JavaScript DHTML Drop Down Menu By Milonic

Welcome to the

Media Press Room

  • Normal Size Larger Size Largest SizeText Size
  • Print this Page
  • Email this Page
  • Bookmark this Page
Press Media Alerts

If you're a credentialed journalist for a media outlet, you can receive the latest issues and topics in food and nutrition delivered direct to your inbox.

 

Subscribe

Nutrition Informatics Blog

Oct

21

Believe! in Nutrition AND Exercise in EHRs

There is a sign on my desk that states—simply—Believe!  It has gained new meaning this past few weeks.  While we as dietitians know that nutrition and physical exercise really must go hand-in-hand for the best possible health, one often gets lost in the fray.  At present, we are working to assure that physical activity (PA) gets included along side of nutrition in electronic health records.  Starting with the work of Dr. Robert Sallis, who began a process of recording how many minutes each patient exercise per week, we hope to add additional exercise details.  Dr. Sallis is the founder of Exercise is Medicine, a wonderful program established under his tenure as Past President of the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM). He also acts as a physician for Kaiser Permanente’s Everybody Walk Campaign.  From his work, Dr. Sallis has found that patients increase their exercise when they are asked about it and a baseline is given.  He uses the criteria of adults needing at least 150 minutes per week and children 420 minutes per week. Additional work is being completed by ADA’s Nutrition Care Process/Standardized Language Committee to clarify the parameters for physical activity within the International Dietetics and Nutrition Terminology. Stay tuned as we advocate for nutrition and physical activity inclusion in EHRs!

Add a Comment
Comments (1):
12/8/2011 1:39:22 AM by Tiffany Youngren

Good article - do you think that, as opposed to the message getting lost, it is just hard to BOTH exercise AND eat right, especially when starting out? That's what I run into. I heard a doctor say if we had to prioritize three most important factors to weight loss and health, they would go like this: 1. Get enough sleep 2. Nutrition 3. Exercise So if someone were to pick just one, it should be sleep. Just two, sleep and exercise. Of course all three is what we all really NEED and should get. Just gotta keep plugging away and "practicing" doing it right :)

Nutrition Informatics Blog
Blog Home
Subscribe to blog
Get the Blog RSS Feed


Search Blog
Most Recent Posts
Archives
Recent Comments

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

11/2/2013 8:29:21 AM
the webauthor link isn't working

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 »

Categories
Useful Links