This lesson will demonstrate how to insert the Tobacco Starter Pick List if the Summary docuplate does not already contain the Starter Pick List. This lesson will also describe how to use the Tobacco Starter Pick List.
The Tobacco field in the Summary chart section is used to record the past and present tobacco use history.
Summary Tobacco Field
The Tobacco field in the Summary is used to record the patient's past and present tobacco use history. This field is also used to record smoking status and tobacco cessation counseling for Meaningful Use.
Placing of the Insertion Point
Recording Smoker Status for Meaningful Use
To enter the pick list for Tobacco, type "smosta" into the Tobacco field then press the spacebar.
The Smoker Status pick list is used to record past and present tobacco use. This list is prepared by SOAPware to record tobacco use as structured data for Clinical Quality Measure NQF 0028 Tobacco Use Screening.
*Note: The first time this pick list is used, it must be downloaded from the SOAPware Online Library. To download the pick list, type "smosta" into the Tobacco field and Press Shift + F11 on the keyboard. Double-click on the appropriate item in the search results window to download the pick list to the database.
Accessing the Tobacco Pick List
Choosing the Patients Smoking Status
Indicating the Onset Date
To get an accurate calculation for the Clinical Quality Measure NQF 0028 the Onset and Initial dates should be recorded.
Onset refers to the approximate date when the patient started smoking. The Onset sub-item defaults to the current date and will need to be changed:
- Click Onset.
- Change the date by typing in the SMARText Quick Access window.
Indicating the Initial Date
Initial Date refers to the date when the patient's smoking status was first recorded.
- Clicking the Initial Date sub-item will automatically insert the current date.
- If this date needs changing, do so by typing in the SMARText Quick Access window.
*Note: If the Onset and Initial Dates do not appear, go to Tools > Options > Structured Dx and click to place a check in the boxes for these sub-items.