OCTOBER 17, 2017
Adventist Health System Partners With Glytec to Enhance Diabetes Care
The health system will utilize Glytec’s eGlycemic Management System® at 39 of its acute care facilities.
Waltham, MA — More than a quarter of all hospitalized patients in the U.S. have diabetes, and typically, these patients stay longer, experience more infections and have higher readmission rates.* Recognizing the unique challenges of caring for patients with diabetes, Adventist Health System, one of the largest faith-based health systems in the U.S., has partnered with Glytec, a leader in diabetes therapy management software and medication optimization, to implement the eGlycemic Management System® (eGMS®) at 39 of its acute care facilities.
“Providing the highest level of care possible for patients is our top priority,” said Loran Hauck, MD, executive vice president and chief clinical officer for Adventist Health System. “The Glytec solution will allow us to deliver enhanced treatment not only to patients with diabetes, but to all patients who require insulin therapy during their stay.”
Adventist Health System continuously strives to adopt best practices and enhance care delivery through innovation and technology. Glytec’s cloud-hosted eGMS® will contribute to the standardization of care for patients who undergo insulin therapy, whether in an intensive or critical care unit or on a medical-surgical floor. eGMS® centers on Glucommander™, an FDA-cleared insulin dosing solution that supports intravenous and subcutaneous therapy as well as transitions. eGMS® also includes hyperglycemia surveillance, glycemic status monitoring, robust analytics and reporting, and hospital-to-home planning.
“Diabetes and related illnesses affect so many people in communities across the country. Implementing this type of software solution will allow us to provide an elevated and more personalized care experience, and ultimately help improve the quality of life for people with diabetes,” said Damon Tanton, MD, medical director for clinical practice at the Florida Hospital Diabetes Institute.
Adventist Health System’s commitment to clinical excellence in diabetes care includes ongoing research and education carried out at the Florida Hospital Diabetes Institute, one of the country’s largest and most comprehensive diabetes and endocrine centers, located at Adventist Health System’s largest facility, Florida Hospital Orlando. In addition to utilizing eGMS®, Adventist Health System will collaborate with Glytec on new studies that examine the impacts of various glycemic management initiatives.
“We are excited by the opportunity to work with Adventist Health System and bring our eGlycemic Management System® to its facilities,” said Raymie McFarland, vice president of quality initiatives for Glytec. “We are going to hit the ground running with several new research projects, and will aim to contribute our learnings to better the health and wellness of patients with diabetes.”
*CDC National Diabetes Statistics Report, 2017; Diabetes Technology & Therapeutics, 2015; National Action Plan for Adverse Drug Event Prevention, 2015; The Diabetes Dilemma, Express Scripts, 2017.
Founded in 2006, Glytec is the pioneer and leader in diabetes therapy management software and medication optimization, enabling healthcare organizations to achieve best practices for glucose control. The company’s comprehensive eGlycemic Management System® (eGMS®) has been proven to dramatically reduce the drivers of cost and clinical variation, including hypoglycemia and hyperglycemia; A1C levels; adverse drug events; mortality; length of stay; unnecessary admissions, readmissions and ED visits; and patient discontinuation of insulin therapy. eGMS® centers on an FDA-cleared insulin dosing solution that supports personalized intravenous and subcutaneous therapy for adult and pediatric populations. Its efficacy and safety have been validated by more than 60 research studies. eGMS® integrates seamlessly with EMR and connected device systems for streamlined use across the entire continuum of care, including at-home, provider-directed care managed through telehealth, population health and other value-based programs. The company’s cloud-hosted software-as-a-service (SaaS) delivery model allows for rapid implementation and anytime, anywhere access. Glytec has offices in Waltham, Massachusetts and Greenville, South Carolina. For more information, visit www.glytecsystems.com.
About Adventist Health System
Adventist Health System is a faith-based health care organization headquartered in Altamonte Springs, Florida. A national leader in quality, safety and patient satisfaction, Adventist Health System’s more than 80,000 employees maintain a tradition of whole-person health by caring for the physical, emotional and spiritual needs of every patient. With 45 hospital campuses and more than 8,300 licensed beds in nine states, Adventist Health System facilities incorporate the latest technological advancements and clinical research to serve more than five million patients annually. The full continuum of integrated care also includes urgent care centers, home health and hospice agencies and skilled nursing facilities. Each Adventist Health System facility operates independently in delivering care and services to best meet the needs of the local communities they serve. While each entity is unique, all remain united in one mission of Extending the Healing Ministry of Christ. For more information, visit www.adventisthealthsystem.com.