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Nutrition Informatics Blog

Aug

27

Thoughts from Canada

After a few delays of various proportions—I am back.  Attended a local meeting last night Health 2.0 Meetup in Washington, DC.  It’s a local group who meet monthly to share—for 5 minute spots—solutions for healthcare.  There are two groups—Health Informatics Pulse or HIP and  Health 2.0 STAT –Web 2.0/Social Media. The HIP group (no pun intended) is more of hard core/research based informatics grou... read more

Aug

16

The Power of Goals

I am taking an “intermission” from the “Ripple Effect of Meaningful Use” series to reflect on “goals” a bit. ... read more

Aug

11

Meaningful Use Ripple IV: Diet Orders & Free Text

It sounds like such a simple concept: the physician picks up the chart, writes the diet order and it is transmitted via a multitude of ways to the Food Service Department.  With Electronic Health Records, this process takes on a host of very different considerations.  Many times, Diet Orders are included in an “Order Set” (such as a “Cardiac Rehab” set which is “known” to be a “Low Fat, 4 gram Sod... read more

Aug

6

Health Workforce Training Investment Continues

I have written previously about the Workforce Training grants (both University Based Training and Community College based training) provided through the HITECH Act.  The goal is to train 51,000 individuals in various jobs (12 identified) over the next five years.  ... read more

Aug

5

Ripple Effect of “Meaningful Use”: Part III-Patient/Consumer Engagement

“Patient Engagement” or “Consumer Engagement” (meaning those who do not want be considered under treatment for a condition) is a viable part of the HITECH Act.  The Phase I Rules most focused on this include the requirement that those receiving HITECH Incentives must – ... read more

Aug

3

Ripple of Meaningful Use: Part II Patient Education Sites

Sometimes “More is Less”—this is a quote straight from the Final Rule for Meaningful Use: “Use certified EHR technology to identify patient-specific education resources and provide those resources to the patient if appropriate”.Translation:  Nutrition Education Websites need to ante up their best information.  We now have a chance to make a sizable impact on sending the correct information on Nutr... read more

Aug

2

The Ripple Effect of "Meaningful Use": Part I

In the 18 months since the HITECH Act was passed, I have experienced some blank stares when discussing the expected impact on RDs—and more importantly—our patients.  That is understandable—the major focus of the HITECH Act is to provide financial incentives to certain eligible providers who adopt (and effectively use) electronic health records AND to provide an infrastructure which supports “meani... read more
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