New Guidelines Available to Help Hospitals Reduce Readmission Rates in Diabetic Patients

Thu Oct 20, 2011 11:05am EDT

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New Guidelines Available to Help Hospitals Reduce Readmission Rates in Diabetic Patients

Cost-Effective Approach Lets Hospitals Improve Glycemia Management for Inpatients

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BOCA RATON, Fla., Oct. 20, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Readmission Reduction through Glycemia Management Solution is now available on MX.com to help hospitals improve outcomes for patients with diabetes. Developed by Adventist Health System and in use at Florida Hospital, the solution can help shorten hospital stays and decrease readmission rates through better glycemic management.

The Glycemic Management Solution consists of instructional materials, order sets, insulin-dosing guidelines and other components designed to help clinical teams better manage blood glucose levels. According to the American Diabetes Association, a staggering 8.5 percent of the US population has diabetes and up to a third of all hospital inpatients require treatment for hyperglycemic conditions.

This solution focuses on improving glycemic control - a cost-effective approach that can reduce readmission rates and decrease the incidence of diabetes-related complications, including wound infections and renal dysfunction.

"We've made one hospital's successful approach portable so that any hospital can adopt it at their institution and start to see the benefits immediately," said MX.com CEO Joseph Davis. "Using Adventist Health System's methodology, hospitals can improve care and reduce the high costs associated with readmissions."  

High readmission rates continue to burden the US healthcare system. The Dartmouth Atlas recently reported little improvement in overall readmission rates. One in five Medicare patients is readmitted within 30 days of discharge and avoidable readmissions cost an estimated $17 billion a year.

MX.com is a peer-to-peer online marketplace for turnkey toolkits, guidelines and other types of intellectual property developed by leading medical institutions. Solutions enable hospitals to streamline operations, improve patient care and enhance performance. MX.com features a growing inventory of free and licensed peer-to-peer hospital solutions.  

ABOUT MX.COM

MX.com by Medimetrix Solutions EXchange is the first online peer-to-peer marketplace for free or licensed healthcare management solutions designed to help hospitals improve performance and standards of care. The site features an extensive inventory of clinical and management solutions developed by Duke Medicine, Johns Hopkins Medicine, Partners HealthCare and other leading medical institutions. Established in 2010, MX.com is a privately held company founded by Joseph Davis, chairman of the Medimetrix Group and Spirit of Women Health Network. Equity holders include Medimetrix Group, Inc and its affiliates, private investors and interested health systems including Johns Hopkins Medicine and Adventist Health System.

SOURCE MX.com

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