MARCH 3, 2020 Glytec and AdventHealth Highlight the Broad Impact of Electronic Glycemic Management at HIMSS 2020 As One-Third of Patients Experience Increased Hospital Stays, Readmissions and Costs Due to Hypoglycemia and Hyperglycemia, eGMS Improves Outcomes and Quality of Care WALTHAM, MASS. (March 3, 2020) – Glytec, the only provider of insulin management software across the continuum of care, today …
Glytec, the pioneer of digital therapeutics, has hired an expert team of clinicians to help clients drive and sustain full adoption of best practices in glycemic management.
Hospitals and health systems looking to establish brand dominance, competitive distinction and clinical excellence in diabetes care can turn to a team of experts at Glytec dedicated to helping facilitate full adoption of best practices.
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.
According to new data from a quality improvement study, patients with diabetes experienced no diabetes-related readmissions, urgent care visits, or emergency department visits within 30 days of hospital discharge when their healthcare providers used Glytec’s eGlycemic Management System to guide insulin regimens prescribed at discharge.
Researchers at Eastern Virginia Medical School conducted the study and presented their findings earlier this month at the 17th Annual Diabetes Technology Meeting in Bethesda, Maryland.
New data presented at the 17th Annual Diabetes Technology Meeting observed no diabetes-related readmissions, urgent care visits or emergency department visits within 30 days of hospital discharge when using Glytec’s software.
A prospective quality improvement study led by Eastern Virginia Medical School and presented at the 17th Annual Diabetes Technology Meeting highlights the importance of properly managing transitions of care for patients with diabetes. The study observed that when providers used the Hospital-to-Home (H2H®) module of Glytec’s eGlycemic Management System® to guide insulin regimens prescribed at discharge, patients had no diabetes-related readmissions, urgent care visits or emergency department visits within the first 30 days.
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.
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.
By identifying patients who needed blood glucose control treatment sooner, readmission costs were significantly reduced.
In a recent study, a health system in Tennessee with 13 hospitals started using eGMS with cardiac patients. The results were impressive. Hospital readmissions for heart attack patients were reduced by more than one third. And the readmission rate for patients with bypass surgery or congestive heart failure was reduced by about two thirds.
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).
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.
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.