|Awarded On||August 24, 2018|
|Title||Tobacco Services for Primary Care & Cancer Patients at UT Health San Antonio|
|Award Mechanism||Tobacco Control and Lung Cancer Screening|
|Institution/Organization||The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio|
|Principal Investigator/Program Director||Amelie Ramirez|
We will carry out a systems change to enhance the integration of tobacco screening and treatment into electronic health record systems by including routine referral to our regionally tailored smartphone text and social messaging cessation services for more than 4,000 tobacco-using patients receiving services from UT Health San Antonio Primary Care Center (PCC) providers and oncologists at the Mays Cancer Center.
Following preparatory development, this systems change will add a tobacco counseling and cessation service protocol and record-keeping into all patients’ routine care, just as blood pressure and body weight are currently tracked and considered in patient encounter protocols. During p...