There are several reasons why addressing Meaningful Use (MU) is critically important to New Hampshire's tobacco cessation efforts. The meaningful use of electronic health records (EHRs) is designed to incent and motivate clinicians and healthcare systems to identify patients who use tobacco and to provide them with evidence-based treatment.
As EHR Incentive Programs move forward in NH, referring tobacco dependent patients to proactive cessation quitlines will change from a paper fax to an electronic referral (e-referral). E-referrals from providers to QuitWorks-NH and electronic feedback reports from QuitWorks-NH to the referring provider results in comprehensive tobacco dependence treatment and strengthens partnerships between clinical practice and public health services. Use this helpful Fact Sheet for more information on MU and Tobacco Cessation .
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