Malnutrition Awareness Week 2017

WEB170922 - Electronic Clinical Quality Measures (eCQMs): A Malnutrition Quality Improvement Initiative

Sep 22, 2017 12:00pm ‐ Sep 22, 2017 1:30pm

Standard: $39.00
Members: $19.00


Despite increasing awareness and diagnosing of malnutrition and its effects, one in three patients continue to be malnourished with an annual cost of $156.7 billion for disease-related malnutrition in the U.S. across eight diseases. Malnutrition is now also becoming a leading cause of hospital re-admissions and increased health care costs. Thus, treatment and prevention programs are now even more imperative. The purpose of Malnutrition Awareness Week is to continue to raise awareness of malnutrition and its negative effects on individuals and health care costs. In addition, Malnutrition Awareness Week activities intend, to provide specific strategies for addressing and implementing programs and resources to combat malnutrition within the hospital and community settings. This webinar will address the feasbility of providing cost effective oral nutrition supplements (ONS) to malnourished patients in the hospital and how standardization of administration can improve patient outcomes.

Learning Objectives:
  1. Outline reasons for development of nutrition e-measures
  2. Define the process for e-measure development for nutrition
  3. Identify the current status of the measures
  4. Explain the process and results of feasibility testing of these measures



  • Kenneth Nepple, MD, FACS, Assistant Chief Medical Information Officer; Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Urology, University of Iowa Health Care, Iowa City, IA

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