LaTivia Carr, RN, MSN, NEA-BC, Vice President and Chief Nursing Officer at Riverside Healthcare, knew that there had to be a better way to manage her patients’ insulin needs than the standard paper protocol, and suspected that better clinical outcomes for patients would lead to better financial outcomes for the hospital. She also recognized that up until this point, the hospital hadn’t been taking advantage of technological innovations in the field. With this in mind, she had worked diligently alongside other members of the Riverside team to implement Glytec’s eGlycemic Management System® (eGMS) featuring Glucommander™.
And yet the journey had been difficult, with many voicing concerns along the way that implementing a new solution would take time and money that they just didn’t have – they were already stretched thin. Ultimately though, Riverside chose to roll out Glucommander and the results from their initial internal financial impact study were in. Had it been worth it? Carr couldn’t wait to find out.