CommuniCare Family of Companies Advances Disease Management Program COMS Interactive Daylight IQ™ Deployed in All 40 Skilled Nursing Centers

CINCINNATI, April 30, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- CommuniCare Family of Companies ("CommuniCare"), a leading multi-faceted long-term care management company, is utilizing the COMS Interactive ("Clinical Outcomes Management Systems" or "COMS") Daylight IQ™ disease management solution at its forty skilled and long-term care centers.  Disease management is a key component of CommuniCare's focused efforts to reduce unnecessary return to hospital rates.   

The CommuniCare clinical and performance improvement teams have been deploying the innovative Daylight IQ™ disease management program at each of its centers.  The cornerstones of CommuniCare's progressive strategy include empowering nurses with information and point-of-care technology, improving quality of care by closely tracking changes in condition, initiating appropriate interventions, and enhancing communication with all stakeholders throughout the process.  

"Daylight IQ™ integrates frontline nursing assessments into nursing leadership and team discussions, providing the opportunity for better communication for our medical team," commented Dr. Matt Wayne, Chief Medical Officer, CommuniCare Health Services.  "The COMS software suite is a significant component of our clinical care program, facilitating improved disease management and a reduction in hospital re-admissions rates."

The COMS Interactive product suite is focused on providing clinical information at the bedside for clinical teams.  The company's Daylight IQ™ disease management suite dramatically improves the quality of care residents receive in long-term care facilities while reducing hospital re-admissions by over 50%.  The Software as a Service (SaaS) product features a series of integrated, disease-based library of clinical protocols that significantly empower the entire care team including physicians, nurses, nursing supervisors and nurse aides, and facilitate enhanced communication between all stakeholders.

"We're pleased to be working with the CommuniCare team, a recognized thought leader in the health care industry," noted Edward J. Tromczynski, Chief Executive Officer, COMS Interactive, LLC.  "With a focused plan and an advanced care program already in place for successfully reducing avoidable hospital re-admissions, CommuniCare continues to demonstrate extraordinary clinical leadership."

Industry data shows that the average nursing home resident has a complicated disease profile, including one primary disease and up to eight secondary diseases or afflictions.  Over 70% of re-hospitalizations from a skilled nursing facility are due to a secondary or new disease progression.  By providing early detection of an individual's change in condition, Daylight IQ highlights potential problems and offers caregivers the opportunity to respond, preventing further progression of the illness or affliction.

About CommuniCare Family of Companies
Founded in 1984, CommuniCare Family of Companies provides superior, comprehensive services for the development and management of adult living communities.  The company owns and/or manages 45 world-class nursing and rehabilitation centers, Specialty Care Centers and assisted living communities, offering a comprehensive continuum of exceptional care as well as a broad array of management, financial, consulting and other services to health care facilities in Maryland, Missouri, Ohio and Pennsylvania.  An important element of the CommuniCare care program is the deployment of the Advance 360 Progressive Rehabilitation Program, which provides patients the full spectrum of healing for the spirits, mind and body.  For additional information, please visit our website at www.communicarehealth.com or by contacting CommuniCare at #800.989.7337.

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.

SOURCE COMS Interactive, LLC



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