The California Smokers’ Helpline and its training and technical assistance arm, the Center for Tobacco Cessation, are pleased to host this free webinar on Wednesday, March 1st from noon to 1 pm PST, Online Referral Options to Evidence-Based Tobacco Treatment.
The California Smokers' Helpline offers a variety of options for referring patients and clients to the Helpline's evidence-based telephone counseling for quitting smoking, including web-based referral, DIRECT messaging, and other Internet options.
In 2015, the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) determined that the California Smokers’ Helpline meets the Specialized Registry Reporting measure. Eligible professionals can choose to report smokers to the Helpline as part of their Meaningful Use Compliance.
Learn about the various options available for referring patients online to the Helpline, including cost, technology requirements, and fulfillment of Meaningful Use Requirements. Online referral offers health care providers a number of benefits:
- Easy, convenient, secure
- Referral to quitlines is associated with a significantly higher participation rate than simple advice to quit
- Helps healthcare systems achieve and document Meaningful Use of Electronic Health Records
- Kristin Harms, Communications Manager, California Smokers' Helpline
- Carrie Kirby, M.S., Project Manager, California Smokers' Helpline
- Anthony Mayoral, Director of Operations and IT, California Smokers' Helpline