CLEVELAND, July 24, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- COMS Interactive, LLC (also known as "Clinical Outcomes Management Systems" or "COMS") is the leading provider of disease care management solutions in the post-acute market. The company is introducing an additional software module, Outcomes IQ™, to further extend the Daylight IQ™ product suite to current and future customers.
Outcomes IQ™ facilitates the collection of pertinent industry data for large chains, regional groups or individual facilities. The data collected includes hospital re-admission rates, premature mortality rates, and average number of Medicare referrals from various sources within each market. Collected data is immediately compared in a real-time environment to other facilities in a specific chain, market segment, competitive set, and Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) published data.
"Outcomes IQ™ provides an invaluable advantage for building an organization's strategic plan," noted Prentice Thompson, Chief Executive Officer, Foundation Health Services. "From independent facilities through large chains, benchmarking outcomes is an absolute requirement for achieving clinical and financial goals."
In an effort to provide more disease management tools focused on reducing skilled resident re-admission rates, COMS developed the Daylight IQ™ product suite. The Software as a Service (SaaS) platform includes various clinical modules that manage pertinent elements of each resident's health profile. For example, Med IQ™ manages medication side effects as part of an integrated care process. Censys IQ™, another module, shares clinical outcomes with key referral sources as part of a multi-faceted marketing program.
"Outcomes IQ™ was developed in direct response to customers requesting additional strategic planning information," commented Edward J. Tromczynski, Chief Executive Officer, COMS Interactive. "The Outcomes IQ™ product leverages a clinical team's collective knowledge, and provides more comprehensive comparative data reporting functionality."
The Daylight IQ™ product suite focuses upon improving quality of care by closely tracking changes in condition and initiating appropriate clinical interventions. Key components of the product include an Automated Disease Care Guide Library, a Dynamic Nursing Assessment and Clinical Rules Engine, all of which work in conjunction with each resident's disease profile. It's important to note that utilizing Daylight IQ™ dramatically improves patient outcomes across the post-acute care continuum, reducing hospital re-admission by 50% while simultaneously reducing 30 day mortality rates by over 60%.
"COMS is offering yet another valuable application to improve the disease management process," stated Berry Brunk, Chairman, COMS Interactive Technology Advisory Board. "Understanding that knowledge is power, Outcomes IQ™ will prove to be an important strategic component for future success."
Industry data confirms the average skilled nursing resident has a complicated health 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 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, Daylight IQ™, and Outcomes IQ™ is available at www.comsllc.com or by contacting a COMS representative at #330.650.9900.
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