201. Dietitians Driving Impact: Data on Improved Patient Care from the Malnutrition Quality Improvement Initiative

Sunday, October 27
1:30 PM – 3:00 PM
Location: 121-ABC
CE: 1.5
Level 2- Intermediate
Activity Code: 150969

Dietetics professionals are improving patient outcomes and changing the culture of malnutrition diagnosis and intervention by leading and coordinating quality care with interdisciplinary teams. This session will demonstrate how registered dietitian nutritionists (RDNs) are implementing the Malnutrition Quality Improvement Initiative (MQii) and the malnutrition electronic quality measures (eCQMs) to capture key nutrition care, diagnosis, and intervention data and outcomes that matter to patients, physicians, nurses and administrators in the hospital and post-discharge.

Planned with Academy Premier Sponsor Abbott Nutrition

Learning Objectives:

  • Demonstrate best-in-class examples describing how to capture data from key nutrition interventions across the continuum of care.
  • Describe the critical role of the dietitian in leading interdisciplinary teams to improve patient outcomes and serve as a change agent for the culture of care.
  • Discuss the evidence linking nutrition care delivery within and beyond the hospital with improved patient outcomes for hospitalized patients who are malnourished or at risk.

Learning Need Codes:

  • 5285 Malnutrition
  • 7160 Quality Management
  • 9060 Research Development and Design

Performance Indicator:

  • 8.3.6 Keeps abreast of current nutrition and dietetics knowledge and trends.
  • 6.2.4 Disseminates research or performance improvement outcomes to advance knowledge, change practice and enhance effectiveness of services.
  • 6.3.4 Defines and establishes appropriate measurements and evaluations.


  • Wendy Phillips, MS, RD, CNSC, CLE, FAND

    Morrison Healthcare

  • Speaker(s)

  • Rajesh Kumari, DSC, RDN

    Clinical Nutrition Manager

    Overlook Medical Center, Atlantic Health System

  • Philip Brown Jr., MD

    Executive Vice President, Chief Physician Executive

    New Hanover Regional Medical Center

  • Angela Lago, MS, RDN, LDN, CNSC

    Clinical Nutrition Manager

    New Hanover Regional Medical Center