Expanding the Horizon of the Nutrition Profession Through Informatics

Sunday, October 18
2:30 PM – 3:30 PM (Central Time)
CE: 1.0
Level 2 (intermediate knowledge/experience)
Activity Code: 157521

Informatics is integral to all areas of nutrition practice, from clinical care to food service management to public health. To better understand the implications of technology on the roles of dietitians in the workplace, the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics’ Nutrition Informatics Committee and Interoperability and Standards Committee conducted the 4th tri-annual informatics survey to assess the use of technology and data by nutrition professionals. The 2019 survey results will be presented along with synthesis of eleven years of research. Because dietitians cannot work in an information vacuum, this session will also expand beyond nutrition to look at the current landscape of health informatics. With increasing patient access to data through portals and health apps, dietitians need to involve and empower patients and their caregivers in decisions related to the patient’s care using patient-generated data. Now, more than ever, especially given the current state of the world, dietitians are poised to use their skills to advance patient care and expand into the larger fields of health informatics and telehealth.

Learning Objectives:

  • State how dietitians’ roles in informatics have evolved over the previous decade.
  • Explain how informatics relates to and enhances the work of dietitians across practice settings.
  • Describe the trends currently happening in health informatics and how they impact nutrition care.

Performance Indicators:

  • 5.1.1 Demonstrates proficient use of technical
    operating systems and software to communicate
    and disseminate information; to collect, track
    and retrieve data; and to create documents,
    spreadsheets and presentations.
  • 10.3.1 Demonstrates knowledge and applies
    principles of the informed consent process in
    accordance with organization policies, protocols
    and state and federal regulations.
  • 6.1.4 Collects qualitative and quantitative data using
    mixed methodologies and interprets information.


  • Expanding the Horizon of the Nutrition Profession Through Informatics -

    Amy Wootton, RDN

    Director of Nutrition Management/Product Executive


  • Speaker(s)

  • Expanding the Horizon of the Nutrition Profession Through Informatics -

    Carrie Hamady, EdD, MS, RD, LD

    Director, Undergraduate Didactic Program in Nutrition and Dietetics

    Bowling Green State University

  • Expanding the Horizon of the Nutrition Profession Through Informatics -

    Jay Spitulnik, PhD, CPT

    Associate Teaching Professor and Director of Health Informatics Graduate Program

    Northeastern University