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Healthcare Informatics and Nutrition

July 28, 2010

With computerized technology, an individual’s nutritional status can be assessed and analyzed with thoroughness. This technology can be utilized in many different aspects to complete a nutritional assessment. One aspect is a measurement of oral intake and urinary output over a 24 hour period or for several days. This inputted data can be utilized to make dietary recommendations by the healthcare provider including the dietitian. BMI or Body Mass Index can also be assessed by completing a nutritional assessment. This computerized data can also be used to make dietary recommendations by the healthcare provider. Management of chronic conditions can also by assessed to assist in promoting optimal health status. This can be accomplished by evaluating computed lab data to monitor lab results such as blood glucoses for an diabetic individual. With this analysis, dietary modifications can be recommended to promote optimal health status if needed for this individual. Nutritional assessments and recommendations by the healthcare provider can assist in wound healing, weight gain or loss, and achieving an optimal health status. Computerized nutritional assessments are one of many healthcare assessments that can be utilized in patient care.


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