Sending Healthy Weight Information

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Type Standard / Implementation Specification Standards Process Maturity Implementation Maturity Adoption Level Federally required Cost Test Tool Availability
Implementation Specification
Balloted Draft
Rating 1
Limitations, Dependencies, and Preconditions for Consideration Applicable Value Set(s) and Starter Set(s)
  • The Integrating the Healthcare Enterprise (IHE) Healthy Weight Profile Childhood obesity surveillance systems utilize either measured (e.g. NHANES) or parent/self-report height and weight to calculate BMI.  The profile also includes the HL7 Occupational Data for Health (ODH) template.
  • Public health agencies have been studying the relationship between obesity and work factors; for example, the prevalence of obesity has been shown to vary substantially by occupation. 
  • See IHE projects in the Interoperability Proving Ground.
  • System Authentication  -  The information and process necessary to authenticate the systems involved
  • User Details -  identifies the end user who is accessing the data
  • User Role – identifies the role asserted by the individual initiating the transaction.
  • Purpose of Use - Identifies the purpose for the transaction.


Been there, done that, doing…

Been there, done that, doing it again for the umpteenth year in IHE. It isn't hard, but adoption is low because there's not a significant incentive for use of any standards to do this in light of other mandates (you can call CEHRT/MU/MIPS a voluntary program but, let's be realistic here).

Valuable but not a priority, it should be

Very good to see this included in ISA, the prevalence of obesity and Type II diabetes has a huge impact on health care and patient population quality of life.

As previous comment states - voluntary is not going to see this adopted.