Getting our staff to ask about Exercise was definitely a struggle in the beginning. Not because they didn’t think it was the right thing to do or because it was hard to document in our EHR, but because many of them were not exercising themselves.
The quote above is from a series of blog posts that my twitter friend ( and amazing Proactive Care manager for Kaiser Permanente Southern California ) Kristen Andrews ( @ldsklandrews ) put up in response to a tweet request of mine to tell the world how exercise as a vital sign really works in practice.
From reading the posts, I can tell they’ve learned a lot about how to do this well, in primary care and specialty care. And you’ll be able to tell that they want to share what they’ve learned, so that when you do this, you won’t have to learn the same lessons from experience. You can learn different ones and share those back, of course.
Thanks, Kristen, and feel free to follow/comment/tweet her with your questions.
- Now Reading: Adding the Newest Vital Sign to EHRs- Exercise – is Validated
- Now Reading: Prolonged sitting without exercise is not a good combo, vitals signs redefined to include exercise
- Collaborating and engaging in the post-EHR era – A visit to the @dermdoc
- Walk With a Doc – Washington, DC , August 10, 2012
- Preventing the causes of the causes of poor health : Healthy Institutions, at Bipartisan Policy Center Nutrition and Physical Activity Initiative