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HCANJ Signs Preferred Partnership Agreement with COMS Interactive

Organization's Focus is on Best Practices for Membership

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HAMILTON, N.J., Oct. 17, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Health Care Association of New Jersey (HCANJ) has signed a Preferred Partner Agreement with COMS Interactive, LLC (COMS).  With a key goal of helping the Association's membership to improve resident clinical outcomes, the partnership with COMS is a natural extension of HCANJ's offerings to its members.  The focus of the three-year agreement is improving clinical and financial outcomes for each member facility.

The COMS flagship Disease Management software, Daylight IQ™, is used in leading nursing homes, assisted living facilities and home care organizations nationwide.  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, therapists, nurses, and nurse aides, and facilitates enhanced communication between all parties.  The initial Daylight IQ™ training can be completed in less than two hours, immediately improving clinical results and providing positive tangible financial outcomes.

"With over 50 years representing long-term care providers, HCANJ is committed to providing products and services that afford our member facilities the opportunity to continually improve outcomes," noted Paul Langevin, President of HCANJ.  "The implementation of Daylight IQ™ offers the triple benefit of allowing our member facilities to reduce unnecessary hospital readmission rates, enhance the overall quality of care provided by member clinicians, and improve financial outcomes."

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

"Clearly, HCANJ is a thought leader in the long-term care marketplace," noted Edward J. Tromczynski, Chief Executive Officer, COMS Interactive.  "As a strong advocate for implementing progressive solutions for the health care market, HCANJ is leading the charge to improve the quality of life for those individuals served by their member organizations."

Data 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 Health Care Association of New Jersey
Headquartered in Hamilton and founded over fifty years ago, the Health Care Association of New Jersey is a non-profit trade association representing long-term care providers who believe that the individuals they serve are entitled to a supportive environment in which professional and compassionate care is delivered.  This belief compels HCANJ and its members to advocate for individuals who, because of social needs, disability, trauma, or illness, require services provided in a long-term care setting, while also advocating for the long-term care provider community.  For additional information on HCANJ, visit www.hcanj.org or contact the association directly at #609.890.8700.

About COMS Interactive, LLC
COMS Interactive, LLC deploys 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 readmissions. 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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