CARMEL, Ind., Dec. 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Blue & Co., LLC is pleased to announce that the firm has signed a Partnership Agreement with COMS Interactive, LLC (also known as Clinical Outcomes Management Systems or COMS ). The two organizations share similar values of working side by side with clients while developing a culture of responsive solutions. Blue & Co. and COMS employ the brightest people working with the finest technology and performing at the highest standards. The partnership's focus will be to add value and achieve genuine success for our collective clients.
An independent accounting and advisory firm, Blue & Co. has offices in Indiana, Ohio and Kentucky and currently serves over 170 hospitals. Blue & Co.'s public accounting expertise includes the practice areas of assurance, tax compliance and consulting, healthcare consulting, benefit plan services, valuation and litigation support, and business services and consulting. Its industry specializations include healthcare, construction, not-for-profit, manufacturing and distribution and agribusiness.
"We are expanding our product and service line into the post-acute care industry, and COMS is the undisputed leader in clinical solutions for this market segment," stated Mike Stigler, Director, Louisville Office, Blue & Co. "Our proven methodology is to work with the right partner across market borders and we are excited to be working with the COMS team."
COMS focuses on raising overall clinical and financial outcomes in the long-term care marketplace, including Skilled Nursing Facilities, Assisted Living Facilities, and Home Care. The company's flagship product, Daylight IQ™, a Software as a Service (SaaS) platform, 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 mortality by more than 60%.
"A top healthcare strategic consulting firm in Indiana, Kentucky, and Ohio, Blue & Co. is a recognized thought leader," noted Edward J. Tromczynski, Chief Executive Officer, COMS Interactive. "As such, COMS looks forward to joining forces with the Blue team to introduce their exceptional product offerings to the post-acute care market."
Market information indicates that the average nursing facility 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 Blue & Co., LLC Established in 1970 and headquartered in Carmel, Indiana, Blue & Co. has been ranked in the Top 100 U.S. public accounting and consulting firms for more than 10 years according to both INSIDE Public Accounting and Accounting Today magazines. Blue is a member of the AICPA Division for CPA Firms, Employee Benefit Plan Audit Quality Center, Governmental Audit Quality Center, and Center for Audit Quality as well as the Center for Nonprofit Excellence. Blue & Co., LLC is an independent firm associated with the North American region of Moore Stephens International Limited. This global association consists of more than 360 independent accounting and consulting firms with nearly 650 offices in almost 100 countries. This affiliation ensures that the breadth and depth of services available to our clients are equivalent to those offered by Big 4 firms. For additional information, please visit www.blueandco.com.
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 readmissions. Additional information regarding COMS Interactive and Daylight IQ™ is available at www.comsllc.com.