The HEAL, Phase II Project: enhancing features of an electronic medical record system to improve adherence to asthma guidelines

J Health Care Poor Underserved. 2013 Feb;24(1 Suppl):20-8. doi: 10.1353/hpu.2013.0048.


This article describes the implementation of an enhanced electronic medical record (EMR) system in three community health care centers in the Greater New Orleans area of Louisiana. This report may aid efforts directed at the implementation of enriched tools, such as decision support, in an EMR with the goal of improving pediatric asthma outcomes.

MeSH terms

  • Asthma / therapy*
  • Child
  • Child, Preschool
  • Community Health Centers
  • Electronic Health Records / organization & administration*
  • Guideline Adherence*
  • Humans
  • New Orleans
  • Pediatrics / standards*
  • Pilot Projects
  • Practice Guidelines as Topic
  • Quality Assurance, Health Care / organization & administration*