SummaryAvalere Health has developed a set of malnutrition quality measures in collaboration with the Academy of Malnutrition and Dietetics. Embarking on a journey to improve care to malnourished patients, the collaboration spurred formal multi-stakeholder dialogues to be conducted.
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The project resulted in three goals for malnutrition care:
- Understand how nutrition care processes and executed plans currently occur, utilizing the interdisciplinary care team
- Recognize the adaptation of malnutrition-structured data and identify missing components within the electronic health records systems
- Classify the best methods to improve outcomes through measurement, such as performance metrics and protocols.
Avalere and the Academy of Malnutrition and Dietetics will move forward with evaluating which tools are needed to close the gap on quality improvement.