138. Dietitians Leading Innovation: Using Data for Quality Improvement and Patient-Focused Transitions of Care

Monday, October 22
1:30 PM – 3:00 PM
Location: 202 AB
CE: 1.5
Level 2- Intermediate
Activity Code: 143736

Dietetics professionals play a pivotal role in implementing malnutrition quality improvement strategies in acute, post-acute and community settings. This session will describe how registered dietitian nutritionists (RDNs) are using data to show the value of nutrition care and provide attendees with actionable steps to partner with information technology colleagues to collect malnutrition quality improvement data. Additionally, the session will provide RDNs with examples of opportunities to incorporate nutrition strategies throughout transitions of care for patients.

Planned with Academy Premier Sponsor Abbott Nutrition

Learning Objectives:

  • Describe the steps for partnering with an information technology department to collect malnutrition care quality improvement data
  • Apply malnutrition care quality improvement data to demonstrate improved patient and health outcomes and the value of nutrition care
  • Identify opportunities for dietitians to lead nutrition-focused transitions of care strategies in acute, post-acute and community settings

Learning Need Codes:

  • 5280- Nutrient Deficiencies/Failure to Thrive
  • 7160- Quality Management
  • 3010- Assessment Methodology

Performance Indicator:

  • 5.1.1 Demonstrates proficient use of technical operating systems and software to communicate and disseminate information; to collect, track and retrieve data; and to create documents, spreadsheets and presentations.
  • 6.2.4 Disseminates research or performance improvement outcomes to advance knowledge, change practice and enhance effectiveness of services.
  • 6.1.4 Collects qualitative and quantitative data using mixed methodologies and interprets information.


  • Ainsley Malone, MS, RDN, LD, CNSC, FAND, FASPEN

    Nutrition Support Dietitian

    Mt. Carmel West Hospital

  • Session Speaker(s)

  • Sadeq Quraishi, MD, MHA, MMSc

    Assistant Professor of Anaesthesia

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

    Division Director of Clinical Nutrition

  • Kelly Danis, RD, LDN, FAND

    Director of Clinical Nutrition