September 30, 2016

Hawaii Pacific Health Receives 2016 HIMSS Enterprise Davies Award Based in Part on Success With Glytec’s eGMS®

Our client, Hawaii Pacific Health, was named a HIMSS Enterprise Davies Award recipient based in part on its success implementing Glytec’s eGlycemic Management System® to support computer-based insulin dosing and a new hypoglycemia protocol.

The results were better glucose control with computer-directed insulin dosing system versus usual care. 39.8% of all glucose values in the ICU setting were above the recommended limit (glucose 180 mg/dl) with usual care. With computer-directed insulin dosing system for intravenous insulin, the hyperglycemia rate was much lower representing just 16.6% of all glucose values.

July 8, 2016

Reduced Inpatient Hypoglycemia With Electronic Glycemic Management System

An electronic glycemic management system (eGMS) may help lower rates of hypoglycemia and lower average blood glucose levels in hospitalized patients compared with usual care, according to a new study.

The aim of this study was to compare hypoglycemia rates in patients managed with an eGMS compared with patients managed by usual care. In this current study, there were 45,335 patients treated with usual care and 13,351 patients treated with eGMS. The target blood glucose was pegged at 100 mg/dL to 180 mg/dL. The researchers evaluated how many patients experiencing mild to moderate hypoglycemia (<70 mg/dL, <60 mg/dL, and <50 mg/dL) and severe hypoglycemia (<40 mg/dL) in the eGMS group compared with the usual care group.

July 2, 2016

Electronics Said to Reduce Hypoglycemic Events

New data presented at AACE shows hypoglycemic events are less likely in patients with diabetes treated with an electronic glycemic management system.

In an interview, Joseph Aloi, MD, section chief of endocrinology and metabolism at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, told Diabetes in Control that, “Patients who were treated with the [electronic glycemic management system] had a statistically lower incidence of hypoglycemic events and lower average blood glucose compared with [usual care], suggesting it may be easier to achieve glycemic targets safely for patients in the hospital setting.

June 20, 2016

Glytec Presents Evidence on How Using Data to Deliver Insulin Improves Outcomes

Using an algorithm to recommend insulin dosing, both in and out of the hospital, was shown to improve glycemic control and aid population health management.

The march toward value-based care is occurring on many fronts, with diabetes quality metrics front and center. Providers from giant hospital systems to primary care practices are looking for ways to find savings—and make patients healthier. In this mix is Glytec, a 10-year-old company founded on the idea that taking guesswork and time out of insulin dosing, first in hospital settings and then outside them, could dramatically reduce episodes of hypo- and hyperglycemia. This would provide savings and lead to better glycated hemoglobin (A1C) levels for patients with previously uncontrolled diabetes.

June 16, 2016

Electronic Glycemic Management System Reduces Hypoglycemic Event Rate

Hypoglycemic events are less likely in inpatients with diabetes treated with an electronic glycemic management system compared with usual care, according to data presented here.

“Patients who were treated with the [electronic glycemic management system] had a statistically lower incidence of hypoglycemic events and lower average blood glucose compared with [usual care], suggesting it may be easier to achieve glycemic targets safely for patient in the hospital setting,” Joseph Aloi, MD, section chief of endocrinology and metabolism at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, told Endocrine Today.

Glytec’s Glucommander and eGlycemic Management System Featured in Five Studies Presented at The American Diabetes Association’s 76th Scientific Sessions

Wide range of studies further demonstrates significant impact in the emergency department, hospital and outpatient settings.

Glytec, the pioneer and leader in providing innovative, FDA-cleared glucose management software solutions, today announced that the company has presented five abstracts addressing a range of issues related to diabetes care at the American Diabetes Association’s 76th Scientific Sessions in New Orleans, Louisiana, June 10-14, 2016. The American Diabetes Association (ADA) brings together global leaders to discuss advancements in diabetes research and care.

June 1, 2016

Glytec Presents Key Studies at the AACE 25th Annual Scientific and Clinical Congress

Experts demonstrate the ability of automated glucose management to significantly reduce rates of hypoglycemia and DKA.

