This webcast provides an overview of the free, evidence-based smoking cessation services available from the California Smokers’ Helpline, as well as the proactive, electronic referral options available to health care providers. Best practices will also be shared from Alameda Health Systems and from Lifelong Community Health Centers for implementing e-referral in Federally Qualified Health Centers. Proactive provider referral results in a higher quitline participation rate (30-40%) than simply telling patients to call the Helpline (3-4%). As a designated Specialized Registry, the Helpline may also help eligible health professionals meet reporting standards such as Meaningful Use (MU), MACRA, MIPS, and Uniform Data Standards (UDS) for the Health Resources & Services Administration (HRSA).
• Presenters: Rina Edi, MD, Medical Director for the California Smokers’ Helpline, and Cathy McDonald, MD, Consultant for the Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Drug (ATOD) Provider Network.
• Partners Neha Gupta, MD, Alameda Health System and Ryan Hensler, EMR Manager, Lifelong Community Health Centers