Friday, July 16, 2010

Obesity rating to become law

New federal regulations issued this week stipulate that the electronic health records--that all Americans are supposed to have by 2014 under the terms of the stimulus law that President Barack Obama signed last year--must record not only the traditional measures of height and weight, but also the Body Mass Index: a measure of obesity.

The obesity-rating regulation states that every American's electronic health record must: “Calculate body mass index. Automatically calculate and display body mass index (BMI) based on a patient’s height and weight.”

The law also requires that these electronic health records be available--with appropriate security measures--on a national exchange.


Anonymous said...

see Palmoni, you needed to hide in your hole for one more day. Yesterday you "tout" or whatever it is called the end of the correction and what you get today? ha-ha-ha... just close the blog while you are on a roll!

Anonymous said...

or you can just stop reading and posting. 6, 1/2 dozon

4 pm anon