Colorado Health Care Association Selects COMS as Preferred Partner Enhancing Resident Care by Reducing Avoidable Hospital Re-admissions

DENVER, March 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Colorado Health Care Association (CHCA) has signed a Preferred Partner Agreement with COMS Interactive, LLC (Clinical Outcomes Management Systems or COMS). With the mission of meeting the physical and psychological needs of Colorado's long-term care residents, partnering with COMS will serve as yet another extension of CHCA's offerings to their membership. The focal point of the agreement is on enhancing resident-centric clinical services and achieving cost-effective financial outcomes. 

The COMS flagship Disease Management software, Daylight IQ™, has been successfully deployed in skilled nursing and assisted living facilities and home care organizations throughout the US.  The Software as a Service (SaaS) product features a series of integrated, disease-based library of clinical protocols that significantly empower the entire nursing team at the point of care, while facilitating enhanced communication between all parties. Daylight IQ™ training can be completed in less than two hours, immediately improving clinical and financial outcomes.

"CHCA has been serving the needs of the long-term care industry in the Centennial State for almost 50 years, and we are passionate in our goal of providing excellent care throughout the continuum," noted Arlene Miles, CHCA President and Chief Executive Officer.  "In our ongoing efforts to reduce unnecessary hospital re-admissions, enhance the overall quality of care and improve financial outcomes, we are excited to bring the power of Daylight IQ™ to our member organizations."    

Daylight IQ™ empowers clinical teams with information and technology resulting in caregivers providing better care for residents.  A key component of Daylight IQ™ is the reduction in unnecessary hospital re-admissions by as much as 50%, a related decrease in premature mortality rates, and an increase in successful discharges.

"The CHCA leadership is once again confirming their commitment to providing mission-critical products and services to their membership," noted Edward J. Tromczynski, Chief Executive Officer, COMS Interactive. "We look forward to working with the CHCA team to bring an enhanced level of care to the residents of Association member facilities."

Market information indicates that the average nursing home, home care or assisted living resident has a complicated disease profile, with one primary disease and up to eight secondary diseases or afflictions. Over 70% of re-hospitalizations are due to the worsening of secondary or new diseases. By providing early detection of changes in condition, Daylight IQ™ highlights potential problems and offers caregivers the opportunity to respond, preventing further progression of the illness.

About the Colorado Health Care Association
Based in Denver, the Colorado Health Care Association was founded in 1955 to serve as an advocate for the long-term care community and the frail elderly and disabled they serve.   CHCA represents approximately 90% of Colorado's skilled nursing communities as well as many assisted living residences.  The active membership is organized into six districts covering the State of Colorado and each district elects its own officers, the Chairman of which serves on the Board of Directors. CHCA and each of its facility members are members of the American Health Care Association (AHCA) and National Center for Assisted Living (NCAL).  For additional information, visit the CHCA website at www.cohca.org or by contacting CHCA at #303.861.8228.

About COMS Interactive, LLC
COMS Interactive, LLC partners with twelve state health care associations in deploying processes and systems that stabilize and improve resident health while improving financial outcomes for skilled nursing facilities. The Daylight IQ™ Software as a Service (SaaS) product combines business administration, disease management and long-term healthcare knowledge to empower the nursing team, reduce medical errors, more efficiently address resident healthcare needs and increase facility revenues. This combination of clinical and technical processes can save millions of dollars a year in preventable hospital re-admissions. Additional information regarding COMS Interactive and Daylight IQ™ is available at www.comsllc.com or by contacting COMS at #330.650.9900.

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