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New Provider Referral Options

Posted by Carrie Kirby

Aug 11, 2016 3:16:59 PM

JyothiMarbin_stethoscope.jpgIn addition to our free web-based referral service, the California Smokers' Helpline is pleased to offer two new, fee for service options for health care providers interested in referring their patients who smoke to our free, evidence-based smoking cessation services.

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.

  • DIRECT/Secure Email: Utilizing the Direct Project, which was launched in March 2010 as a part of the Nationwide Health Information Network, health professionals can utilize easy and affordable clinical messaging to send patient referrals to the Helpline. Direct email messages are secure, which means that providers can use them to send patient information to the Helpline and individual level referral data may be sent back to the health professional. 
  • Other Internet Options: For health professionals who utilize Electronic Health Records, the Helpline can set up a secure, HL7 2.X type interface so that patient referrals are sent securely to the Helpline and individual level referral data may be sent back to the health professional. Transport options supported include LLP, TCP/IP, SFTP, and web services. 

Pricing for fee for service options depends on a variety of factors. To find out which option is best and most affordable for your practice, please click below to complete an online form.

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The California Smokers' Helpline offers free, evidence-based tobacco cessation services in multiple languages to help smokers quit. We also offer free training and resources to health professionals to increase their knowledge and capacity for tobacco cessation.

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For more information about our free training and resources for health professionals, please contact the Helpline Communications Department at (858) 300-1010 or cshoutreach@ucsd.edu.

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