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Asthma COACH Program

Our patient asthma COACH program puts the patient at the center of the disease management team. This is accomplished by patients learning how to self-manage and take control of asthma. The patients have access to an innovative approach for achieving sustainable asthma control. This patient-centric approach allows patients to access asthma self-management information at their convenience, 24/7.

In addition, patients will be able to follow their symptoms and lung function with easy to follow visual feedback. This feedback allows the patient to control their asthma while reducing unplanned visits to the emergency department. In order to receive feedback for successful asthma self-management, patients can communicate with a member of our COACH team via technology including email, text, video, and even live video.

It's important for all members of the health care team to be involved in the asthma patient's care in order to have the best chance of successfully achieving asthma control. As a result, physicians, nurses, respiratory therapists, community health workers, and care coordinators can all use the COACH program for delivering asthma self-management education. The asthma guidelines encourage the use of simple messages that focus on key components of asthma management that have the greatest impact on patient centered outcomes. In addition, standardized care should be consistent among all caregivers.

In response to these needs, the patient asthma COACH uses a simple approach that focuses on the key components of asthma treatment guidelines. Also, all caregivers can deliver the same standardized asthma self-management education to the same patients.

Last modified: Sep 28, 2018