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Introduction to nutrition informatics in Australia

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Abstract


  • Aim

    The aim of this study was to provide an introduction to nutrition informatics, including a brief history and a rationale of its importance for Australian dietetics.

    Methods

    The study method used was a narrative review informed by a literature review and expert consultation with the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.

    Results

    Nutrition informatics has demonstrated potential to improve efficiencies, reduce costs, support research and ultimately enhance patient care. Governments and organisations have identified this as an emerging priority area. The Dietitians Association of Australia has launched initiatives to advocate and provide strategic advice on dietetic involvement in biomedical informatics and specifically nutrition informatics.

    Conclusions

    If nutrition standards and processes are not integrated into information systems, dietitians may inherit technologies that do not support dietetic work practices, and opportunities to enhance nutrition services may be missed. It is recommended that dietitians be aware of the opportunities and potential benefits of nutrition informatics, become familiar and involved in technology initiatives, and take the lead in guiding the development and implementation of technologies that may impact patient nutritional care.

Publication Date


  • 2014

Citation


  • Maunder, K., Williams, P., Walton, K., Ferguson, M., Beck, E. & Probst, Y. (2014). Introduction to nutrition informatics in Australia. Nutrition and Dietetics, 71 (4), 289-294.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-84919387371

Ro Full-text Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=3643&context=smhpapers

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/smhpapers/2623

Has Global Citation Frequency


Number Of Pages


  • 5

Start Page


  • 289

End Page


  • 294

Volume


  • 71

Issue


  • 4

Place Of Publication


  • Australia

Abstract


  • Aim

    The aim of this study was to provide an introduction to nutrition informatics, including a brief history and a rationale of its importance for Australian dietetics.

    Methods

    The study method used was a narrative review informed by a literature review and expert consultation with the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.

    Results

    Nutrition informatics has demonstrated potential to improve efficiencies, reduce costs, support research and ultimately enhance patient care. Governments and organisations have identified this as an emerging priority area. The Dietitians Association of Australia has launched initiatives to advocate and provide strategic advice on dietetic involvement in biomedical informatics and specifically nutrition informatics.

    Conclusions

    If nutrition standards and processes are not integrated into information systems, dietitians may inherit technologies that do not support dietetic work practices, and opportunities to enhance nutrition services may be missed. It is recommended that dietitians be aware of the opportunities and potential benefits of nutrition informatics, become familiar and involved in technology initiatives, and take the lead in guiding the development and implementation of technologies that may impact patient nutritional care.

Publication Date


  • 2014

Citation


  • Maunder, K., Williams, P., Walton, K., Ferguson, M., Beck, E. & Probst, Y. (2014). Introduction to nutrition informatics in Australia. Nutrition and Dietetics, 71 (4), 289-294.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-84919387371

Ro Full-text Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=3643&context=smhpapers

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/smhpapers/2623

Has Global Citation Frequency


Number Of Pages


  • 5

Start Page


  • 289

End Page


  • 294

Volume


  • 71

Issue


  • 4

Place Of Publication


  • Australia