CAHF Names COMS Interactive as a Preferred Partner

Daylight IQ™ Recognized as Innovative Disease Management Solution

SACRAMENTO, Calif., July 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The California Association of Health Facilities (CAHF) has recognized COMS Interactive, LLC (COMS or Clinical Outcomes Management Solutions) as a Preferred Partner.  CAHF fosters partnerships with key products and service providers to offer comprehensive programs to members which support the CAHF Mission Statement and CAHF activities.  The agreement between CAHF and COMS is a three year exclusive partnership specifically focused on improving clinical and financial outcomes.

The COMS Disease Management Software, Daylight IQ™, is used in progressive 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 care team including physicians, therapists, nurses, and nurse aides, and facilitates enhanced communication between all parties.  The initial Daylight IQ™ training can be completed in less than two hours, immediately improving clinical results and providing positive tangible financial outcomes.

"Clinical care organizations throughout the country are searching for ways to improve the healthcare provided to their residents/patients and reduce unnecessary returns to hospital," noted Joseph Diaz, CAHF Regional Director.  "By educating our members about the benefits of disease management we are providing them with a progressive COMS solution to extend their level of clinical expertise.  As a result, a higher quality of care is now available to California residents."

Deployment of Daylight IQ™ empowers clinical teams with information and technology at the point of care.  This results in the caregiver's ability to provide better care, directly increasing an organization's census and the accompanying enhanced revenue opportunities.  A key component of the Daylight IQ™ product suite is the reduction in unnecessary hospital readmissions by as much as 50%, a related decrease in premature mortality rates, and an increase in successful discharges.

"As the undisputed leader in the national healthcare marketplace, CAHF continues to be on the forefront of clinical and technical advancements," noted Edward J. Tromczynski, Chief Executive Officer, COMS Interactive. "In light of recent and pending legislation regarding reimbursement rates, the CAHF team has appropriately identified partners that improve both clinical and financial outcomes.  We look forward to working with CAHF to strengthen this segment of the continuum of care for years to come."

Industry data shows 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 progression 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 or affliction.

About CAHF  

The California Association of Health Facilities (CAHF) is a non-profit professional association founded in 1950 to serve as a statewide organization for long-term care providers.  The Association and its members are dedicated to improving the quality of long-term healthcare in California through educational programs and proactive advocacy with the Legislature and administrative agencies.  CAHF's membership is comprised of more than 1,250 licensed non-profit and proprietary health facilities serving a wide spectrum of needs in a variety of settings.  Visit www.cahf.org or call 916.441.6400 for additional information about CAHF.

About COMS Interactive, LLC

COMS Interactive, LLC deploys processes and systems that stabilize and improve resident health while increasing revenues 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.  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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