Smoking cessation, how effective is your program?

AccuMed™ EHR and NY Opt-to-Quit™ provide effective help for getting your client’s tobacco-free

Tobacco use is the leading preventable cause of death, disease, and disability in this country. Approximately one in seven adults in New York State still smoke tobacco (one in three among adults with mental health issues). To help reduce tobacco use, New York State established the Opt- to-Quit™ Program. A complimentary service from the New York State Smokers’ Quitline (NYSSQL). Opt-to-Quit™ was developed as an adjunct support service provided to healthcare organizations for their patient cessation efforts.

Studies suggest smokers are more motivated to quit smoking when they receive quit recommendations from their health care provider. Since reimbursement is available, smoking cessation counseling can and should be included as part of routine visits for every smoker. With AccuMed™ Behavioral Health EHR, agencies can effortlessly coordinate their smoking cessation efforts with the Opt-to-Quit™ Referral Program and ensure all of their tobacco-using clients are offered effective help to become and/or stay tobacco-free. The smoking cessation referral Module is free for AccuMed™ Cloud users.

A smoking cessation program within AccuMed™ EHR, using the Opt-to-Quit™ resources, allows behavioral health agencies to offer the best-practice method of tobacco dependence treatment to all of their clients. With AccuMed™ EHR providers can consistently identify and document tobacco use status and treat every tobacco-using client seen. Treatment usually consists of counseling, cessation medications and referral to the New York State Smokers’ Quitline. When a provider helps a patient to quit, referring them to the Quitline ensures that the chain of support continues, giving patients a better chance of success.

What our partners say about the integration:

“Accumedic’s development of a streamlined, automated, workflow process to refer clients to the NYS Smoker’s Quitline (NYSSQL) has been a game changer. We have always struggled to take the next step, after identifying smoking status and using this as actionable information. The process also closes the loop in that reporting on outcomes related to outreach by the NYSSQL is available.”

—NY Behavioral Health Clinic, Director

Provider Benefits Include:

  • Seamlessly integrates with existing workflow in AccuMed™ EHR
  • Data exchange directly with New York Quitline
  • Ideal opportunity to help improve clients’ overall health
  • Assistance with policy development, staff training, technology consultation, and implementation
  • Guidelines for Medicaid and Medicare coverage

Client Benefits Include:

  • Custom tailored quit plan
  • Coaching and support from trained quit coaches
  • Nicotine replacement therapy
  • Complimentary support materials

Treat your clients with the most effective tools to become and stay tobacco-free… contact us today and find out how!

For more information or technical support to set up Opt-to-Quit™ in your facility contact:

Contact Us directly at 1-800-765-9300|
NY Quit Line:
Patricia Bax, RN, MS
Roswell Park Cessation Services
1-866-NY-QUITS (1-866-697-8487)