Another award-winning product from Crossings: Inpatient Insulin Infusion Advisors

the Insulin Infusion Advisor

Crossings Healthcare Solutions has expanded its decision-support software innovations with Insulin Infusion Advisors. These four new tools help clinicians manage the complexities of patients’ hyperglycemic states more efficiently in the hospital setting using the Cerner Millennium® system. The Advisors won an award for Enhancing Inpatient Insulin Management in the first Cerner Intelligence Connect Competition. The award was presented at the 2015 Cerner Health Conference in Kansas City in October. Development and optimization of the Advisors are underway with a general release targeted for the latter half of 2016.

A comprehensive patient profile

To guide clinicians in charge of inpatient IV insulin management, the Advisors collect patients’ relevant information such as medications and laboratory test results. Clinicians also input custom data. “The tools aggregate all the information on one screen so the physician can make better decisions based on the data,” says Chuck Moore, Senior Nursing Informaticist at Crossings.

Promoting evidence-based care

The Advisors take insulin management further by displaying confirmations and alerts. They also provide actionable tools to address gaps. Like other Crossings’ Advisors, they are interactive, easy to navigate and simplify communication between clinical staff members. Moore explains that the tools are effective for reducing variation in treatment. “Standardizing procedures around evidence-based practices provides safer, more controlled care,” he says.

Better patient outcomes

As part of the team that integrates the products into a hospital’s Cerner-based workflow, Moore often works in the field with clinicians. He says the Advisors’ value can be determined by monitoring patients. “The goal is always shorter patient stays, improved outcomes and a decrease in adverse events, and we’re already receiving very good feedback,” says Moore. “In one hospital, there has been almost a 30 percent decrease in hyperglycemic events since they started using the tools.”

Insulin Infusion AdvisorFour IV Insulin Advisors are available

*Diabetic Ketoacidosis (DKA)

*Hypergylcemic Hyperosmolar State (HHS)

*Post Cardiac Surgery Insulin Advisor

*Critical Care Insulin Advisor

Find more information on Insulin Infusion Advisors here >

Volume 1, Issue 4 – Winter 2015