Intro to Junum WebinarNovember 07, 2020
Junum Informational Webinar
Thursday, November 12th
12:00-12:30 PM Central Time
Join Junum’s founder Molly Hegarty, MS, RDN for an informal overview of how to improve malnutrition care at your facility using technology. Junum is a digital health company that focuses on improving malnutrition in the acute care setting by providing clinical decision support to drive both clinical improvements and accurate revenue capture.
Click here to register for the webinar.
Make America Healthy AgainNovember 06, 2020
Written by: Margaret Dittloff, MS RDN
While we await the official results of the 2020 election, let’s examine this Stat News commentary “Make America Health Again” about the lack of health care policy and support for nutrition despite the fact that nutrition is a critical component of everyone’s health and wellbeing. Dr. Rahman and Mr. Ross point out that “the majority of Americans (are) being both overfed with unhealthy foods and undernourished with healthier ones.” Nutrition has been under valued and under-represented in America’s healthcare systems. They highlight the following suggestions for our next administration:
- Refocus research on nutrition
- Make health food more affordable and unhealthy food less affordable
- Teach doctors about nutrition
- Provide food assistance program incentives for healthy eating
- Use the bully pulpit & hold food industry accountable (especially in ads and merchandizing techniques)
I would also add that we need CMS and private payers to cover and fully reimburse the nutrition services of Registered Dietitians (RDNs). Dietitians are the trained healthcare professional experts in food and nutrition who can help provide that nutritional guidance that doctors are missing.
Lastly, we need we need better nutrition data in EHRs to help alert doctors to their patient’s nutritional problems. But we need that nutrition data to be structured and interoperable (something I’m exceedingly passionate about) to it can follow the patient and flow between consumer health apps and different EHR systems.
ASPEN Malnutrition Awareness WeekSeptember 30, 2020
Junum is proud to help sponsor Malnutrition Awareness Week.
Malnutrition Awareness WeekTM
Date: October 5-9, 2020
Join ASPEN, the American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition, for ASPEN Malnutrition Awareness Week on October 5-9, 2020.
It’s a week filled with valuable educational webinars and sharing of informational materials. Continuing education credit is available for most of the webinars that week. ASPEN is accredited to provide medical, pharmacy, nursing and dietetic credits.
The goal of Malnutrition Awareness Week is to educate healthcare professionals on early detection, prevention, and treatment of malnutrition; educate consumers/patients to discuss their nutriwww.nutritioncare.org/mawtion status with healthcare professionals; and to increase awareness of nutrition’s role on patient recovery
Join the conversation online by using the hashtag #MAW2020. For more information and to register, visit www.nutritioncare.org/maw.
ICD10monitor Podcast Talk Ten TuesdaysJune 03, 2020
ICD10monitor’s popular Talk Ten Tuesdays show reports on current issues related to medical coding, clinical documentation integrity (CDI) and payment methodologies to help providers in all settings. In this week’s show, Molly Hegarty MS RD, founder and CEO of Junum, reports on possible revenue loss when the presence of a malnutrition diagnosis is not documented appropriately, and Dr. McClain Blanton, a physician advisor with the Brundage Group, reports on the clinical aspects of the study.
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TMCx Demo Day 2019May 19, 2020
TMCx Demo Day for digital health drew a standing-room-only crowd to the Texas Medical Center Innovation Institute on June 6, 2019 to hear presentations from the 19 companies in the TMCx08 cohort.
Malnutrition is insidious, and, coupled with a focus on treating the patient’s presenting illness, often goes unrecognized in patients presenting to the hospital or clinic. Malnutrition leads to numerous complications and prolonged recovery times. Junum is making great strides in stopping this vicious pattern. TMC Innovation is proud to call Junum a part of its community knowing that the founding team understands the nuances and complexities of malnutrition. Junum’s technology seamlessly integrates into the caretakers’ workflow eliminating barriers of implementation. Junum empowers the user to coordinate complex malnourishment cases while capturing the value of care rendered. Companies like Junum need to be a part of everyday medicine as we focus our efforts to deliver higher quality healthcare at a lower cost.
–Lance Black, MD, MBID – Associate Director, TMCx
Read the article: TMCx Demo Day offers digital health solutions for urgent issues.
State of Care: Evolving Industry VideoMay 01, 2020