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COMS Interactive Selects SCA Personal Care Continence Products Complement Disease Management Solution

CLEVELAND and PHILADELPHIA, Dec. 19, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- COMS Interactive, LLC (COMS or Clinical Outcomes Management Systems) has reached an agreement with SCA Personal Care, Inc. (SCA) to package the companies' products and solutions for their collective customers.  A key component of the agreement is the positive impact that continence products have on the disease management process.  The agreement will allow the two organizations to leverage collective strengths and resources, with a specific focus on the integration between incontinence and point-of-care disease management.

The COMS Daylight IQ™ disease management product suite is currently utilized by market-leading post-acute care facilities nationwide.  The Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) product features a series of integrated modules, and a disease-based library of clinical protocols.  An important element of the Daylight IQ™ product suite is a reduction in unnecessary hospital re-admissions by as much as 50%, a related decrease in premature mortality rates, and an increase in successful discharges.

"As the worldwide leader in the management of incontinence, SCA provides personal hygiene products and services for individual and healthcare services at a very cost effective price in over 100 countries," noted Edward J. Tromczynski, Chief Executive Officer, COMS Interactive.  "We look forward to combining our products and services to better serve the post-acute marketplace."

SCA is a global hygiene and paper company that develops and produces personal-care products, tissue, packaging solutions, publication papers and solid-wood products.  The company's brands include TENA® incontinence care management products as well as the Tork® product line.  With penetration in more than 100 countries and employing 44,000 employees worldwide, SCA 2011 sales were SEK 106 billion (EUR 11.7B).

SCA is the creator of TENA® Solutions, a proprietary program of market-leading products and services that promotes the highest level of achievable continence for individuals, while positively impacting clinical and financial outcomes for their healthcare customers.  TENA Clinical Sales and Service Representatives provide consultation and hands-on service to care facilities, helping ensure individualized care needs are met while promoting higher levels of staff, resident and family satisfaction.

"There is a direct correlation between incontinence issues and improving quality of care through disease management, and this partnership is an excellent opportunity for both organizations," noted Will Cruz, Vice President, SCA US Institutional Sales. "We are excited to partner with COMS and to further enhance the clinical value for families and residents; 2013 promises to be an important year in the progression of disease management and we're pleased to be part of the momentum."

About COMS Interactive, LLC

COMS Interactive, LLC deploys processes and systems that stabilize and improve resident health while increasing revenues 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.

About SCA Personal Care, Inc.

Founded in Sweden in 1929, SCA is a global hygiene and paper company and is one of the world's largest companies in personal care products.  TENA, owned by SCA, is the worldwide leader in the management of incontinence, providing products and services for individuals and healthcare services in 105 countries.  With more than 50 years of experience, SCA is at the forefront of developing products that meet the needs of individuals, caregivers, clinicians and healthcare service providers around the world.  TENA works with acute-care facilities and hospitals to achieve best-practice incontinent management through the principles of individualized care.  For additional information, visit the SCA website at www.sca.com, or by contacting the SCA team at #800.992.9939.

SOURCE COMS Interactive, LLC



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