Using Ocean to Facilitate Smoking Screening

By collecting smoking status from all of your patients on a regular basis, you can improve population screening and chronic disease management and prevention. For example, after implementing smoking screening through Ocean, the Couchiching Family Health Team showed an increase in the number of smoking cessation program referrals (for more details, check out Couchiching FHT's Case Study).

Below, you will learn about how you can automate collection of smoking status on your tablets by pulling up this Smoking Screen form via Tablet Rules.

  • To add rules to your tablet(s):

    • Log in to the Ocean Portal. Click "Menu" in the top left corner and select "Tablets & Kiosks".  Choose "Edit" for the tablet group that you want to add the rule to.
    • Enter the Rules tab and choose "Create Rule". Search for the "Email Consent Long Form" from the list of forms that pops up.
    • Click "Choose" to add a rule line for that form.
    • Use one of the following JavaScript rules to define when you want this email consent form to show up automatically for patients.
    • To collect smoking status from patients over 14 years every 3 months:
    • pt.getAge() > 14 && daysSinceLastCompleted > 90
    • Copy Rule

If you have other rules for collecting smoking status in a standardized way that you would like to share with the Ocean community, let us know by reaching out to us at:

To learn more about other available Tablet Rules, please refer to "Tablet Rules".

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