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A Decade of Work Coming Together: Nutrition Care, Electronic Health Records, and the HITECH Act

      Ten years of strategic direction and resource development by the American Dietetic Association (ADA) has positioned the profession for nutrition care integration into health information technology (HIT), specifically electronic health records (EHRs) and personal health records (PHRs). New legislation included in the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) (
      American Recovery and Reinvestment Act
      Recovery.gov Web site.
      ) creates an unprecedented opportunity to bring this work into the spotlight, improve health care, and promote evidence-based decision-making for nutrition care using HIT. Registered dietitians (RDs) and dietetic technicians, registered (DTRs), are positioned to become leaders in this area.
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