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Drinking the HL7 Kool-Aid

Submitted by Amy Buehrle Light, RD, LDN: I have been aware of HL7 (Health Level 7) for 20 years or so, having worked with nutrition and food-service management systems that use HL7 standards to interface to electronic health records. During the past couple of years, I have learned much more about it while serving on the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics’ Nutrition Informatics Subcommittee for Int... read more



What do Quality Measures & "Sentence Structure Diagrams" Have In Common?

Until recently, quality measures were components of nutrition care which affected only certain experts in that domain.  With the proposed new health care regulations (HITECH, ACOs and PCMH), things are a changing-as they say!  A good “cliff notes” version of where we are going is available, published by the National Quality Forum: Quality Data Model (QDM) Call for Comments (comments are due Ju... read more



Meaningful Use Data Begins to Emerge

We’ve been hearing so much lately about Meaningful Use and its incentive payments to physicians (up to $44,000 and $64,000 from Medicare and Medicaid, respectively) for implementing an electronic health record (EHR) and meeting certain criteria.  But what about the quality of care and the patient’s role in it?  In a recap of a session at the 2011 HIMSS  meeting, as reported in the on-line American... read more



Take the Survey!

    From January 9 – February 2, 2011, your response is needed!  The second ADA member-wide Nutrition Informatics Survey will be available for response via a link in Eat Right Weekly.  As you may recall, the first all-member survey on nutrition informatics was conducted in 2007 and published in the Journal of the American Dietetic Association in November, 2008.  Over 14,000 ADA members responded. ... read more
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Member Comment Requested: EHR/PHR Nutrition Best Practices Implementation Guide

11/2/2013 9:54:34 AM
Lindsey, I am interested in reviewing this document but am unable to access it even when logged ... more »

Member Comment Requested: EHR/PHR Nutrition Best Practices Implementation Guide

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An Informatics Solution to Productivity Tracking

10/31/2013 7:16:49 AM
Is it possible to share this tool with us?

An Informatics Solution to Productivity Tracking

10/16/2013 8:49:19 AM
Can you share? I would like to be able to share with intern how sites are tracking.

Who needs standards? In Health Care?

7/9/2013 9:13:00 AM
I couldn't agree more. Margaret and Elaine, along with other subject matter experts, are doing a fan... more »

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