PruittHealth Advances Disease Management Strategy

Selects COMS Daylight IQ™ Product Suite for Reducing Avoidable Readmissions

Jan 08, 2014, 08:25 ET from COMS Interactive

HUDSON, Ohio, Jan. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- COMS Interactive (Clinical Outcomes Management System or COMS) announced today that PruittHealth, a national leader in long-term care, has chosen the Daylight IQ™ Product Suite as a key component for advancing PruittHealth's disease management programDaylight IQ™ is being deployed at PruittHealth's ninety-three facilities located throughout Georgia, North and South Carolina and Florida.

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Already a clinical and market leader, the PruittHealth organization will benefit from deploying Daylight IQ™, a Software as a Service (SaaS) product.  Through a series of integrated, disease-based clinical protocols that significantly empower the entire clinical team, Daylight IQ™ identifies changes in condition at the point of care.  Subsequently, by highlighting abnormal findings and providing the nursing team with appropriate interventions and/or physician communication, the PruittHealth clinical staff can quickly resolve potential additional health challenges, ultimately reducing unnecessary hospital readmissions.

"At PruittHealth, our  key priority is delivering quality care and providing peace of mind to our patients, residents and their families," noted Neil L. Pruitt, Jr., Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, PruittHealth.  "To that end, we're excited to provide the additional care management technology of Daylight IQ™ to our team.  Our strategy for 2014 includes a focus on further reducing avoidable hospital readmissions and providing a more comprehensive quality of care than had previously been possible."  

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.  It's important to note that utilizing Daylight IQ™ reduces 30-day hospital readmissions and premature mortality by more than 50%.

"As the immediate Past Chair of the Board of Governors of the American Health Care Association (AHCA), Mr. Pruitt and the PruittHealth organization enjoy a well-deserved reputation for providing exceptional care to the marketplace," noted Edward J. Tromczynski, Chief Executive Officer, COMS Interactive, LLC.  "The COMS team is pleased to be assisting another respected industry leader in their endeavor to further enhance the clinical care provided to the communities in which they serve."

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 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.

About PruittHealth  
Founded in 1969, PruittHealth provides management-related services for high quality health care providers throughout the Southeast. Known for its proactive performance improvement programs and holistic post-acute care services, PruittHealth's "commitment to caring" defines not only its services, but the culture in which its skilled network of dedicated providers work. With more than 200 service locations in Georgia, Florida, South Carolina, and North Carolina, the PruittHealth family of providers touches the lives of more than 24,000 patients each day through skilled nursing centers, home health and hospice agencies, assisted and independent living communities, institutional pharmacy and medical supply services, and programs in rehabilitation, nutrition, adult day care, community care, and care management.  For more information please visit pruitthealth.com.

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