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April 23, 2019

Telenutrition: A new trend in GI care

In this AGA Tech Summit session recap, read how one company has successfully brought telemedicine into GI practice.

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How is telemedicine being used in GI? According to a talk at the AGA Tech Summit, sponsored by the AGA Center for GI Innovation and Technology, a telemedicine platform that connects patients to registered dietitians is being used to supplement in-office care for GI patients who are prescribed diet changes to manage their health.

Jonah Cohen, MD, a gastroenterologist affiliated with Harvard Medical School and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston, spoke at the AGA Tech Summit about his digital therapeutics company, Nutrimedy, which created the platform for virtual nutritional counseling.

“Nutrimedy’s proprietary matching system connects patients to their ideal dietitian who will help establish a specific nutrition plan for their medical conditions through video visits, unlimited messaging, photo food logs, recipes and biometric trackers,” Dr. Cohen explained. “The key to the success of these relationships is based on the ease of clinical touch points we’re able to achieve through telenutrition when patients can ask questions, make modifications and get positive feedback on their own time.”

For more information on how GI practices are using telemedicine for nutrition services, read the full session recap on GI & Hepatology News.

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