A Nurse’s Introduction to Glytec’s eGMS
Glycemic management can be a major source of stress for nurses. Manually calculating insulin doses, calling physicians to verify or adjust titration, copying information from paper protocols into the EMR — they all take time away from the patient.
The risks to patient safety are also high when using a high-alert medication like insulin: transcription errors, stacked doses, incorrect doses or not accounting for other medications’ impact2 can cause major complications like hypoglycemia or prolonged hyperglycemia.
Glytec’s eGlycemic Management System (eGMS) replaces paper protocols, simple computerized calculators or protocols and sliding-scale insulin with standard-of-care methodologies for IV and SubQ insulin titration. Deep EMR integrations leverage patient data thus freeing nurses from double documentation or manually calculating insulin doses.
Glucommander™, our FDA-cleared software, delivers personalized, real-time insulin dosing recommendations at the point of care. eGMS has a suite of modules that unites teams around glycemic management and also enables BG check reminders and automated alerts for patients at risk of hypoglycemia and hyperglycemia, which extends nursing capabilities.
Results from real hospitals using Glytec’s eGMS
62.6% reduction in preventable hypoglycemia-related adverse drug events.6
10 hours reduction in average time to target blood glucose.3
Time savings up to 72 minutes per nurse per patient receiving IV insulin.4
99.8% reduction in frequency of severe hypoglycemia.5
Glytec’s comprehensive eGlycemic Management System supports safe and effective glycemic management throughout the continuum of care. Here’s how it works:
Glucommander: Our algorithm-driven insulin dosing decision support software sits at the core of eGMS. Glucommander is FDA-cleared and approved for use in IV, SubQ and outpatient settings for both adult and pediatric patients.
SmartClick: eGMS integrates directly with the EMR to support one-click access, reduce redundant data entry, reduce transcription errors and improve workflow efficiency for providers.
GlucoMetrics: eGMS provides insights into organizational glycemic management performance by tracking KPIs like incidence of hyperglycemia and hypoglycemia, time to target, patient utilization and more.
GlucoView: Providers can use eGMS to view a dashboard of glycemic status indicators for all patients in a unit, helping nurses track last BG test results and current infusion rates and see precisely when the next check is due.
GlucoSurveillance: eGMS interfaces with laboratory information systems to continuously analyze patient blood glucose values of patients not using Glucommander and alert staff about at-risk patients.
GlyCloud: eGMS is hosted in the cloud, which means it can be installed, configured and updated remotely. Your data is secured at a HIPAA-compliant data center.
Our common goal: improving care for patients requiring insulin.
As the pioneer in data-driven glycemic management software, Glytec’s mission is to improve the lives of patients managing glycemic issues, and those who administer their care, by optimizing insulin therapy. We’ve been singularly focused on this goal since our founding in 2006.
That means creating technology that prioritizes patient safety and guides providers through best practice workflows. We are committed to making our software as intuitive and easy to use as possible, and provide full training and support for nurses to guide practice change not just at implementation, but in a continued partnership that continues to evolve throughout our relationship.
Let’s get started: we can provide guidance for winning buy-in, evidence for your presentations and support with the purchase and post-purchase processes.
- 80+ studies with clinical evidence showing efficacy of eGMS: https://glytecsystems.com/evidence/
- Institute for Safe Medication Practices. High-Alert Medications in Acute Care Settings. July 2014. https://www.ismp. org/recommendations/high-alert-medications-acute-list.
- Comparative Effectiveness of a Computerized Algorithm Versus a Physician Instituted Protocol to Manage Insulin Infusions After Cardiac Surgery. Clinical Medicine & Research, Apr 2014.
- New Interfaces for eGlycemic Management System Save Nursing Time and Improve Patient Outcomes: Time and Motion Nursing Study. American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists Scientific & Clinical Congress, May 2014.
- Risk of Hypoglycemia During Insulin Infusion Directed by Paper Protocol Versus Electronic Glycemic Management System in Critically Ill Patients at a Large Academic Medical Center. Journal of Diabetes Science and Technology, Jan 2018.
- Dudley D, Gaines M. Use of Technology Reduces Incidence of Hypoglycemia-Related Adverse Drug Events Among Patients Requiring Insulin Therapy While Hospitalized. DTS Virtual Poster Meeting. June 18, 2020.