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AdventHealth Waterman and Sentara Virginia Beach General Hospital showcased reductions in hypoglycemia and glycemic practice variation utilizing Glytec’s comprehensive systems approach to glucose management.
In partnership with clinical leaders from AdventHealth Waterman and Sentara Virginia Beach General Hospital, Glytec presented two storyboards at the IHI National Forum revealing significant quality and safety improvements for hospitalized patients receiving insulin therapy. On average, this population represents as many as one of every three patients admitted to a general ward and one of every two patients admitted to an intensive care unit. Both hospitals credit their collaboration with Glytec, including utilization of the company’s FDA-cleared decision support platform, eGlycemic Management System® (eGMS®), as well as the company’s highly-tailored quality improvement services.
Results of a nationwide survey indicate most hospitals do not employ best practices in glucose control, which leads to increased safety risks, higher readmission rates and significantly greater costs.
According to a recent survey, more than 75% of U.S. hospitals employ an outdated form of insulin therapy inconsistent with recommendations by the American Diabetes Association, American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists, Society of Hospital Medicine and other authoritative sources.
Georgia’s largest health system is heightening the safety and efficacy of insulin therapy across its network of hospitals.
Known nationally for innovative care models, WellStar Health System, in partnership with Glytec, is taking proactive measures to optimize glycemic management for hospitalized patients. The not-for-profit health system is expanding use of Glytec’s patented and FDA-cleared eGlycemic Management System® (eGMS®) beyond its two largest facilities, WellStar Kennestone Hospital and WellStar Atlanta Medical Center, to an additional eight facilities in the Greater Atlanta and surrounding area.
The not-for-profit community medical center is partnering with Glytec to facilitate standardization of best practices in diabetes therapy management.
With as many as half of critical care patients either diagnosed with diabetes or at risk of hyperglycemia while hospitalized, Northeast Georgia Medical Center, in partnership with Glytec, is taking advanced measures to optimize glycemic management and ensure the safety and efficacy of insulin therapy. “Our organization is steadfastly committed to clinical excellence in diabetes care and glycemic management,” says Dr. Suhel Patel, Medical Director and Chair, Inpatient Medicine, Northeast Georgia Physicians Group. “By adopting the Glytec suite of technologies and services, our patients will receive insulin therapy that is personalized to their individual needs and carefully designed to support their recovery and transitions of care.”
Results of a study by Drs. Guillermo Umpierrez and Jordan Messler observed markedly lower rates of hypoglycemia and hyperglycemia among critical care patients managed with Glytec’s eGlycemic Management System® versus usual care.
Delivering the highest quality care in accordance with best practice is a fundamental tenet of diabetes and glycemic management at Grady Hospital of Atlanta, Georgia, which is why in 2016, the academic medical center chose to standardize its approach and elevate both safety and efficacy by implementing Glytec’s eGlycemic Management System® (eGMS®) in its intensive care and step-down units. A retrospective analysis conducted by Drs. Guillermo Umpierrez and Jordan Messler, and presented at the American Diabetes Association 79th Scientific Sessions, observed that outcomes of patients managed with eGMS® were consistently superior to those managed with a standard protocol. Outcomes measured over a two-year period (December 2016 to December 2018) included incidence of hypoglycemia, incidence of hyperglycemia, target glucose attainment, and reduction in admission-to-discharge blood glucose.
The Wyoming, Michigan-based healthcare organization will partner with Glytec to provide patients an integrated model of technology-enabled glycemic management.
Known for high-quality, personalized care and award-winning services, Metro Health – University of Michigan Health is taking inpatient diabetes management to the next level. With a decades-long focus on ensuring glucose control is a top priority, the healthcare organization has selected Glytec’s eGlycemic Management System® (eGMS®) to advance the standardization of best practice. The software-as-a-medical-device eGMS® platform is both patented and FDA cleared.
A presentation at ATTD 2019 by renowned diabetologist and researcher, Dr. Bruce Bode, showcased superior clinical and financial outcomes with Glytec’s eGlycemic Management System® versus usual care across multiple studies.
