Post by Lindsey Hoggle MS, RD:
A dedicated group of over 20 members have been working through the summer to create an "EHR/PHR Nutrition Best Practices Implementation Guide" in time for release by FNCE2013. Due to additional clarification that is needed in certain areas prior to the release, a DRAFT copy for comment has been posted to the Nutrition Informatics Community of Interest at http://adanic.webauthor.com. To comment, login using your Eatright.org login and password, download a copy and follow the directions in the document to send comments for the Final copy. This guide was prepared after many members have requested additional information on EHR implementations which are underway as a result of the HITECH EHR Medicaid/Medicare Incentive Program. See http://www.healthit.gov/policy-researchers-implementers/hitech-act-0 to read more about HITECH.
This EHR/PHR Best Practices Guide will utilize recent experiences to help dietitians who are at different stages of EHR implementation at their facility across many areas of care. It is intended to be an add on to the EHR Tool Kit offered at Shop Eatright.org. The final Guide will be available at no charge to members on the Eatright online shop. Plans are underway for CPE credit for the Guide. We hope you will participate!