Change Ideas

  1. Focus on data discipline to support primary care providers to screen populations
    • Implement EMR reminders to prompt primary care providers to ask eligible patients about their tobacco use
    • Implement an evidence-informed tobacco use cessation flow sheet for standardized, consistent assessment and documentation in EMR (electronic medical record)
      • Easy-to-use
    • EMR use for capturing patients who refuse screening, management and/or monitoring
  1. Decision support aids for patients
  1. Decision support aids for health care providers
    • HCP and staff training/education
    • Implement a tobacco use cessation medical directive (e.g., Vascular Health Medical Directives when available) to enhance capacity for interprofessional team collaboration in care delivery

Vascular Health Primary Care Work Group
Last Updated: February 3, 2017