CHSI/VA collaborative development of an asynchronous digital solution to increase veteran access to smoking cessation medications

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Abstract

Introduction: Smoking is a major modifiable health risk factor in the United States especially for veterans. Approximately, 10 million adults search online for assistance in quitting smoking each year. These signify a need for decreased barriers to smoking cessation medications, especially for smokers with a desire to quit.

Research Question or Hypothesis: The aim of this study is to develop a digital solution to increase veteran access to smoking cessation medications.

Study Design: Quality Improvement Study

Methods: Design and development of an online smoking cessation platform that allows online request for smoking cessation medications. This platform will also measure adoption and use by smokers when offered by physicians.

Results: We successfully developed an asynchronous online platform that allows the following: (1) secure invitation from a physician; (2) a quick consultation in form of a questionnaire filled out by the patient; (3) review of patient profile by physician; (4) prescription of medication and (5) continuous evaluation of patients as they progress through the program.

Conclusion: This platform was successfully developed and is in the process of being tested for effectiveness at the VA Hospital in Muskogee, Oklahoma.
Original languageAmerican English
StatePublished - 22 Aug 2020
EventOklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences Research Day 2019 - Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences, TULSA, United States
Duration: 21 Feb 201922 Feb 2019
https://hdl.handle.net/11244/323882

Conference

ConferenceOklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences Research Day 2019
Abbreviated titleResearch Day 2019
CountryUnited States
CityTULSA
Period21/02/1922/02/19
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    Adewumi, T., Paramel, I., Erdmann, M., & Paiva, W. (2020). CHSI/VA collaborative development of an asynchronous digital solution to increase veteran access to smoking cessation medications. Poster session presented at Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences Research Day 2019, TULSA, United States. https://shareok.org/handle/11244/323846