About the electronic Asthma Tracker (eAsthma Tracker)

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  • The eAsthma Tracker is a tracking tool designed to help patients in self-assessment and monitoring of their chronic asthma symptoms to facilitate early identification of deteriorations in asthma control in order to prevent severe asthma exacerbations. It generates asthma control score on a longitudinal graph and immediately prompts patients and/or parents/guardians when they are doing well, or when an action or a visit to the Primary Care Doctor is needed.
  • The eAsthma Tracker includes 4 main components:
    • A user friendly patient portal
    • Online survey questionnaire
    • Report generator system
      • Allows patients or parents/guardians to print a report (that displays the patient’s level of asthma control over time) and take it to the doctor’s office for their scheduled appointment.
      • The report is used to help the doctor see ongoing changes in patient’s asthma control that happen between visits and that can facilitate medical decision.
    • Decision support and feedback system
      • Based on a patient’s level of asthma control, specific recommendations are generated.
  • The eAsthma Tracker uses the Asthma Symptom Tracker (AST) (a short questionnaire, which is the most commonly used tool to determine level of asthma control), which has been adapted and validated for use in children 2-18 years of age for weekly assessment of asthma control.
  • The eAsthma Tracker uses a color-coded graph and provides decision support to enhance asthma self-monitoring and management.
    • : well-controlled
    • : not-well controlled
    • : poorly-controlled

In addition:

  • The eAsthma Tracker allows patients to personalize their profile in order to receive reminders and alerts when their asthma control deteriorates to facilitate early action.
  • The eAsthma Tracker provides age-specific educational resources for patients and parents/guardians.
  • The eAsthma Tracker has links to asthma-related games and interactive tools to help patients to better understand their asthma.

To get started, click here to view the eAsthma Tracker Welcome Packet!

eAsthma Tracker Parent Champion Program

The eAsthma Tracker team works closely with a group of experienced users – called “parent champions” – to ensure the tool is effective and accessible to all patients and families. Our parent champions are excited to connect with eAsthma Tracker parents like yourself! They can help answer any questions you may have, address concerns, and provide helpful tips for using the eAsthma Tracker.

Our parent champions can be reached at asthmatracker@hsc.utah.edu.

Here are some guidelines for our parent champion program.

  1. Contact Method
    1. You can send questions and chat with your parent champion via email.
    2. To talk over the phone, please contact our parent champions via email to schedule time for a phone call.
    3. Our parent champions will respond to all inquiries within 48 hours (business days).
  2. Personal Information and Privacy
    1. Please do your best to refrain from including your and your family’s personal information in your messages and conversations, such as your child’s date of birth, your address, etc.
  3. Appropriate Topics of Discussion
    1. Please remember that our parent champions are not medical professionals and therefore, you should not reach out for medical advice regarding your child’s asthma.
    2. Rather, ask our parent champions about topics such as the following:
      • Tips for using the eAsthma Tracker
      • Why they have found the eAsthma Tracker helpful for their children
      • Why using the eAsthma Tracker regularly – even with good asthma control – is important
    3. If you are having technical difficulties with the eAsthma Tracker – e.g., forgot your username/password, unable to access your account – please contact the eAsthma Tracker team at asthmatracker@hsc.utah.edu.

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If you have any questions or comments about the eAsthma Tracker please contact us:

  • University of Utah
  • Division of Pediatric Inpatient Medicine
  • 100 N. Mario Capecchi Drive
  • Salt Lake City, UT 84113
  • (801) 449-1373
  • eAsthma Tracker Team

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