CCAC - AIM adapts to COVID-19
Sponsoring Program Name:
Central California Asthma Collaborative
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), asthmatics may be at higher risk for adverse health outcomes due to COVID-19. In response, CCAC has quickly adapted new measures to protect the health and safety of patients, this includes a newly developed virtual visit protocol and updated internal IT policies and security for the transmission and storage of Patient Health Information. After some initial field testing with several willing patients, CCAC has begun to use virtual visits to safely conduct environmental home assessments, monthly follow-up calls and asthma assessments to connect with patients and provide education, advocacy and support during these uncertain times.