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Gaps identified in EHR food sensitivity classification

October 8, 2015

Considerable variation exist in documentation of food adverse sensitivity documentation within electronic health records, according to study results.

“Adverse sensitivities to food are diverse, and existing standard terminologies have gaps in their coverage of the breadth of allergy concepts,” Joseph M. Plasek, MS, of the division of general internal medicine and primary care at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, and colleagues wrote. “New strategies are needed to represent and standardize food adverse sensitivity concepts, to improve documentation in [electronic health records].”

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