NAQC November Webinar - Electronic Quitline Referrals: How Far Have We Come and Next Steps?
Wednesday, October 31, 2012
Posted by: Natalia Gromov
You are invited to join us on Wednesday, November 14 from 12:30-2:00 PM ET for
the next NAQC webinar on Electronic
Quitline Referrals: How Far Have We Come and What are the Next Steps?
Through "meaningful use”, the U.S. federal government is providing
substantial incentives for health care systems to adopt electronic health
records (EHRs) and use them in ways to improve quality, safety and efficiency.
These incentives are having their desired effect -- nearly half of physicians
in outpatient practices and over 40% of physicians in U.S. hospitals are now
using EHRs. The demand on health care systems to demonstrate increased
efficiency of EHRs is having a spill-over effect on quitline referrals. Indeed
many quitlines are not only hearing about the importance of implementing
electronic quitline referrals from their health care partners but feeling
pressure to take action.
During this 90-minutes webinar, NAQC members will:
- Hear a proposed description of
- Learn about the Meaningful Use
Initiative and timely opportunities to incorporate quitline e-referral
into meaningful use;
- Hear about progress-to-date and
lessons learned from states using e-referrals; and
- Have an opportunity to provide
feedback on next steps we should take as a Consortium.
Please join us for this important webinar and
provide your feedback on next steps we should take as a Consortium. We look
forward to your participation!