Using glycemic management software that integrates with its EHR system, a Virginia hospital system has achieved a 79% improvement over the national average for hyperglycemia rates.
Doctors and nurses following the standard of care in hospitals aren’t just paying more attention to analytics. These days, the algorithm can be the cornerstone of superior care. Consider the tricky process of controlling the glycemic levels of patients with diabetes. At eight-hospital, Virginia-based Sentara Healthcare, this translates into a 79% improvement over the national average for hyperglycemia rates. These hospitals have achieved an overall hypoglycemia rate of 0.83 percent, which hospital officials says is a remarkable blended rate for IV and subcutaneous insulin therapy.