Consensus Recommendations for Optimizing Electronic Health Records for Nutrition Care

Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition, the Association of Clinical Documentation Improvement Specialists

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Abstract

Provision of nutrition care is vital to the health and well-being of any patient who enters the health care system, whether in the ambulatory, inpatient, or long-term care setting. Interdisciplinary professionals—nurses, physicians, advanced practice providers, pharmacists, and dietitians—identify and treat nutrition problems or clinical conditions in each of these health care settings. The documentation of nutrition care in a structured format from screening and assessment to discharge allows communication of the nutrition treatment plans. The goal of this document is to provide recommendations to clinicians for working with an organization's Information Systems department to create tools for documentation of nutrition care in the electronic health record. These recommendations can also serve as guidance for health care organizations choosing and implementing health care software.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)12-23
Number of pages12
JournalNutrition in Clinical Practice
Volume35
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Feb 1 2020

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Medicine (miscellaneous)
  • Nutrition and Dietetics

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Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition, & the Association of Clinical Documentation Improvement Specialists (2020). Consensus Recommendations for Optimizing Electronic Health Records for Nutrition Care. Nutrition in Clinical Practice, 35(1), 12-23. https://doi.org/10.1002/ncp.10433