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.

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.

September 23, 2017

Glytec Moves Beyond Clinical Results to Touting Savings

The growing importance of quality ratings will put pressure on hospitals to meet ADA standards for insulin therapy without added manpower.

This June, Glytec came to the American Diabetes Association (ADA) Scientific Sessions with a new story to tell. In years past, Glytec came to ADA armed with data showing that eGMS, a cloud-based glycemic management decision support system, offered a superior way for hospitals to manage insulin therapy for patients. Company officials brought a new focus to the 77th Scientific Sessions in San Diego, California, saying that it’s not enough to offer better time in range. Glytec wants to show how its results translate into what matters most to payers – and a hospital’s bottom line.

August 16, 2017

Glytec Announces Fourth FDA 510(k) Clearance for Its Market-Leading Diabetes Therapy Management Software

The company’s eGlycemic Management System® featuring Glucommander™ has the broadest indications for use of any decision support solution for insulin titration.

The pioneer of diabetes therapy management software, Glytec announces its fourth FDA clearance, adding a broad array of capabilities to Glucommander™, the core of its patented eGlycemic Management System®. As the first company to receive FDA clearance for an insulin titration decision support solution — a milestone that occurred in 2006, the year it was founded — Glytec continues to lead this critically important and evolving category of technology-enabled medication optimization.

July 24, 2017

Robby Booth of Glytec Discusses the Importance of Data-Sharing Capabilities

Data-sharing capabilities are important for faster communications and results that can greatly benefit the patient, says Robby Booth, senior vice president of research and development at Glytec.

Over the past few months, there have been some announcements that we’ve made. We have a partnership now with AgaMatrix, which is a Bluetooth glucose meter, to be able to capture their data from the cloud. We have a partnership with Livongo, which is a cellular meter, so we can capture that data from their cloud; and we have a partnership with Telcare, which is also a cellular meter.

June 29, 2017

Glytec Receives Five Additional Patent Allowances for its Diabetes Therapy Management Software

Poised to address diabetes on a global scale, the company expands its intellectual property protections in the United States and abroad.

Glytec, the healthcare company behind a market-leading software solution for personalized diabetes therapy management, announces five new patent allowances for its eGlycemic Management System® (eGMS®), increasing the company’s portfolio to a total of 11 allowed or issued patents, with more than 50 pending.

June 21, 2017

With Glytec, Hospital Moves to Basal-Bolus Insulin, Saves $9.7 Million

The move to quality ratings will put more pressure on hospitals to find ways to improve the standard of care while cutting costs.

A decade ago, the American Diabetes Association (ADA) called for hospitals to shift from sliding scale to subcutaneous basal-bolus insulin therapy for non-critically ill patients, but change has been slow in coming. Fear of hypoglycemia and concerns that staff would not be able to keep up with dosing demands of basal-bolus kept hospitals from upgrading to the standard of care.

June 7, 2017

Case Studies Presented at Diabetes Technology Society Conference Highlight Millions in Hospital Cost Savings with Improved Glucose Control

One study presented at the International Hospital Diabetes Meeting observed first-year cost savings of nearly $7.5 million stemming from adoption of best practice for insulin therapy.

A series of studies and presentations included in the 6th International Hospital Diabetes Meeting highlighted the high cost of poor glucose management, and in particular, severe hypoglycemia (< 40 mg/dL) in the acute care setting. With thirty to forty percent of ALL hospitalized patients requiring insulin therapy, not just those with diabetes, the common problem of insulin mismanagement has significant impact on care quality, patient safety and patient experience, as well as cost and value.

May 8, 2017

Improving Quality of Care with Electronic Glycemic Management System

At AACE 2017, Jagdeesh Ullal, MD, MS, Eastern Virginia Medical School discussed data from his team’s study that assessed the efficacy of an electronic glycemic management system (eGlycemic Management System) in controlling blood sugars in the hospital setting. 

