Improving the Quality and Cost of Diabetes Care

How Florida Hospital System Discovered and Reduced Hypoglycemia Risks

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The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) identifies hypoglycemia as the third most common adverse drug event among hospitalized patients, which is why a hypoglycemia quality measure is currently under development. Are you prepared?

Hypoglycemia in the hospital is costly, extremely serious and largely preventable -- and insulin is the #1 precipitating variable. Given one of every three hospitalized patients requires insulin therapy during their stay, mainly those with diabetes, the population susceptible to hypoglycemia is considerable.

This webinar will examine how Florida Hospital System discovered that patients who experienced hypoglycemia had substantially higher mortality rates, lengths of stay and readmission rates than patients with normal glycemia, which added more than $45 million a year to the cost of care. This webinar will also showcase the series of strategic initiatives and technology investments that led Florida Hospital System to achieve marked improvements in outcomes.

You Will Learn:

  • The clinical and financial implications of hypoglycemia
  • Uncovering hypoglycemia risks through data analysis
  • What comprises the proposed CMS hypoglycemia quality measure and how you should prepare
  • Steps you can take to elevate insulin safety, hypoglycemia prevention and glycemic management as strategic priorities for your hospital

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