54 minutes | Jun 10th 2020

The Power of Big Data & Opportunities for Nutrition Professionals

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Big Data: The Opportunity for Food & Nutrition Professionals All aspects of food and nutrition are impacted by Big Data and its analysis, and to this end, dietitians must possess a deeper understanding of this field as well as the full potential of using these technology advances within the profession. If nutrition professionals can tap into the flow of information, the wide availability of Big Data can unlock possibilities for these professionals to positively impact consumer behavior change, improve nutrition and health outcomes, and elevate the role of the profession. During this podcast, hear from Dave Donnan, Partner Emeritus (Retired ) with Kearney, a global management consulting firm, and an investor, advisor, and speaker on innovations in the food and consumer products industry and Annette Maggi, MS, RDN, LD, FAND, Chair of the Academy’s Big Data Task Force on how Big Data and its use require a rapid evolution of dietitian skill sets to continue to provide unique value.   The Power of Big Data to Transform Clinical Nutrition Practice While data is often looked at through the research lens in food and nutrition, the world of Big Data and its related technology and data analytics is showing how data can be used to predict trends, improve patient care and show the value proposition of nutrition services. During this podcast, Whitney Franz, MPH and Practice Transformation Program Director at L.A. Care Health Plan and Curt Calder, MBA, RDN and Clinical Informatics Analyst at Intermountain Healthcare will discuss the opportunity to leverage data beyond research as well as career opportunities for dietitians in the informatics field. Tune in to this episode to learn about: What is Big Data and why should nutrition professionals be interested in it and using it? How can more engagement with Big Data and related technologies benefit the dietetics profession? How has COVID19 influenced the use of Big Data and advanced analytics within the food industry? How can dietitians leverage Big Data in their practice? How can dietitians use data to show the impact (including financial impact) of their services as healthcare shifts to more value-based care models? How do health plans/payers leverage big data to manage population health? How is data being used to accelerate improvements in healthcare delivery? How is data being used to track trends and predict results? For links to resources and more info: www.SoundBitesRD.com/152
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