EndoTool from Monarch Medical Technologies Reduces Hypoglycemia Rates and Controls Blood Glucose Levels
CHARLOTTE, N.C – June 10, 2016 – Vidant Medical Center, the flagship hospital for Vidant Health in Greenville, NC, is proud to present their poster demonstrating marked improvement in quality of care with patients being treated on EndoTool Glucose Management System. The poster titled “Use of a Computer-Guided Glucose Management System to Improve Glycemic Control and Address National Quality Measures: A 7-Year Retrospective Observational Study at a Tertiary Care Teaching Hospital” will be presented on June 10, 2016 through June 14, 2016 at the 76th Scientific Sessions of the American Diabetes Association in New Orleans, Louisiana (Poster 4-LB).
“Our caregivers put patients first with safety as our top priority. I am pleased to present the continued success our organization sees while using EndoTool. Our team is confident that our patients are being treated with the safest solution,” says Dr. Robert Tanenberg, Medical Director, Inpatient Diabetes Program at Vidant Medical Center and Professor of Medicine, Division of Endocrinology, Brody School of Medicine, at East Carolina University.
The poster reveals a seven-year retrospective observational study at Vidant Medical Center, a 909-bed tertiary care teaching hospital affiliated with the Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University. A total of 492,078 blood glucose readings were obtained from 16,850 patients. Results revealed the use of EndoTool resulted in effective control of blood glucose levels, including significantly reduced hypoglycemia rates and the overall reduction of hospital acquired conditions.
Between 2009 and 2015, hyperglycemic patients achieved blood glucose levels ≤180 mg/dL within 1.5 to 2.3 hours on EndoTool. Patients experienced minimal hypoglycemia, with 0.93% of blood glucose values <70 mg/dL and 0.03% <40 mg/dL. ANOVA analysis from 2009 to 2015 showed a statistically significant reduction in hypoglycemia frequency, from 1.04% in 2009 to 0.46% in 2015.
For more information on the poster, visit the 76th Scientific Sessions event website.
Figure 1. Percentage of Patient Glucose Values <70 mg/dL with EndoTool Glucose Management Software: 2009 To 2015
ABOUT VIDANT HEALTH
Vidant Health is a mission-driven, 1,439-bed health system that annually serves more than 1.4 million people in 29 eastern North Carolina counties. The not-for-profit system is made up of 12,000 employees, eight hospitals, home health, hospice, wellness centers, and Vidant Medical Group, a multispecialty physician and provider group with more than 420 providers in 80 practice sites. Vidant Health is affiliated with the Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University. As a major resource for health services and education, Vidant Health has a mission to improve the health and well-being of eastern North Carolina. For more information, visit www.vidanthealth.com.
ABOUT MONARCH MEDICAL TECHNOLOGIES
Monarch Medical Technologies is the leading provider of Clinical Decision Support for Glycemic Management and the emerging leader as the world’s safest prescriptive drug dosing platform. With over 60 combined algorithms developed by a team of practicing doctors and mathematicians, Monarch’s EndoTool® Glucose Management System ensures that dosing is individualized and responsive to ongoing changes in each patient’s unique physiological response. As a Class II FDA-approved, patent pending software suite, EndoTool allows hospitals and care providers to dose insulin safely by replacing antiquated and dangerous linear, point-to-point, or sliding scale formulas. This technology is doing more than changing the conversation in over 170 hospitals— it’s helping providers achieve the coveted Triple Aim of better health, better care, at a lower cost.
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