Ehr Database & Data Management

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EHR Database & Data Management
Gay P. Montague
Grand Canyon University: DNP805
June 24, 2015

EHR Database & Data Management
Introduction/Patient Problem
Asthma is one of the most widespread childhood chronic illnesses in the United States leading to nearly 190,000 pediatric hospitalizations yearly (Banasiak, 2004). This chronic inflammatory condition impacting the respiratory system and characterized by an obstruction of airflow. For children from kindergarten through high school, asthma accounts for a loss of 10 million school days annually and costs caretakers $726.1 million per year because of work absence (Sharma, 2014). In response to the increasing number of children with asthma, the cost involved with care, the school days lost due to exacerbations and time lost from work for parents/caregivers, the need has arisen for primary care providers (PCP) to effectively identify this high-risk population and refer them to an asthma specialist who is able to effectively manage the condition, monitor the patient’s/caretaker’s compliance and educate the patient and family on precautions, medications, treatments and emergency protocols.
Using data – structured and unstructured – to manage the identified problem
To meet these identified care needs, a well-thought-out management program should be initiated that is supported by information accessible from the patient’s electronic health record (EHR) and is accessible by follow-up practitioners via an

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