This blog was created in part to better communicate to ADA
members the work of the Office
of the National Coordinator of Health Information Technology—the “principal Federal entity charged with
coordination of nationwide efforts to implement and use the most advanced
health information technology and the electronic exchange of health
commenting on proposed rules of the HITECH Act when it was passed in February
of 2009 and has continued non-stop since that time.
While dietitians do not qualify for the incentive payments provided by HITECH,
the infrastructure development created via the HITECH Act (the Policy
Committee, the Standards
Committee and the Standards and
Interoperability Framework) are critical to assuring nutrition care be
included in all aspects of health care.
Today marks the
launch of a consumer engagement portion of the HITECH Initiative—“Putting
the ‘I’ In Health IT.” Check out their new site, which provides
information and guidance on the use of health information technology for both
providers and patients.
Don’t forget to
join the ADA member Nutrition
Informatics Community to discuss key issues involving the “Intersection of
information, nutrition and technology.”