MUNDELEIN, Ill., Sept. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Medline Industries, Inc., the largest privately held manufacturer and distributor of healthcare supplies in the United States, announced the selection of COMS Interactive, LLC (also known as Clinical Outcomes Management Systems or COMS) and the company's Daylight IQ™ Disease Management solution. The agreement further enhances Medline's clinical product offering, with special emphasis on helping customers reduce hospital readmissions. The exclusive, multi-faceted agreement calls for joint marketing and sales initiatives throughout the healthcare continuum.
"We are impressed with the excellent clinical and financial outcomes produced by COMS in individual facilities and large groups across the U.S., especially in the area of reducing hospital readmissions," noted David Jacobs, president, Medline Post-Acute Care division. "As a leading clinical solutions provider to the healthcare marketplace, COMS is a natural fit for us as we continue to bring customers innovative and highly effective solutions for reducing preventable hospital readmissions and enhancing care in all healthcare settings."
COMS focuses on significantly improving overall clinical and financial outcomes in the long-term care marketplace, including Skilled Nursing Facilities, Assisted Living Facilities, Home Care, and specifically, Managed Care Organizations. The company's flagship product, Daylight IQ™, a Software as a Service (SaaS) platform, features a series of integrated, disease-based clinical protocols that significantly empower the entire nursing team at the point of care, while improving communication between all parties. Deploying Daylight IQ™ reduces unnecessary 30-day hospital readmissions by up to 50%, offering the opportunity to convalesce in the most appropriate clinical setting.
"Once again, Medline is reaffirming and extending its clinical leadership position in the healthcare marketplace," noted Edward J. Tromczynski, Chief Executive Officer, COMS Interactive. "Medline is well known not only for offering innovative products and solutions for current customers, but also for extending these beneficial programs to the entire market."
Industry data indicates that the average post-acute patient or 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 progression of secondary or the onset of new diseases. By providing early detection of changes in condition, Daylight IQ™ highlights potential problems and offers caregivers the opportunity to respond with an appropriate clinical intervention.
About Medline Industries, Inc. Medline Industries, Inc., is the largest privately held manufacturer and distributor of quality medical supplies and clinical solutions in the U.S. Based in Mundelein, Illinois, the company has 1,200 direct sales representatives who are dedicated points of contact for customers across the continuum of care. Because of its capabilities and engagement with leading industry thought leaders, Medline delivers the most robust product portfolio and patient-care solutions to help healthcare providers perform at their very best. Additional information about Medline is available at www.medline.com or www.medline.com/social-media for connecting with Medline on a variety of social media channels.
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, 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. With customers in 44 states, COMS recently received the 2014 Venture of the Year Award for the State of Ohio. Additional information regarding COMS Interactive and Daylight IQ™ is available at www.comsllc.comor by contacting Alison Martin, Vice President, Corporate Communications at 330.650.9900.