You can find helpful advice from the American Academy of Family Physicians (p. 5) about how to examine outpatient flow and integrate tobacco treatment prompts and offers at all points in a patient visit.
Advantages of Point-of-Care Models Identified by C3I Grantees
- Integrated care eases burden on patients; tobacco treatment does not require additional visits or handoffs.
- Training many clinic teams to share in providing tobacco treatment increases its visibility and mitigates effects of turnover and burnout.
In addition to the sample inpatient workflows in this Roadmap, see the following:
Point-of-care model for outpatient oncology settings (Epic EHR, screenshots in appendices)
Point-of-care model for primary care patients (Epic EHR)
Advice from a C3I Grantee
“Agreement about the problem doesn’t equal action.”
Give teams prompts and tools that will help them take action.