Improving digital diabetes management

4 May 2018

In partnership with the Agency for Clinical Innovation (ACI) and Local Health Districts, eHealth NSW has made two significant steps towards supporting better, safer care for those managing diabetes with the approval of new electronic medical record (eMR) functionality for monitoring and reviewing a patient’s treatment, and the commencement of its roll-out.

One in five acute-care hospital admissions requires diabetes management, while at the same time insulin represents one of the top causes of medication errors and adverse events.

In early March, the ACI announced approval and support for the Insulin Design Focus Group’s new Glucose Management View solution to be made available within the eMR.

The ACI’s Endocrine Network expects that safer prescribing and administration of insulin will occur as a result of having this new medication management tool available within the eMR.

In another milestone for March, the Glucose Management View successfully went live in South Eastern Sydney Local Health District.

The eMR Connect team is now planning the rollout of the Glucose Management View, which was originally developed in partnership with Sydney Local Health District, across other LHDs and will apply the ACI Endocrine Network’s strong recommendations that:

  • All sites currently live with eMeds should prioritise the implementation of Glucose Management View as soon as practicable; and
  • All sites yet to go live with eMeds should prioritise the addition of Glucose Management View to their scope.

Watch this informative video about the Glucose Management View.

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