Optimal RDN Solutions + MyFieldAudits
When it came to ensuring their patients and partners are receiving the best dietetic consulting services, MyFieldAudits gave Optimal RDN Solution an easy way to track performance across a growing portfolio of facilities and coach their team in the process.
Optimal RDN Solutions
Optimal RDN Solutions’ mission is to provide excellent patient-centered outcomes in nutrition care and food services to Skilled Nursing and Assisted Living Facilities. Their growing team of Registered Dietitian Nutritionists and consultants are tireless in their efforts to provide their clients everything from customized dietetic services to mock surveys of Food & Nutrition Services for compliance to State and Federal Regulations. With a strong emphasis on interpersonal skills, they prioritize engaging patients and families in promoting healthful food choices through meal planning to optimize nutritional status. Their proven track record of providing quality service and a commitment to developing positive work relationships has helped them to continuously grow their network of satisfied clients.
As the number of facilities served by Optimal RDN Soluticions grew, so did the difficulty in tracking critical processes and performance at each. “We have accounts across Southern California so the distance made it difficult to track the consultants consistently” according to Megan DeMeritt MS, RDN of Optimal RDN Solutions. Furthermore, they needed a way to keep track of the large number regulatory audits and checks performed by their team and ensure outcomes were being delivered in a meaningful way to the client. If not, “We possibly could have lost accounts or our accounts could have received deficiencies for our duties not being completed” according to Megan. After researching other tools on the market, MyFieldAudits stood out for both their ease of use and extensive experience in the industry.
The goal for Optimal RDN Solutions was not only to be able to track inspections across their accounts, but to help coach their consultants and create a new way to bring value to their clients.
After an initial discovery call, MyFieldAudits and Optimal RDN Solutions got to work. Working within multiple Healthcare networks, they were able to create a hierarchy that simply organized each facility by provider. This would empower them to not only measure the performance of individual facilities, but entire client portfolios.
Next, Optimal RDN Solutions submitted PDF versions of existing audits in use (including Kitchen Sanitation, Test Tray Evaluations and Tray Line Accuracy audits) which MyFieldAudits was able to rapidly upload for use in their mobile apps. The final step was a quick training for their team to ensure their consultants in the field knew how to use the platform and expectations for completion.
The tool was a well-received jump into the modern day for their team of consultants. For Optimal RDN Solutions, MyFieldAudits has not only given them a way to ensure their team is completing critical checks, but also provided a new way to coach their consultants to provide better services to their clients. According to Megan,” We are able to respond to our consultants and let them know how they can better address issues that they come across when completing inspections in the field.”
For their existing clients, it’s enabled them to demonstrate more value and drive dialogue around critical issues found by their team. “Our clients, administrators and directors of nursing have responded very well and have asked for the reports to be sent to various members of the team for review.” The Dietary Managers at the facilities have expressed excitement in using technology to create greater efficiency in their busy work days. All parties have shown renewed interest in completing rather mundane, but essential food safety & quality assurance performance improvement audits. In a competitive landscape, MyFieldAudits has helped them stand out from other similar firms. “We are able to provide more oversight than our competitors and we believe it will allow us to maintain our current accounts longer and obtain new clients by offering this service.” according to Megan.
Optimal RDN Solutions
MyFieldAudits and Optimal RDN Solutions continue to collaborate to find new ways to bring value to their clients and provide patients with safe, enjoyable dining experiences.