By now most of those who attended FNCE in San Diego have recovered somewhat from the information, networking and adrenaline marathon. We are excited about the Nutrition Informatics Community and look forward to hearing more details of what individuals are doing to make health care and health better using information technology.
With so much focus on the nutrition profession, I wanted to share content posted today on a wonderful web site called Informatics for Consumer Health. Today’s title is: “Making Health IT a Team Sport” , written as a follow on to a previous ICH post—“In Concert.” If you spend any time on this site, you can see it is an easy-to-navigate collection of consumer informatics content. Perhaps most importantly, it is a compilation of many disciplines coming together in the spirit of team work. Partners in this initiative are: the Agency for Health Research and Quality (AHRQ), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), National Cancer Institute (NCI) and the National Library of Medicine (NLM), Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC), National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the National Science Foundation (NSF). The great staff at NCI deserve a special mention as they keep the content new and refreshing—in a rare show of collaboration amongst government agencies.