to an allergist for consultation
• Currently conducting a two year outcomes research study with family medicine practices in the AAFP NRN and other primary care practices