Wednesday, January 17, 2018


11:30 a.m. Central


1 hour


HIIN Community Knowledge Network

In 2013, there were nearly 2 million hospital inpatient stays involving malnutrition, according to a 2013 statistical brief from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Baxter International Inc. and the American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition. The impact of malnutrition in U.S. hospitalized patients is associated with up to five times higher risk of in-hospital deaths, may result in two times longer hospital stays, and creates an estimated $42 billion burden to the health care system. Join us for a three-part Community Knowledge Network series from our Hospital Improvement Innovation Network to learn about best practices across the malnutrition care continuum. In the first webinar, you will learn how to build a business case for screening and identifying malnutrition in your organization.

Brought to you by the Vizient Hospital Improvement Innovation Network (HIIN), the Community Knowledge Network Education Series focuses on special topics that are current safety challenges facing the industry. Webinars in the series offer continuing education credit as outlined in the following designation statement. These webinars are available to all Partnership for Patients stakeholders, including all Vizient members, HIIN participants, Quality Innovation Network-Quality Improvement Organizations, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services and other federal and state organizations, as well as patients and family members.

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1Weiss AJ, et al. Characteristics of Hospital Stays Involving Malnutrition, 2013. HCUP Statistical Brief #210.