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Founded in 2006, Glytec™ is a rapidly growing clinical information technology company solely dedicated to the mission of improving insulin management and glycemic control. The eGlycemic Management System™ (eGMS™) enables hospitals and healthcare systems to significantly reduce the frequency, risks and costs of hyperglycemia and hypoglycemia and offer superior care to their diabetic and surgical patients. Improvements in glycemic control are proven to reduce rates of infection, length-of-stay, readmissions and point-of-care testing.
With the considerable input of clients, thought leaders and the general healthcare community, Glytec’s solution has evolved dramatically over its eight year history; from the very first of its kind, computerized IV insulin dosing tool to the very first and only comprehensive, integrated glycemic management and surveillance system. The eGMS includes the only suite of FDA-cleared, computerized, predictive dosing algorithms for IV, subcutaneous and pediatric dosing: Glucommander IV™ (FDA clearance 2006), Glucommander SubQ™ (FDA clearance 2010) and Glucommander Pediatrics™ (FDA clearance 2012).
The breadth and depth of the Glucommander Suite™ allows hospitals to standardize its approach across all areas of the hospital and reduce clinical variability. The cloud-based system seamlessly integrates with leading electronic medical records (EMR), improving access, workflow, nursing efficiency and care team coordination. Also included in the eGMS are advanced clinical and business intelligence analytics and real-time surveillance capabilities. The system not only provides front line clinicians greater safety, efficacy and assurance in administering insulin therapy (one of the most prevalent sources of adverse drug events and thus a common source of anxiety for most nurses) but also allows clinicians to identify patients that are in need of therapy sooner.
Today, nearly 40% of patients admitted to acute care hospitals in the U.S. experience either hyperglycemia or hypoglycemia, both serious medical conditions. Many of these patients have diabetes while others have fluctuating blood sugars due to trauma, drug reactions, stress and other factors. Absent a computerized algorithm, nurses and doctors managing these patients are required to manually calculate insulin doses using complex paper protocols.
This manual process can compromise clinical outcomes and even result in patient safety issues. Nursing leadership and clinicians often describe "protocol fatigue" and variable compliance as common issues. Many institutions employ multiple and conflicting protocols. Associated nursing and physician workflow inefficiencies can add to operating costs as well as employee satisfaction issues. More advanced efforts involving electronic order sets and even homegrown insulin dosing calculators on the part of some hospitals most often create only marginal gains that are hard to sustain.
In their Consensus Statement on Inpatient Glycemic Control, the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE) and the American Diabetes Association (ADA) agree, "The complexity of inpatient glycemic management necessitates a systems approach that facilitates safe practices and reduces the risk for errors."
The eGlycemic Management System™
Glytec's systems approach centers on physician-directed, computerized algorithms for safe and effective glycemic management throughout the hospital. Glucommander IV, SubQ and Pediatrics are integrated with your EMR and easy-to-use, point of care technologies, offering industry leading functionality and unparalleled patient treatment options. Unlike other solutions, which are limited to treating only adult patients on IV insulin (some 15-20% of inpatients requiring insulin), Glytec's Glucommander Suite provides a solution for all types of insulin therapy in your healthcare setting.
The eGlycemic Management System™ (eGMS) is cloud-based and offered in a SaaS model, which means capital outlay is minimal and time-to-value rapid. Powerful analytics complete the offering, with charts, graphs and patient alerts to closely monitor patient-by-patient and/or area-by-area glycemic care performance and outcomes. Glytec takes a consultative approach in developing a plan for improved glycemic management, employing physicians, nurses, and IT professionals that work directly with key members of your clinical, IT and quality staff to evaluate your current practice(s), assess your IT environment and clinical workflow.