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Center for Pediatric Medicine Asthma Program Children’s Hospital Greenville Hospital System University Medical Center. April O. Buchanan, MD, FAAP Vice Chair of Quality Department of Pediatrics. Center for Pediatric Medicine. Primarily serves Medicaid patients in Greenville County

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April o buchanan md faap vice chair of quality department of pediatrics

Center for Pediatric MedicineAsthma ProgramChildren’s HospitalGreenville Hospital System University Medical Center

April O. Buchanan, MD, FAAP

Vice Chair of Quality

Department of Pediatrics


Center for pediatric medicine

Center for Pediatric Medicine

Primarily serves Medicaid patients in Greenville County

Patients are seen by Residents with Supervising Faculty or Providers (MDs, NNPs, PA)

Two associated clinics

North Greenville

Pediatric Rapid Access

FY 2011

16, 547 patients

46,192 visits


Center for pediatric medicine1

Center for Pediatric Medicine

2006: RRT, AE-C (Cheryl Kimble) came to help with PFTs, treatments, and education part-time

Medical Home Asthma Initiative Meeting in October 2008

March 2009, brought her on full time for case management of all the asthmatic patients


Ed utilization rates for asthma

ED Utilization Rates for Asthma


Asthma action team clinic

Asthma Action Team Clinic

3 half day clinics per week for asthma

Staffed by an MD and RRT/AE-C

Bilingual, multidisciplinary, family-centered asthma education

Spirometry

Case Management

Asthma registry

Alert system for ED visits and hospitalizations

Medication tracking

Communication with schools and daycares

Phone calls

Flu vaccine

Pictorial Asthma Action Plan


Greenville pediatric asthma community collaborative gpacc

Greenville Pediatric Asthma Community Collaborative (GPACC)

Collaborative involving Greenville Hospital System Pediatric Practices, Greenville County Schools, BlueCross BlueShield Foundation of SC, BlueCross BlueShield of SC, Merck, and the SC Asthma Alliance

Goal is to improve the care of children and adolescents with asthma in our community

Reduction in hospitalizations

Reduction in emergency room visits

Decreased school absenteeism

Decreased work absences for caregivers

Implementation of Asthma Action Plans

Improved quality of life (measure through Asthma

Control Test scores)


Greenville pediatric asthma community collaborative gpacc1

Greenville Pediatric Asthma Community Collaborative (GPACC)

Intensive case management/asthma education program

Home visits

School visits

Coordination of care visits involving the primary care physician

Monthly phone calls

Tracking of medication compliance

Current Enrollment (targeted population based on hospitalization and ED utilization)

31 active participants (11 enrolled in last 3 months)

All are Medicaid or uninsured

Outcomes so Far

No hospitalizations

1 emergency department visit for asthma

Quality of life scores demonstrate improvement

100% with Asthma Action Plan

100% on controller medications


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