Quality Improvement

Food and Nutrition Practitioners are increasingly engaging in quality improvement throughout their practice settings. Many are implementing quality measures in their facilities and/or conducting quality improvement and performance measurement activities. The below Academy definitions and resources provide insight into QI for all practice segments of food, nutrition and dietetics including; health care, education and research, business and industry, and community nutrition and public health.

Quality Improvement consists of systematic and continuous actions that lead to measurable improvement in services and/or the status of targeted individuals or groups.

Performance Improvement is the systematic process of detecting and analyzing performance problems, designing and developing interventions to address the problems, implementing the interventions, evaluating the results, and sustaining improvement.

Overview of Malnutrition Quality Measures

The resource provides descriptions of the eCQMs, composite measure and QCDR quality measures as well as identifies the corresponding CMS quality incentive program for each.

  • Qualified Clinical Data Registry

    Find information and resources for related to Malnutrition Quality Measures included in Qualified Clinical Data Registries (QCDRs) .

  • Quality Strategies

    Quality strategies offer multiple resources to increase practitioner awareness about quality initiatives at the national and professional levels.

  • Quality Leader Alliance

    The Quality Leader Alliance is a cohort of individuals who perform an exceptional level of quality management activities in their practice setting within the nutrition and dietetics profession.

  • eCQMs FAQs

    Learn more about eCQMs, including the various roles for getting involved with eCQMs, as well as how they were developed.

  • QI 101 Recorded Presentation

    In this recorded presentation, understand the basics of quality improvement, learn simple quality improvement tools and methods, and identify key Academy available resources available for conducting quality improvement in a variety of practice settings.