Recent changes in hospital food services, long-term care facilities and senior living communities have shifted towards offering customized dietary programs that address the role nutrition plays in overall health and wellness. People are becoming more aware of the effects of nutrition when it relates to chronic diseases such as diabetes, blood pressure, obesity and cancer. Patients are demanding healthy, nutritious meals that are satisfying as well and allergen-free and safe. Successfully balancing all of these aspects of serving healthy nutritious meals might seem complex in the fast-paced world of health care but Vision’s clinical nutritional software allows health care professionals to optimize productivity while providing excellent nutritional care for their patients.
Dietitians and the nutrition team work together to gather the patient’s nutritional diet history including previous food orders, allergies, food preferences and other important health details. The system is fully customizable to automate protocol implemented as a result of the receipt of specific diet orders. This diet information can be archived after a patients discharge and can be easily recalled at any time for reference. The Diet History Application should interface with the hospital’s ADT system, order entry system, laboratory system, and pharmacy system to create patient records for the diet history file and execute automated updates to the records.
Vision’s clinical nutrition assessment software includes nutrient analysis, which references the nutritional database of over 38,000 items, providing nutrient summaries for patient intake as well as inventory items, recipes and menus. Vision uses state-of-the-art nutrient databases that update on a routine basis and are fully automated to support a customized food inventory and provides the data entry for an unlimited number of additional items unique for each client.
Nutritional risk screening automatically screens each patient in real-time, any time the patient record is updated. When used in conjunction with the Diet History Application, dietitians can access specific patient data, such as age and sex, and apply desired nutrient standards. Vision’s nutritional screening software allows the food management team to calculate nutrients in recipes, and food inventory items to ensure nutritional compliance. Standards are built into the system to compare patient intake against RNI or RDA tables for a single food item or the patient’s total diet.
Vision Software’s web-based technologies fully integrate Diet History Application with related Vision Software tools for menu management, nutrient analysis, nutritional risk screening, nutritional assessment and food-drug interaction.
Fully HIPAA-compliant and HL7-compatible, Vision Software’s clinical nutrition management software empowers clinical nutrition staff with the tools they need to collect and manage patient nutritional information in real-time. These easy to use programs streamline food services while cutting costs and freeing the time of health care providers to focus on patient’s needs and nutritional well-being.