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NAQC Newsroom: Tobacco Control

Use of Electronic Health Records to Support Smoking Cessation (Review).

Friday, February 13, 2015  
Posted by: Natalia Gromov
The objective of this article is to assess the effectiveness of electronic health record-facilitated interventions on smoking cessation support actions by clinicians, clinics, and healthcare delivery systems and on patient smoking cessation outcome.
Documentation of tobacco status and referral to cessation counselling appears to increase following EHR modifications designed to prompt the recording and treating of tobacco use at healthcare visits. There is a need for additional research to enhance the potential of EHRs to prompt additional tobacco use treatment and cessation outcomes in healthcare settings.
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