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If You've Ever Been a Patient

One of the most powerful parts of being involved in the transformation of health care is the wonderful, inspiring people I meet.  While dietetics is a profession of evidence-based science in nutrition and health, you have to admit that a significant part of health and wellness comes from shared stories, motivational moments and nudges on how to live a healthy life.  Our profession has constant exp... read more



HITECH Updates and Links

If you have been following the work of the HITECH Act, you know that the aggressive timeline written into the statute provides a feeling of constant motion when tracking progress.   ... read more



Thoughts on Patient Privacy

As I sat through the Office of the National Coordinator of Health Information Technology (ONC) Policy Committee yesterday, I was taken on how personal the discussion of Privacy and Security is.  Several work-groups within the two committees have laboriously dug through what they hope to be “best practices” for protecting health information in the future.  ... read more




As many initiatives for improving health care access, quality and costs emerge, perhaps the diamond in the rough is—telemedicine.  Dietitians are already participating in telemedicine in a variety of ways—and the potential growth is at a peak.  Consider the following areas which support the adoption of telemedicine:... read more



Meaningful Use--Impact on Dietetics

The long awaited “Meaningful Use” (MU) Final Rule for EHR Incentives through the HITECH Act was released last week by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). Although Registered Dietitians (RD) are not presently on the list of Eligible Providers (EPs)—those who qualify for the financial incentives--the dietetics profession will be significantly impacted by this ruling. As a result of... read more



Meaningful Use Final Rule Released!

The long awaited “Meaningful Use” (MU) Final Rule for EHR Incentives through the HITECH Act was released yesterday—all 864 pages.  This is the rule issued by Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) in response to the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) that ADA provided comments to back on March 15, 2010.  This Final Rule outlines what “eligible providers” (EP)—those who qualify for the ... read more



Memories--and the Power of Information

On a recent trip to my parent’s home on the Virginia/Tennessee Border, I had the great pleasure of digging through a box of very old photographs my parents had found in a closet.  They discovered them while emptying out bedroom closets to paint.  The photos were of the smaller variety—some only 2 inches by 3 inches, many with elaborate scrolled cutouts around the edges, all but a few in black and ... read more



Life-Long Learning

Like many of you, I typically will update my Status on Facebook pretty regularly – sometimes daily.  Lately my posts have frequently focused on classwork that I have to complete.  This prompts many of my Facebook Friends to make comments like: “Classwork?  Are you working on another master’s degree?”  My usual response is:  “Probably not,” and then I go on to explain what I’m studying.  As part of... read more



Independence Day-History of the Courage to Change

Today is the official holiday for the Fourth of July--Independence Day in America. Having watched all the celebrations and fireworks on the actual Fourth—yesterday—sets the stage for a bit of reflection as we navigate a quiet holiday when banks, government, and some businesses are closed in observance.   ... read more



Food Allergies and Patient Safety

Most of us have heard the frightening statistics reported in To Err is Human, the Institute of Medicine report published a decade ago on medical errors and patient safety.  That and subsequent reports – not to mention the attention received by Presidents Bush and Obama – helped put electronic health record (EHR) development and implementation into warp speed.    ... read more



HIT in a Sea of Metaphors

Discussions of the ONC Policy Committee and Standards Committee of recent have included a variety of references to metaphors in the hopes of “connecting the dots” of many different moving parts related to EHRs and HIT Infrastructure. This is particularly interesting to me, as I grew up with consistent use of metaphors—and even endured the good-natured ribbing from colleagues at a hospital many yea... read more
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Member Comment Requested: EHR/PHR Nutrition Best Practices Implementation Guide

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An Informatics Solution to Productivity Tracking

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An Informatics Solution to Productivity Tracking

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Who needs standards? In Health Care?

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