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Pennington Cancer Center

Pennington Cancer Center

Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Tele-Health Technology Connects Patients with Nutrition Services

When Pennington Cancer Center expanded radiation oncology services to three locations, the program turned to tele-health to increase patient access to nutrition services. Now, patients can receive a nutrition screen and assessment from the dietitian via video-conference, which takes place while patients are at their designated campus for treatment. The approach eliminates the need for patients to schedule multiple appointments, reducing additional travel. Incorporating tele-health has also minimized the dietitian’s commute, resulting in valuable interaction time for patients and caregivers.

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