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Metro Health – University of Michigan Health to Use Glytec’s Software for Inpatient Diabetes Care

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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.

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“Our IT, clinical and administrative leaders work hand in hand to evaluate and select technology solutions that not only improve the quality and safety of patient care, but also improve processes and efficiencies for the clinicians who provide that care,” says J. Joshua Wilda, Executive Vice President, Chief Information Officer and Interim Chief Operating Officer for Metro Health – University of Michigan Health. “We feel that Glytec’s eGMS® meets these criteria, and the business case for clinical and financial improvement is compelling.” (Photo: Business Wire)

“We’ve been using an intravenous insulin dosing tool in our critical
care units for a number of years,” says Dr.
Ronald Grifka
, Chief Medical Officer for Metro Health – University
of Michigan Health. “Partnering with Glytec
will allow us to support our patients and clinicians in a more
comprehensive manner, with integrated solutions that address all areas
of care, including subcutaneous basal-bolus insulin on the inpatient
floors, where 90 percent of all insulin is administered.”

Approximately 30 to 40 percent of patients require insulin therapy
during hospitalization, either because they have diabetes or their blood
sugar becomes elevated due to the stresses of surgery or other acute
conditions. Glytec’s solution will equip clinical care teams at Metro
Health – University of Michigan Health with evidence-based,
technology-enabled decision support to ensure both intravenous and
subcutaneous insulin therapy are managed safely and effectively,
according to standards established by the American
Diabetes Association
and American
Association of Clinical Endocrinologists
. The company will also
provide a suite of expert professional services designed to help
facilitate and support clinical practice change and ongoing quality
improvement.

“With Glytec’s solution, we are positioning ourselves to achieve best
practice for all patients. No matter what Metro floor or unit they’re
treated on, no matter which of our clinicians is caring for them, every
patient will receive the same level of excellent care,” says Grifka. “We
will deliver personalized insulin therapy that is responsive to a
patient’s changing needs, and dose adjustments will be made in a very
timely and precise manner. This includes transitions from intravenous to
subcutaneous insulin therapy — when patients are transferred from
critical care units to step-down or medical-surgical units — as well as
transitions from hospital to home. These measures will help reduce both
length of stay and readmissions, consistent with many published studies
of the eGMS® platform.”

Glytec’s proprietary SmartClick® technology for
interoperability will give clinical care teams at Metro Health –
University of Michigan Health ready access to eGMS® from
within the Epic electronic medical record. Other eGMS®
modules, such as GlucoSurveillance®, GlucoView®
and GlucoMetrics®, will provide hyperglycemia surveillance,
glycemic status monitoring, robust analytics, reporting and more.

“Our IT, clinical and administrative leaders work hand in hand to
evaluate and select technology solutions that not only improve the
quality and safety of patient care, but also improve processes and
efficiencies for the clinicians who provide that care,” says J.
Joshua Wilda
, Executive Vice President, Chief Information Officer
and Interim Chief Operating Officer for Metro Health – University of
Michigan Health. “We feel that Glytec’s eGMS® meets these
criteria, and the business case for clinical and financial improvement
is compelling.”

About Glytec

Founded in 2006, Glytec is the pioneer of digital therapeutics,
improving the lives of people with diabetes by making insulin a more
effective and accessible option for millions unable to achieve their
treatment goals. The company’s patented eGlycemic Management System®
is the only FDA-cleared software-as-a-medical-device (SaMD) platform to
enable the mass personalization of insulin across the continuum of care:
inpatient, outpatient and virtual settings alike. Glytec offers several
comprehensive programs combining evidence-based decision support
technologies with expert professional services proven to aid providers
in achieving best practices and standardization while reducing
hyperglycemia, hypoglycemia, A1C, readmissions, length of stay and cost.
The company has offices in Waltham, Massachusetts and Greenville, South
Carolina. For more information visit www.glytecsystems.com.