Levering Management Selects COMS Interactive

Daylight IQ™ to Facilitate a Reduction in Avoidable Hospital Readmissions

Jan 28, 2014, 08:30 ET from COMS Interactive

MOUNT VERNON, Ohio, Jan. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Levering Management (Levering), a progressive Ohio-based long-term care organization, is deploying the COMS Interactive (Clinical Outcomes Management System or COMS) Daylight IQ™ product suite, as a key component of its disease management program.  Levering has implemented Daylight IQ™, a Software as a Service (SaaS) product, at multiple facilities located throughout Ohio.

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Through the deployment of Daylight IQ™, the Levering team is further advancing its clinical expertise by providing information and point-of-care technology, including an integrated disease-based library of clinical protocols.  Daylight IQ™ significantly increases communication between all stakeholders, and enhances the level of care provided by the clinical team.  Notably, utilizing Daylight IQ™ reduces 30-day hospital readmissions by up to 50% and an equally critical reduction in premature mortality by more than 60%.

"Providing quality care for residents and patients is the company's highest priority and Levering has a rich history as a caring, extended family through our staff," commented William Levering, President and Chief Executive Officer, Levering Management.  "Once we were introduced to the Daylight IQ™ disease management program, we understood immediately how it could facilitate further enhancement of the quality of care our clinical teams provide."   

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 resident's disease profile. 

"A current member of the Ohio Health Care Association Board and having served in elected positions for the American Health Care Association, Bill Levering is a recognized thought leader," noted Edward J. Tromczynski, Chief Executive Officer, COMS Interactive.  "His leadership, particularly in applying new technologies to clinical care, has been instrumental in advancing Levering Management's central role in local, state and national health initiatives.  We are pleased to be partnering with this impressive organization."

Industry data shows that the average nursing home resident 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  Levering Management 
Levering Management has offered senior care and senior living facilities in five Ohio counties for more than 50 years. The company has received recognition of its services from local, state and national organizations.  Levering facilities include Skilled Nursing, a Residential Assisted Living Center and Independent/ Retirement facilities.  A family-run organization, Levering's areas of expertise include progressive wound care, pain management, post-operative care, hospice programs, and IV therapy.  Convenient on-site medical services include physician, dental, podiatry, audiology, psychological, optometry, x-ray, laboratory, oxygen and pharmacy services.  The company also offers scholarship programs for employees, geared toward clinical careers.  For more information, contact Levering at 740.397.8940 or visit www.leveringmanagement.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 330.650.9900 or www.comsllc.com.  

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