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Implementing A System

Members of the Collaborative with experience working with many hospitals, clinics and provider practices recommend a six-step approach to implementing system to address patient tobacco use.

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The six steps are:

Step 1. Assemble a Team
Step 2. Conduct an Assessment
Step 3. Plan the Clinical Workflow
Step 4. Modify Electronic Health Records
Step 5. Monitor Performance
Step 6. Integrate the Quitline

Click here for an article on design recommendations for clinicians and healthcare systems. Their clinician-centered recommendations provide a roadmap to increase clinician performance and integrate evidence-based tobacco treatment into clinical system routines. See also the Ottowa Model for Smoking Cessation, developed by the University of Ottowa Heart Institute.

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