Glytec, the pioneer and leader in providing innovative, FDA cleared glucose management software solutions, today announced that two abstracts addressing the approach to care for patients suffering from hypoglycemia and diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) were presented at the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE) 25th Annual Scientific and Clinical Congress, held from May 25-29th in Orlando, Florida.

May 31, 2016

Computer Algorithms Managing Insulin Dosages Result in Better Glycemic Control

When insulin dosages are calculated using computer algorithms to reach target blood glucose levels, hospitalized patients are less likely to have episodes of low blood sugar and recover sooner from diabetic ketoacidosis than when insulin dosages are calculated without an algorithm.

Those were key findings from two multisite studies presented at the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists meeting, held May 25-29 in Orlando, Florida. “Computer algorithms facilitate doing the right thing,” said Dr. Joseph A. Aloi, professor of endocrinology and metabolism at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, and the studies’ principal investigator.

May 16, 2016

Orange Regional Medical Center Receives HIMSS Stage 7 Award Based Largely on Glytec’s Insulin Decision Support Solution

Our client, Orange Regional Medical Center, received a HIMSS Analytics Stage 7 Award based largely on its success implementing Glytec’s eGlycemic Management System® to support computer-based precision insulin dosing.

HIMSS Analytics® awarded Orange Regional Medical Center (ORMC), in Middletown, N.Y., with a Stage 7 Award. The award represents ORMC’s attainment of the highest level on the Electronic Medical Record Adoption Model (EMRAM)℠.

October 5, 2015

Study: Insulin Dosing Platform Helped Reduce Post-Cardiac Surgery Complications

Intensive insulin therapy, with the help of a patient-specific IV insulin dosing platform, helped reduce post-cardiac surgery complications, according to a new study from Emory University.

A total of 302 patients were looked at after coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery. Results demonstrated that providing more precise insulin dosing via the Glucommander IV led to improved glycemic control and a significant reduction in the rate of hypoglycemia, which is a common side effect of intensive insulin therapy in patients undergoing cardiac surgery.

September 29, 2015

New Study Demonstrates That Improvements in Glucose Control Reduced Complications After Heart Surgery

Study from Emory University published in Diabetes Care leverages Glytec’s Glucommander IV platform to evaluate the optimal level of glycemic control needed to improve outcomes.

Glytec, the pioneer and leader in providing innovative glucose management software solutions central to effective diabetes management, is pleased to share the results of the GLUCO-CABG trial conducted by Emory University, which demonstrated intensive insulin therapy resulted in a reduction in post cardiac surgery complications. Hyperglycemia is common in patients undergoing cardiac surgery, reported in 60-90 percent of patients with a known history of diabetes and in more than half of patients without diabetes.

June 8, 2015

Glytec Presents Several Research Studies at the ADA 75th Scientific Sessions

Data continue to validate the benefits of standardized glycemic management through computerized decision support for both IV and subcutaneous insulin dosing.

Glytec, the pioneer and leader in providing innovative, FDA-cleared glucose management software solutions central to effective diabetes management, today announced that several abstracts featuring the company’s eGlycemic Management Solution® (eGMS®) have been selected as poster presentations at the American Diabetes Association 75th Scientific Sessions. The 75th Scientific Sessions, taking place from June 5-9th in Boston, are the premier venue for exchanging news and showcasing innovation to the diabetes community.

June 4, 2015

37 More Hospitals Elect to Strengthen Their Diabetes Management Programs with Glytec

Company continues dramatic growth driven by its unprecedented, proven results.

Glytec, the pioneer and leader in providing innovative, FDA-cleared glucose management software solutions central to effective diabetes management, announces 13 additional health systems across the U.S. have recently selected the company’s eGlycemic Management System® (eGMS®). Collectively, they represent 37 new hospital implementations. eGMS® enables providers, payers, and patients to control glucose levels, and combat the well-documented, spiraling complications and costs associated with diabetes and hyperglycemia.

May 7, 2015

Studies Provide Additional Validation of the Benefits of Automated Glucose Management for Both IV and SubQ Insulin Dosing

Wide range of studies further demonstrates significant impact in the emergency department, hospital and outpatient settings.

