OpusVi has joined forces with its first international university, the University of Exeter in the United Kingdom, to transform workforce development and empower staff to educate patients on nutrition, rehabilitation, and recovery.
Readmission to hospitals due to obesity, poor nutrition, recovery, and rehabilitation is a global problem. We need to improve prevention through education and empowerment — this goal is the driving force behind our partnership.
A recent study saw four Chicago-based hospitals accrue more than 4.8 million USD in savings by reducing hospital readmissions and shortening inpatient stays. The authors stated, “The utility of medical nutrition as a driver of value-based medicine has largely remained overlooked and underappreciated as a means of improving cost-savings at the hospital level as well as the integrated delivery network”.
“OpusVi is proud to work with the University of Exeter,” said Andrew Malley, CEO of OpusVi. “They are our first international partner and their expertise in sport and health sciences is unparalleled. Our work and program development will have a hugely positive impact on healthcare workers and patients alike as they are up-skilled and educated as to how nutrition, recovery and rehabilitation are interlinked. Given the huge challenges around obesity and diabetes as well as recovery from chronic and life-threatening conditions, education in this field is a vital component both for generalists and specialists and a must for providers to invest in.”
“Our partnership with OpusVi provides the department of Sport and Health Sciences at the University of Exeter with an exciting opportunity to deliver its first online program,” states Professor Jo Bowtell, head of the department. We will develop online nutrition programs that provide visually engaging content, excellent e-resources and interactive apps to assist learning. These online programs will complement the launch of our BSc Nutrition degree program in the UK in September 2020.”
The University of Exeter is OpusVi’s fifth academic partner to be announced since its launch earlier this year. Exeter, OpusVi, and our partners will continue to build and offer incredible workforce development education options to all we serve — be it within Dignity Health, CommonSpirit Health, or one of our client systems, home or abroad.
Transforming the Healthcare Workforce
About the University of Exeter
The University of Exeter combines teaching excellence and high levels of student satisfaction with world-class research. Ranked top 15 in all the UK’s major league tables, Exeter is a Russell Group institution with over 23,500 students from more than 130 countries around the world. Exeter is ranked No. 10 in the world for sport-related subjects in the QS World University Rankings 2020 and is consistently ranked in the top 3 in the UK for Sports Science in The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide. 98% of the University’s research is rated as being of international quality, with 82% rated world-leading or internationally excellent (Research Excellence Framework 2014) and Exeter has a “Gold” Rating in the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) assessment.
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