Malnutrition Awareness Week Webinar
Electronic Clinical Quality Measures (eCQMs): A Malnutrition Quality Improvement Initiative
September 22, 2017
12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. ET (Eastern Time)
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 purpose of these malnutrition electronic clinical quality measures (eCQMs) in health care, the need for these measures and how they were developed. The current status of these measures will also be addressed.
1. Outline reasons for the 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
Faculty and Topics
A Developmental Overview of the eCQMs
Angel Valladares, MPH, Manager, Avalere Health, Washington, DC
Addressing the Need for Adoption of the eCQMs for Improvement in Malnutrition
Alison Steiber PhD, RDN, LD, Chief Science Officer, Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Chicago, IL
The eCQMs and the Assessment of Feasibility
Kenneth Nepple, MD, FACS, Assistant Chief Medical Information Officer, Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Urology, University of Iowa Health Care, Iowa City, IA
Peggi Guenter, PhD, RN, FAAN, FASPEN, Senior Directory for Clinical Practice, Quality and Advocacy; the American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition, Silver Spring, MD
CE Credit: 1.5 hours
The perfect complement to our Malnutrition Awareness Week programming is Improve Patient Outcomes: ASPEN’s Step-by-Step Guide to Addressing Malnutrition. This comprehensive resource offers care pathways, tools, quality measures, and other important resources.