Glytec, the pioneer and leader in providing innovative, FDA-cleared glucose management software solutions central to effective diabetes management, today announced that several abstracts featuring the company’s eGlycemic Management Solution® (eGMS®) have been selected as poster presentations at the International Hospital Diabetes Meeting (IHDM), taking place from May 8-9th in San Francisco. Hosted by the Diabetes Technology Society, the fifth annual IHDM conference will showcase the optimal use of future and current technologies for people with diabetes in both critical and non-critical care settings.

October 9, 2014

Woodridge Seeing Great Glycemic Results from Using Glucommander

As part of Mountain States’ Corporate Glycemic Initiative, they implemented Glucommander, a computerized insulin dosing software, to get a better handle on patient glucose levels.

The Mountain States psychiatric facility invariably has patients who need their blood sugar monitored, but people at Woodridge aren’t in the same clinically controlled environment as patients in most hospitals. They aren’t bed-bound with an IV in their arm, and nobody monitors exactly what, when and how much they eat. Thus, it’s harder to control their blood sugar levels.

September 30, 2014

These Algorithms Reduce Readmissions

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.

May 28, 2014

Glucose Management System Improves Standard of Care at Sentara

Hospitals have often had trouble managing patients with hyperglycemia and hypoglycemia. To help remedy that problem, Sentara Healthcare has ushered in a new standard of care in glucose management.

In 2008, Sentara saw several of its patients die due to poor management of their diabetes. There were several devastating events of prolonged hypoglycemia that resulted in permanent brain damage for patients, says Paul Chidester, M.D., vice president of medical affairs at the Va.-based Sentara Norfolk General Hospital within the health system. Sentara had reached a point when it knew it needed to do something to improve the care of its diabetes patients. “We sort of tolerated poor control of hyperglycemia and viewed episodes of hypoglycemia as a rite of passage of being in the hospital,” Chidester admits. [We said] poor control happens, just live with it. We then realized the negative impact that had on our patients, and decided that it had to change.”

May 16, 2014

E-Check of Sugar Aids in Inpatient Hypoglycemia Control

Electronic monitoring of blood sugar levels may diminish hypoglycemia and reduce length of stay in hospitalized diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) patients, researchers reported here.

In one study, patients monitored with the Glucommander system reduced episodes of hypoglycemia by 56%, Joseph Aloi, MD, director of the Strelitz Diabetes Center at Eastern Virginia Medical School in Norfolk, and colleagues reported at the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists meeting here. In a second study, they showed that the same system reduced the overall hospital length of stay by nearly 2 1/2 days in patients with diabetic ketoacidosis.

May 13, 2014

Eastern Virginia Medical School Study Indicates Major Glycemic Improvement in Subcutaneous Basal Bolus Insulin Delivery Using eGlycemic Management System

Poster presented during AACE shows improved outcomes using Glytec’s subcutaneous insulin dosing solution versus traditional basal bolus insulin therapy.

Glytec, a clinical information technology company solely dedicated to the mission of improving insulin management and glycemic control, is pleased to share the results of a late-breaking poster that was presented at the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE) 23rd Annual Scientific and Clinical Congress. The poster is based on results experienced by Sentara Healthcare during the first 30 days after using Glytec’s Glucommander™ SubQ to manage subcutaneous Basal Bolus Insulin (BBI) therapy. The poster was presented by Joseph Aloi, MD, clinical director of the Strelitz Diabetes Center at Eastern Virginia Medical School, during the Congress’s general poster session.

May 7, 2014

Sentara Healthcare Ushers in a New Standard of Care in Glucose Management

Leading hospital system achieves dramatic reductions in occurrences of hyperglycemia and hypoglycemia, reduces length of stay.

Sentara Healthcare, a 12-hospital, not-for-profit health system serving Virginia and northeastern North Carolina, widely recognized for clinical excellence and IT innovation, today announced that they have achieved dramatic improvements in inpatient glucose management through the utilization of the eGlycemic Management System® (eGMS®), developed by Glytec.