In a new Becker’s Health IT & CIO Review article, “Taking flight: Adopting technology to improve inpatient glycemic management,” Monarch’s EVP and Chief Clinical Officer, Laurel Fuqua, compares the airlines industry to healthcare when it comes to safety. The safety of flying dramatically improved over the past 50 years because of the introduction of new technology and protocols. In comparison, hospital medical errors continue to remain one of the leading causes of death in the United States.
While healthcare has certainly benefited from the introduction of technology and new methods, adoption of such advancements doesn’t happen nearly as quickly as it should, and how we dose insulin in the inpatient setting is a prime example. In the article, Laurel describes the need to take advantage of a more advanced approach to insulin dosing utilizing an electronic glucose management system.