Torrance Memorial Medical Center Selects COMS Interactive Daylight IQ™ Software to Enhance ACO Patient Care

TORRANCE, Calif., Sept. 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Torrance Memorial Transitional Care Unit (TCU), a component of Torrance Memorial Medical Center (Torrance Memorial), an award winning, Five Star, non-profit hospital, has chosen the Daylight IQ™ product suite as a key component of its advanced disease management programDaylight IQ™ was developed by COMS Interactive, which is also known as Clinical Outcomes Management Systems.  Notably, as part of the care continuum, Torrance Memorial launched a leading Accountable Care Organization (ACO) in 2012.

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The Torrance TCU patients will benefit from Daylight IQ™, a Software as a Service (SaaS) product, which features a series of integrated, disease-based clinical protocols that significantly empower the entire clinical team by identifying changes in condition at the point of care.  Daylight IQ™ highlights abnormal findings and provides the clinical team with appropriate interventions and/or physician communication.  Early detection of even the most minor changes allows the care team to quickly resolve potential additional health challenges, ultimately reducing unnecessary hospital readmissions.

The TCU is a short-term, post-acute care unit focused on managing high acuity patients.  Each patient may be discharged directly home from the TCU or transition to another level of care for continuing support, such as an acute rehabilitation unit, a lower level skilled unit, a custodial care situation or hospice care.

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 suite include an Automated Disease Care Guide Library, a Dynamic Nursing Assessment and Compare Module, all of which work in conjunction with each patient's disease profile.  It's important to note that utilizing Daylight IQ™ reduces 30-day hospital readmissions and premature mortality by more than 50%.

"The team at the Torrance TCU continues to expand their significant clinical expertise," noted Edward J. Tromczynski, Chief Executive Officer, COMS Interactive.  "Given the organization's thought leadership, it's no surprise that Torrance Memorial and its IPA have successfully developed a leading Accountable Care Organization and participate in the Bundled Payment Initiative for joint replacements." 

Industry data shows that the average skilled facility patient 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 Torrance Memorial Medical Center
Founded in 1925, Torrance Memorial Medical Center (Torrance Memorial) is a non-profit medical center established to provide quality healthcare services to the residents of the South Bay, Peninsula and Harbor communities.  Offering the most current and effective medical technologies rendered in a compassionate, caring manner, Torrance Memorial joined the ranks of the top hospitals in the nation by earning the coveted Magnet® recognition in 2012 from the American Nurses Credentialing Center, which recognizes nursing excellence.  Torrance Memorial also received an Overall Quality Rating of Five Stars (the highest possible) from the Federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Service (CMS), representing the top 10% of nursing homes in the US.  Torrance Memorial is one of the first hospitals in the country to set up an Accountable Care  program.  Their Transitional Care Unit, which is a skilled nursing facility, is an integral part of the medical center's care continuum. For additional information, please visit the Torrance Memorial website at www.TorranceMemorial.org or contact Torrance Memorial at 310.325.9110.

About COMS Interactive, LLC
COMS Interactive, LLC (COMS) 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, streamlines 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 readmissions.  Additional information is available at www.comsllc.com or by contacting a COMS representative at 330.650.9900.

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