Electronic Health Records (EHR) & Tobacco
Many aspects of the current healthcare regulatory policy environment mandate that clinicians and healthcare systems identify, document, and treat patients who use tobacco. Chief among these initiatives is the 2009 Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act that calls for the provision of incentives to clinicians and hospitals that adopt and demonstrate meaningful use of EHR systems focused on quality performance measures, including documentation of smoking status.
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