The study was conducted at Wake Forest, but the data was collected across 9 hospitals including about 1600 patients. Ullal explained that patients with diabetes come to the hospital often have high levels of blood sugar. “In our study, the patients, on average, had blood sugar levels of 200 when they came in, and over the course of their stay, their blood sugars were brought back to the normal range (140-180). We were able to achieve that with the eGlycemic Management System software that has also been proven in various other aspects of glucose management in the hospital.”

May 4, 2017

Study Shows Computer-Guided Insulin Titration Enables Basal Bolus Standard of Care

New research presented at the AACE 26th Annual Congress further validates that use of Glytec’s eGlycemic Management System® eliminates barriers to adoption of basal bolus insulin and produces superior patient outcomes.

A multi-center post-hoc analysis presented at the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE) 26th Annual Scientific & Clinical Congress by Drs. Jagdeesh Ullal and Joseph Aloi demonstrates that Glytec’s eGlycemic Management System® (eGMS®) enables hospitals to achieve the basal bolus standard of care for subcutaneous insulin therapy with extraordinary efficiency and superior patient outcomes. The new research study, entitled ‘AUTO Study, AUtomatic Titration tO Target: Subcutaneous Basal Bolus Insulin Management Using eGMS in the Non-ICU Setting,’ observed a 19% reduction in average daily blood glucose between admission and discharge — with 0.00% severe hypoglycemia < 40 mg/dL -- while achieving the prescribed target blood glucose of 140-180 mg/dL at all mealtime and bedtime intervals.

April 26, 2017

Research Study from Emory University Observes $3,654 Per Patient Cost Savings for CABG Surgery

Drs. Umpierrez and Cardona publish economic and clinical results of the GLUCO-CABG trial, leveraging Glytec’s Glucommander™ for personalized insulin dosing.

A study from Emory University published in the April 2017 issue of Journal of Diabetes and Its Complications (Cardona, et al. 2017) observes a near-20% reduction in perioperative complications, a 1.2-day reduction in ICU stay and a $3,654 reduction in per-patient hospitalization costs for coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery. The reported outcomes, which included no severe hypoglycemia less than 40 mg/dL, were derived from an intensive glycemic control protocol supported by Glytec’s Glucommander™ for personalized insulin dosing.

March 10, 2017

Taking Insulin e-Therapy to Heart

Cardiovascular (CVD) patients receiving personalized insulin therapy using a software-based hyperglycemia management program had dramatically fewer hospital readmissions than those given standard care, according to two studies from Mountain States Health Alliance health care system.

The retrospective studies focused on readmission rates for three patient populations admitted for CVD indications between January and December 2015. The results showed that compared with patients treated with standard care, coronary artery bypass graft patients were readmitted 68% less often with the software program; congestive heart failure patients were readmitted 65% less often; and acute myocardial infarction patients were readmitted 36% less often, the investigators reported at the 2016 Annual Diabetes Technology Meeting.

February 16, 2017

New Research Further Validates Benefits of Personalized Diabetes Therapy Management Across the Continuum of Care

Two studies presented at the International Conference on Advanced Technologies & Treatments for Diabetes offer additional evidence of how Glytec’s disruptive technologies achieve dramatic and sustained impact on glucose control.

The 10th Annual International Conference on Advanced Technologies & Treatments for Diabetes (ATTD 2017) showcases additional evidence that use of Glytec’s patented eGlycemic Management System®, or eGMS®, leads to dramatic improvements in diabetes control and patient outcomes in both acute and outpatient settings. Two studies presented by diabetologist and researcher, Dr. Bruce Bode, find that personalized therapy management facilitated through Glytec’s eGMS® effectively reduces hemoglobin A1C, incidence of hypoglycemia and time to prescribed glucose target, all primary measures of diabetes control and patient outcomes.

February 7, 2017

Novant Health Partners with Glytec to Advance Leadership Position in Patient-Centered Diabetes Care

Glytec’s solution will enable the 14-hospital health system to achieve best practice, reduce variability and standardize care for patients with diabetes.

Becoming a national leader in diabetes care is a commitment Novant Health, headquartered in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, will advance through a new partnership with Glytec. The company’s patented eGlycemic Management System® (eGMS®) will be a focal point of the health system’s diabetes service line, offering clinicians a comprehensive set of tools, technologies and processes proven to achieve full adoption of basal-bolus insulin therapy, the standard of care and best practice endorsed by the American Diabetes Association (ADA) and American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE).

