Utilizing the Malnutrition Quality Improvement Initiative (MQii) to Strengthen Transitions of Care
Course Description:In this course, you’ll review best-in-class examples describing how to capture data from key nutrition interventions; describe the critical role of the dietitian in leading interdisciplinary teams to improve patients outcomes; and demonstrate how to improve nutrition outcomes in transitions of care by implementing an RDN in-home approach.
- CDR Level: 1
- Performance Indicators: 3.2.2, 6.1.2, 8.3.5
- Run Time: 43
Course Instructor Bio(s)
Angel Valladares, MPH
Angel has supported multiple healthcare stakeholders from across the industry on quality measure feasibility and development (specifically as it relates to electronic clinical quality measures), evidence generation strategy, engagement with federal government healthcare stakeholders, development and implementation of digital health strategies, and development of public-private partnerships. He has experience in patient-centered outcomes research, qualitative and quantitative research, program evaluation, and the design and implementation of clinical research studies.
During his tenure at Avalere, Angel has led the data infrastructure and quality measure development for the Malnutrition Quality Improvement Initiative (MQii). The MQii is a national initiative which includes a learning collaborative of almost 300 U.S. hospitals who aim to advance evidence-based high quality of care for hospitalized patients at-risk of malnutrition or with identified malnutrition. His team has developed the largest clinical malnutrition database of its kind representing over 50 hospitals and more than 750,000 patient encounters. Data from this database have been used to implement multiple studies, several which have been published in peer-reviewed journals.
Angel received an MPH from the University of Michigan and a BS in biological science and anthropology from Florida State University.
Angela Lago, MS, RD, LDN
Skip Allen, MS, RD, LDN
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