Our Partnership: The Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics & HIMSS

The HIMSS Clinical Informatics Knowledge Base is growing!

The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (the Academy) & HIMSS have established a collaboration to provide opportunities for knowledge and resource sharing within the domain of nutrition informatics.

Why Collaborate? Our collaboration will advance the fields of health information technology and management systems beyond what each organization could achieve on its own. HIMSS has a long-standing history of convening clinical informatics communities, including pharmacy, nursing, clinical engineering and IT. The Academy has been exploring biomedical informatics related to the practice of nutrition and dietetics (nutrition informatics) since 2005 and has focused on concepts related to nutrition standards and processes since 2002. This collaborative activity lays the foundation for supporting nutrition informatics competencies for Registered Dietitians/Dietetic Technicians, Registered (RDs/DTRs).

Jointly, we’ll also publicize and raise awareness of methods of nutrition informatics to other stakeholder groups (both within the HIMSS membership and beyond) to include other healthcare associations, government bodies and agency representatives, hospitals, vendors, standards development organizations, clinicians, nurses and others. Together, we have the ability to generate a complete electronic record of a clinical patient encounter, as well as support other care-related activities, including evidence-based decision support, quality management, outcomes reporting and the support of nutrition knowledge.