January 27, 2017

Diabetes Management Software from Glytec Automates Insulin Dosing Support

Glytec’s cloud-based software system provides personalized therapy and management for acute diabetes and hypoglycemia patients to help providers meet goals for value-based care.

Each month, the editors at SearchHealthIT recognize an innovative software, service or technology approach. Glytec’s diabetes management software system is our January 2017 selection.

January 25, 2017

Grady Health System Improves Diabetes Care With Glytec’s eGlycemic Management System

Glytec’s system for personalized diabetes therapy management translates to better quality of care at Atlanta’s Grady Health System.

In its quest to ensure high quality care for critically ill patients, Atlanta’s Grady Health System has implemented the evidence-based Glytec eGlycemic Management System® (eGMS®), a personalized diabetes therapy management solution.

December 20, 2016

Digital Insulin Management Cuts Hospital Readmissions for CV Patients

The findings come as CMS targets cardiac procedures in both its hospital readmission reduction program and in a bundled payment model set to take effect July 1, 2017.

Glytec, which has FDA clearance for a cloud-based system to manage insulin dosing, selected MSHA as a research site for its electronic glucose management system, or eGMS. According to the studies Parsons and Mumpower presented in November at the Diabetes Technology Meeting showcase, eGMS produced sharp drops in readmission rates in 3 areas of cardiac care.

December 15, 2016

Glytec Grows its Patent Portfolio with Another Notice of Allowance for its Precision Diabetes Management Technologies

This latest notice of allowance from the United States Patent and Trademark Office deepens Glytec’s intellectual property protections and further validates its leadership stature in the healthcare market.

Glytec today announces another notice of allowance from the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) for its eGlycemic Management System® (eGMS®), a modularized software-as-a-service solution used by hospitals and health systems for personalized insulin dosing, enterprise glucose surveillance, performance-driven analytics, and more. This latest notice comes on the heels of three others received this past September — adding to U.S. Patent 9,233,204 and U.S. Patent 9,171,343 — bringing the total number of patents held by Glytec to six, with more than 50 U.S. and international patents pending.

November 14, 2016

Dramatic Readmission Reductions for CABG, CHF and AMI Attributed to Glytec’s eGlycemic Management System

Two studies presented at the 16th Annual Diabetes Technology Meeting showcase readmission reductions as high as 68% with Glytec’s solution.

Two new studies presented at last week’s Diabetes Technology Meeting further validate the ability of Glytec’s eGlycemic Management System® (eGMS®) to achieve dramatic readmission reductions for patient populations at the center of new at-risk and value-based reimbursement models, including the CMS Hospital Readmission Reduction Program (HRRP) and impending bundled payment for coronary artery bypass graft surgery (CABG).

October 11, 2016

Study Conducted at Fred Hutch Shows Transplant Patients Benefit from Glytec’s System for Computer-Guided Glucose Management

Study shows hospitalized transplant patients achieve and sustain improved glucose levels when managed on Glucommander from Glytec.

As a pioneer in technology for glycemic management, Glytec is pleased to share the results of a recent study conducted at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle, Washington. The prospective study, led by Cora Espina Erickson, ARNP, CWCN and published by Bone Marrow Transplantation,1 demonstrates that stringent glucose control among allogeneic hematopoietic cell transplantation (HCT) patients is feasible using Glucommander(TM), the computer-guided glucose management system from Glytec.

October 6, 2016

Glytec Named Fierce Innovation Awards Finalist, Healthcare Edition, for Precision Diabetes Management Solution

The awards competition shines a light on the company’s patented eGlycemic Management System®, or eGMS®.

FierceMarkets, the publisher of FierceHealthcare, FierceHealthIT and FierceHealthPayer, has named Glytec a finalist in the 2016 annual Healthcare Edition of its Fierce Innovation Awards program. One of the primary goals of the program is, ‘To identify and reward the fiercest, most evolutionary technologies and services that can transform healthcare delivery and operational success.’