Asthma is the most common chronic pediatric illness, with over 7 million children in the United States suffering from the disease and annual economic costs of over $20 billion. Asthma control tests address four weeks of asthma symptoms at one time and are not administered regularly. Failure to effectively monitor and manage asthma symptoms leads to increased asthma attacks, which typically results in emergency room visits, and poor quality of life.
Asthma Tracker improves asthma management by enabling self-monitoring of symptoms over smaller time periods. The online patient portal uses a questionnaire to assess asthma symptoms each week. Once the survey has been completed, a report is generated and sent to the primary care provider. Poor results trigger contact from a healthcare provider to discuss symptoms and schedule appointments as necessary.