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December 1, 2018 - Volume 3 - Issue 23

  • Joseph E. Donnelly, EdD, FACSM
  • 2379-2868
  • 2379-2868
  • Twice each month


Mina and colleagues have provided a terrific account of Exercise is Medicine by integrating exercise into Electronic Medical Records (EMR) for cancer care and the examples they provide may serve as models for other medical conditions that would benefit from formal exercise programs. Using the case study approach, they illustrate the experience of 3 cancer centers that have provided linkages between health care providers, digital technologies, and existing exercise programs. Through their experiences, the authors provide strategies, facilitators, barriers, and opportunities for using EMR to advance the use of exercise information and subsequent referral to exercise facilities. Given the wide spread use of EMR in health clinics and the considerable evidence for the value of exercise, the linkage of EMR to existing exercise facilities and professionals would appear to be a valuable and streamlined resource and once in place would be an economical way to place patient and service provider together.  

**Notice/Abstract Submission- please see authors can now indicate their research as translational. Furthermore, notice the translational research abstract competition under Travel Awards. 

Joseph E. Donnelly, EdD, FACSM