OKLAHOMA CITY, Aug. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Coalition of Advocates for Responsible Eldercare (CARE Oklahoma) has announced their newest CARE Partnership with COMS Interactive, LLC (also known as Clinical Outcomes Management Systems or COMS). The two organizations announced the signing of a Gold Level Partnership agreement which establishes COMS as a CARE Preferred Partner. Only a limited number of Preferred Partnerships are offered by CARE. The focus of the partnership will be offering clinical management products to Oklahoma members to facilitate an even higher quality of care for their residents. Oklahoma facilities, and their 20,000 employees provide care for approximately 20,000 elderly and disabled individuals in Skilled Nursing and Assisted Living Facilities throughout the State.
The COMS flagship Disease Management software, Daylight IQ™, has been successfully deployed in Skilled Nursing and Assisted Living facilities and Home Care organizations throughout the US. The Software as a Service (SaaS) product features a series of integrated, disease-based clinical protocols which significantly empower the entire nursing team at the point of care, while facilitating enhanced communication between all parties. Daylight IQ™ training can be completed in less than two hours, immediately improving clinical and financial outcomes.
"COMS provides progressive leadership and innovation required to elevate care for the elderly and frail to the next level," commented Keith Dobbs, President and CEO of CARE Oklahoma. "They have demonstrated quality enhancements in facilities throughout the US, and we are anxious for them to provide assistance to Oklahoma care providers."
Daylight IQ™ empowers clinical teams with information and technology resulting in caregivers providing better care for residents. A key component of Daylight IQ™ is the reduction in unnecessary hospital re-admissions by as much as 50%, a related decrease in premature mortality rates, and an increase in successful discharges.
"We are pleased to partner with CARE Oklahoma," stated Edward J. Tromczynski, Chief Executive Officer, COMS Interactive. "This progressive State Association continues to demonstrate thought leadership by focusing on improving clinical outcomes for those in their care, and we look forward to working with the CARE team and members."
Market information indicates that the average Skilled Nursing Facility, 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 even minor changes in condition, Daylight IQ™ highlights potential problems and offers caregivers the opportunity to respond, preventing further progression of the illness.
About CARE Oklahoma
Based in Oklahoma City, The Coalition of Advocates for Responsible Eldercare is an organization established in 2004 to advocate on behalf of the long-term care community and the frail, elderly and disabled residents which they serve. Charged with a mission to advance the value of long-term health care in Oklahoma, CARE achieves this by sharing the passion and joy of those in the profession through effective education and marketing. Working in close coordination with a variety of public and private companies, associations, government entities, as well as other health care groups, CARE continues to move the state towards its overall vision of improving the quality of life for the state's thousands of facility residents. For additional information, please visit www.careoklahoma.org or by contacting CARE Oklahoma at 405-524-8338.
About COMS Interactive, LLC
COMS Interactive, LLC partners with 15 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, 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. COMS recently received a 2014 Venture of the Year Award. 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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