Nutrition Care Process and Terminology
Considerations Identified from the Dialogue Focused on Evidence-Based Decision Making and Vitamin D: Implications for the Nutrition Care ProcessIn this issue of the Journal, Taylor and colleagues1 present four considerations relevant to dietetic counseling for vitamin D, resulting from a dialogue on vitamin D held at the National Institutes of Health (NIH). These considerations are as follows:
Adopting Nutrition Care Process Terminology at the National Level: The Norwegian Experience in Evaluating Compatibility with International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems, 10th Revision, and the Existing Norwegian Coding SystemAdvances in information technology have accelerated the use of electronic health records and activities in terminology mapping. Dietitians need to be knowledgeable about the capabilities of different terminologies to effectively capture nutrition care data. If nutrition care is not reflected in the health care system, our professional contributions will not be visible. Data documenting nutrition care needs to be visible at the patient care level, in health care records, as well as in the statistics used by decision makers at health care institutions on national and international levels.