PERSPECTIVES OF REGISTERED DIETITIAN NUTRITIONISTS ON ADOPTION OF TELEHEALTH FOR NUTRITION CARE DURING THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC

Publish Date: 23 February 2021
Author(s): Cory Brunton, Mary Beth Arensberg, Susan Drawert, Christina Badaracco, Wendy Everett, Sharon M McCauley

Abstract:

Telehealth technology use has grown exponentially as the COVID-19 pandemic has strained medical resources and challenged hospitals to prevent further infection spread. This article in Healthcare reports the survey results of registered dietitian nutritionists’ (RDNs) views on trends in telehealth nutrition care before and during the pandemic. The RDNs were from hospitals participating in the Malnutrition Quality Improvement Initiative (MQii). 

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CORY BRUNTON, MS, BSN, RN

Senior Analyst, Global Health Economics & Outcomes Research
Abbott Nutrition Division of Abbott
Columbus, Ohio, USA

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Mary Beth Arensberg, PhD, RDN, LDN, FAND

Director Health Policy, 
Abbott Nutrition Health Institute, Abbott 
Columbus, Ohio, USA 
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Susan Drawert, MEd, RDN

Director, Government Affairs
Abbott
Plymouth, Minnesota, USA
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CHRISTINA BADARACCO, MPH, RD, LDN

Research Scientist 
Avalere Health 
Washington, District of Columbia, USA
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WENDY EVERETT, ScD

Senior Advisor
Avalere Health
Washington, District of Columbia, USA

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SHARON McCAULEY, MS, MBA, RDN, LDN, FADA, FAND

Senior Director, Quality Management
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
Chicago, Illinois, USA

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