In conclusion to his plenary session at the 12th International Conference on Advanced Technologies & Treatments for Diabetes (ATTD 2019), Dr. Bruce Bode delivered a call-to-action to an audience of his peers, espousing they do what is necessary to normalize glucose for all hospitalized patients (emphasis on ALL). He stressed that rates of hypoglycemia remain unacceptably high and use of sliding scale insulin continues to be prevalent despite abundant evidence denouncing it as unsafe and lacking efficacy. “Patients deserve better,” said Bode. With a clear focus on the solution to a decades-long problem of poor glucose control in hospitals, Bode described in detail the advantages of computerized decision support, highlighting data from multiple studies of Glytec’s FDA-cleared eGlycemic Management System® (eGMS®) that demonstrate consistently superior outcomes versus usual care, including significant reductions in hypoglycemia, 30-day readmissions and lengths of stay.
A diabetes webinar hosted by the American Hospital Association and sponsored by Glytec showcased why hypoglycemia prevention is imperative to the safety of patients and to the economics of healthcare delivery.
Featured speakers, Dr. Richard Pratley of Florida Hospital System and Dr. Steven Edelman of UC San Diego Health, recently delivered a unified message to several hundred senior healthcare professionals attending an American Hospital Association webinar: Hypoglycemia [low blood sugar] in the hospital is a major patient safety risk with significant clinical and financial implications. A case study presented by Pratley further revealed that insulin-managed patients who experience severe hypoglycemia, or blood sugar less than 40 mg/dL, have longer stays, higher readmission and mortality rates, and an overall cost of care $10,405 greater than patients whose blood sugar remains in the normal range.
The December 13, 2018 webinar is open to hospital and health system personnel nationwide and will feature Dr. Richard E. Pratley of Florida Hospital System and Dr. Steven V. Edelman of UC San Diego Health.
The population of hospitalized patients with diabetes is on the rise, as is the cost and intensity of their care. Glytec is partnering with the American Hospital Association to deliver a webinar that brings greater attention and awareness to reducing risks and improving safety for patients with diabetes.
The 14-hospital health system implements Glytec’s insulin therapy optimization solution and achieves rapid, broad-based adoption of basal-bolus best practice.
Novant Health has successfully partnered with Glytec to achieve best practice for insulin therapy in accordance with American Diabetes Association (ADA) and American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE) guidelines. Through a combination of Glytec’s FDA-cleared eGlycemic Management System® (eGMS®) and expert clinical change management program, Novant Health of Winston-Salem, North Carolina has now transitioned from manual, paper-based protocols for sliding-scale insulin therapy to fully integrated, computer-guided decision support for basal-bolus insulin therapy.
Nearly three dozen AHS acute care facilities are live with Glytec’s software for intravenous insulin optimization.
Adventist Health System (AHS), one of the largest faith-based health systems in the U.S., has successfully deployed the eGlycemic Management System® from Glytec. As a result, 33 AHS acute care facilities across seven states are now utilizing Glytec’s solution for intravenous insulin optimization.
The popular eBook showcases clinical and financial implications of hypoglycemia, a common occurrence among hospitalized patients that costs the average hospital $1.5 to $5.6 million a year, or more.
Hypoglycemia in the hospital is common, costly, extremely serious and largely preventable, but many c-suite and business office executives are unaware of what it is, why it occurs or the significant impact it has on patient safety, outcomes and economics. A new eBook from Glytec, offered free of charge at the company’s website, shines a light on critical concerns surrounding hypoglycemia and helps healthcare organizations understand how to mitigate risks and initiate optimal prevention strategies. Availability of the eBook is especially timely given the hypoglycemia quality measure currently under development by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS).
Duke University Health System has selected Glytec’s eGlycemic Management System® to elevate the quality and safety of care for patients with diabetes and others who require insulin therapy.
With national statistics indicating that one of every three hospitalized patients requires insulin therapy during their stay, administering the right dose at the right time in accordance with best practices is integral to safe, effective care and speedy recovery. By implementing Glytec’s FDA-cleared eGlycemic Management System® (eGMS®) for personalized medication optimization, Duke Regional Hospital of Durham, North Carolina is equipping its staff with a proven and highly efficient means to individualize and standardize insulin therapy. Among the key benefits of eGMS® are helping prevent hypoglycemia and hyperglycemia while also rapidly achieving and maintaining glycemic targets and reducing length of stay.
New Mexico’s only academic medical center will soon implement Glytec’s evidence-based eGlycemic Management System® for best practices in insulin therapy management.
University of New Mexico Hospital, already a distinguished leader in diabetes care, is partnering with Glytec to achieve the highest levels of quality and safety for hospitalized patients who require insulin therapy. Using Glytec’s eGlycemic Management System®, the Albuquerque-based academic medical center will not only introduce greater standardization and systemization around best practices in glycemic management, but will aim to realize the very significant goal of eliminating severe hypoglycemia.