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A New Breed of Evidence and the Tools to Generate It: Introducing ANDHII

Published:December 19, 2014DOI:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jand.2014.10.025
      It has been nearly 2 decades since the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (then the American Dietetic Association) published Medical Nutrition Therapy Across the Continuum of Care
      American Dietetic Association and Morrison Health Care. Patient protocols.
      under the leadership of former chief science officer Esther Myers, PhD, RD, FADA. This marked the official emergence of dietetics into the young field of evidence-based practice (EBP) in the very same year that the British Medical Journal published Sackett and colleagues’ now ubiquitous definition of the practice: “[T]he conscientious, explicit, and judicious use of current best evidence in making decisions about the care of individual patients.”
      • Sackett D.L.
      • Rosenberg W.M.C.
      • Gray J.A.M.
      • Haynes R.B.
      • Richardson W.S.
      Evidence based medicine: What it is and what it isn’t.
      Since that time, EBP has evolved, and the Academy has both adapted to and contributed to those changes (Figure 1).
      Figure 1Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics evidence-based and standardized practice—selected milestones.
      1996 Medical Nutrition Therapy Across the Continuum of Care, 1st ed, published
      2001 Medical Nutrition Therapy Evidence-Based Guides for Practice first published
      2004 Evidence Analysis Library (EAL) launched
      2004 First Evidence-Based Nutrition Practice Guideline (EBNPG): Disorders of Lipid Metabolism
      2005 Nutrition Care Process (NCP) model and Nutrition Diagnostic Terminology first published
      2006 Nutrition Care Process integrated into EBNPG development
      2007 International Dietetics & Nutrition Terminology (IDNT) Reference Manual, 1st edition, published
      2008 EBNPG toolkits published with outcomes-tracking tools
      2014 Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Health Informatics Infrastructure (ANDHII) launched
      2014 Electronic Nutrition Care Process and Terminology (eNCPT) launched
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