Change Ideas

  1. Focus on data discipline to support primary care providers to screen populations
    • Implement EMR reminders to prompt primary care providers to ask eligible patients about their tobacco use
    • Implement an evidence-informed tobacco use cessation flow sheet for standardized, consistent assessment and documentation in EMR (electronic medical record)
      • Easy-to-use
    • EMR use for capturing patients who refuse screening, management and/or monitoring
  2. Decision support aids for patients
  3. Decision support aids for health care providers
    • HCP and staff training/education
    • Implement a tobacco use cessation medical directive (e.g., Vascular Health Medical Directives when available) to enhance capacity for interprofessional team collaboration in care delivery
CorHealth Ontario

Vascular Health Primary Care Work Group
Last Updated: November 13, 2017