NY State Health Facilities Association Selects COMS as Preferred Partner

Targets Improving Resident Care by Reducing Avoidable Hospital Re-admissions

Jan 10, 2013, 08:25 ET from COMS Interactive, LLC

ALBANY, N.Y., Jan. 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The New York State Health Facilities Association (NYSHFA) has signed a Preferred Partner Agreement with COMS Interactive, LLC (COMS).  With the stated mission of assisting member organizations provide quality, accessible, efficient, continuum of health care and related services, the partnership with COMS is a natural extension of NYSHFA's product offerings. The three-year agreement will focus on improving clinical and financial outcomes for leading member facilities.

The COMS flagship Disease Management software, Daylight IQ™, is used in both For Profit and Not for Profit nursing homes, assisted living facilities and home care organizations nationwide.  The Software as a Service (SaaS) product features a series of integrated, disease-based library of clinical protocols that 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.

"With over 60 years in the long-term care association marketplace, NYSHFA has routinely led the charge for providing products and services to member facilities for improving outcomes," noted Richard Herrick, President and Chief Executive Officer, NYSHFA. "The deployment of Daylight IQ™ has proven to reduce avoidable hospital re-admissions and enhance the overall quality of care provided by member organizations, while improving financial outcomes."

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.

"As a recognized thought leader in the long-term care marketplace, NYSHFA is once again demonstrating a commitment of excellence to their membership," noted Edward J. Tromczynski, Chief Executive Officer, COMS Interactive. "We look forward to working with the NYSHFA team to facilitate bringing an enhanced level of care to the residents of their member facilities."

Market information indicates that the average nursing home, 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 changes in condition, Daylight IQ™ highlights potential problems and offers caregivers the opportunity to respond, preventing further progression of the illness.

About the New York State Health Facilities Association (NYSHFA)
Headquartered in Albany and founded in 1949, NYSHFA is a statewide professional association of more than 280 member facilities which span the continuum of long-term care.  The membership includes skilled nursing facilities, adult homes, assisted living residences, individual and multi-facility operations of proprietary, voluntary and government sponsorship.  NYSHFA members, who care for nearly 45,000 New Yorkers, are dedicated to the highest standards of care and quality of life of their residents.  NYSHFA is an affiliate of the American Health Care Association (AHCA) and National Center for Assisted Living (NCAL).  For additional information visit the NYSHFA website (www.nyshfa.org) or contact NYSHFA at #518.462.4800.

About COMS Interactive, LLC
COMS Interactive, LLC deploys 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 re-admissions. 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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