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Improve your glycemic control efforts with SHM’s GC eQUIPS program


Inpatient hyperglycemia is a very common condition, affecting approximately 38% of patients in the non–intensive care unit setting.

Enhance the efficiency and reliability of your quality improvement efforts to close the gap between best practices and methods for caring for inpatients with hyperglycemia with SHM’s Glycemic Control (GC) Electronic Quality Improvement Program (eQUIPS). The GC eQUIPS program supports the development and implementation of GC programs at hospitals nationwide.

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This program offers 2-year access to a data center for performance tracking and benchmarking and aims to support your institution in:
  • Gaining understanding in the principles of glycemic control
  • Improving glycemic control data collection/analysis/and reporting
  • Building and obtaining approval for protocols/policies for glycemic control
  • Creating a culture for change and change management

When you enroll in the Glycemic Control eQUIPS, you’ll receive:

  • Data center for performance tracking. Helps track performance on project milestones and outcomes, and benchmark performance against comparison groups at your institution and other participating facilities.
  • Implementation toolkit. Provides stepwise instruction for improving glycemic control, preventing hypoglycemia and optimizing care of the inpatient with hyperglycemia and diabetes.
  • Online glycemic control toolkit. Includes clinical tools and interventions, research materials and literature review, informational papers and case studies, teaching slide sets, and more.
  • Online community and collaborative:

– Glycemic Control Library of site-created tools and documents allows you to view sample order sets and protocols, awareness campaigns, patient education materials, and various articles.

– National Discussion Forum lets you share professional questions and discuss topics related to the planning, implementation and evaluation of glycemic control interventions.

– Access to on-demand webinar, facilitated by national experts, topics include IV Insulin Management Strategies, Change Management and Introduction to Glycemic Control.

Join the webinar on June 28 from 1–2 p.m., ET, to receive additional information about SHM’s GC programs. Visit to register or learn more. If you have questions on the program, please email Sara Platt at [email protected].

Brett Radler is communications specialist at the Society of Hospital Medicine.

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