Advancements in Healthcare Technology continue to disrupt the Medical field. According to a new study conducted by two researchers from Washington University School of Medicine, “Healthcare Technology is seen as a new ray of hope to help patients quit smoking.”
Here is the full result of the study-
According to the study- the inclusion of a smoking cessation tool into electronic health records increased self-reported patient quit rates by more than 5 percentage points.
Use of Electronic Health Record-Enabled Evidence-Based Smoking Cessation Treatment (ELEVATE) incorporates a module built into EHRs that cues actions by the oncology care team to assess patients’ smoking status, offer advice about smoking cessation, prescribe cessation medications, and offer cessation counseling options to patients who smoke.
Study Results & Implications
As per the results published in JNCCN — Journal of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network- the percentage of medical oncology patients with documented smoking cessation increased from 12% to 17.2% after the implementation of ELEVATE into EHRs.
The above study is published in the Journal National Comprehensive Cancer Networks and is conducted by two the researchers — Alex T. Ramsey, PhD, assistant professor of psychiatry at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, and Li-Shiun Chen, MD, MPH, ScD, associate professor of psychiatry at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis and leader of the tobacco treatment program at Siteman Cancer Center.
What is EHR?
Electronic Health Record (EHR) is a platform that effectively connects hospital facilities with patients and provides value-based care. The technology aims to leverage patients, medical professionals, and pharmacists in a digital manner and streamline their daily activities.
The solution offers quick access to medical records, clinical tools, and other resources for patients.
- Deploying a robust EMR system
- To establish a health record management platform
- Deliver value-based patient care
- Seamless connection between doctors, staff, and patients
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Get more information on this news at the JNCCN page here.
Source: The article was first published at Healio.