Kairos Health Systems Selects COMS as Disease Management Partner Enhancing Care by Reducing Avoidable Hospital Readmissions

LANCASTER, Pa., Sept. 24, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Kairos Health Systems, Inc. has signed a Partnership Agreement with COMS Interactive, LLC (also known as Clinical Outcomes Management Systems or COMS).  As part of this strategic initiative, the COMS Daylight IQ™ Disease Management Product Suite is being made available to Kairos members as part of a specialty services offering.  The focal point of the agreement is on improving members' operational and financial outcomes while enhancing quality of care.   

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Kairos Health Systems serves its members through a collaborative platform designed to improve the member organization's' care performance, quality initiatives, market position, and financial outcomes.  The COMS disease management platform is a natural fit to Kairos' commitment to its members to focus on providing better care for post-acute residents in the areas in which they serve.   

"For almost 20 years, Kairos has been offering products and services which enhance our member's operations while improving the quality of care provided to their residents," noted Jennifer Wimer, President, Kairos Health Systems.  "The Daylight IQ™ Disease Management system presents an exceptional opportunity for both these objectives, and we look forward to offering the COMS product set to our member facilities."

The COMS flagship Disease Management software, Daylight IQ™, has been successfully deployed in skilled  nursing and assisted living facilities 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 improving communication between all parties.  Deploying Daylight IQ™ reduces 30-day hospital readmissions by up to 50% and premature morality by more than 60%.

"As a leader in the Not-for-Profit healthcare environment, Kairos has a history of identifying and offering advanced products and services to their members," noted Edward J. Tromczynski, Chief Executive Officer, COMS Interactive. "We look forward to working with the Kairos team as they provide to their member facilities advanced care methodologies for achieving superior clinical and financial outcomes."

Market information indicates that the average nursing home 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 Kairos Health Systems, Inc.

Founded in 1994, Kairos Health Systems, Inc. is a provider-owned health system currently servicing Not-for-Profit organizations in Pennsylvania, Maryland, and Delaware.  Comprised of stockholders and contracted members specializing in retirement living, nursing facilities, and community based services, Kairos is operated by a team of experienced professionals specializing in clinical, financial, operational, and administrative services. The team is focused on the changing healthcare market to better meet the needs of the Kairos membership.  For additional information, visit the Kairos website at www.kairoshealthsystems.com or by contacting Kairos at 717.509.9716.

About COMS Interactive, LLC

COMS Interactive, LLC partners with thirteen 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, streamline the process, 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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