Three-year Agreement to Further Integrate Technology and Clinical Expertise
CLEVELAND and MINNEAPOLIS, July 26, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- COMS Interactive, also known as Clinical Outcomes Management Systems ("COMS") has selected Pathway Health Services ("Pathway") to further enhance the COMS system clinical expertise. The multi-faceted three-year agreement includes advancing clinical applications, products and services deployment, and ongoing consulting services.
As the leading Disease Management Software as a Service (SaaS) company, COMS is partnering with Pathway in order to extend its products and services in the long-term care marketplace. The initiative includes deeper market penetration, advancing COMS clinical Disease Management products, and leveraging Pathway's vast network of more than 170 clinicians.
An industry leader for the past 15 years, Pathway has been providing services to both For Profit and Not For Profit entities in the long-term care marketplace. The organization currently has over 6,000 active customers who enjoy all aspects of clinical support in providing care to skilled and long-term care residents. In parallel, the COMS flagship Disease Management software, Daylight IQ™, is used in leading skilled nursing and assisted living facilities and home care organizations nationwide. The product suite features a series of integrated, disease-based clinical protocols that significantly empower the entire care team including physicians, therapists, nurses, and nurse aides, and facilitates enhanced communication between all parties.
"We are certainly excited to be partnering with Pathway Health Services", noted Edward J. Tromczynski, Chief Executive Officer, COMS Interactive. "The primary focus of the highly clinical organization that the Pathway team has built offers tremendous potential to our rapidly expanding company."
The Daylight IQ™ product suite empowers clinical teams with information and technology at the point-of-care, significantly improved clinical capabilities, and directly increasing an organization's census with related improvements in financial outcomes. The key focus of Daylight IQ™ is the reduction in unnecessary hospital readmissions by as much as 50%, and a related decrease in premature mortality rates.
"The COMS Interactive platform allows us to significantly scale our market expertise," stated Deborah Schuna, Chief Executive Officer of Pathway Health Services. "This truly is a win/win scenario for both of our organizations as well as for our collective customer base, and we look forward to partnering with the COMS team."
Industry data shows that the average nursing facility, assisted living or home care resident has a complicated disease profile, many 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.
COMS Interactive, LLC deploys clinical 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 readmissions. Additional information regarding COMS Interactive and Daylight IQ™ is available at www.comsllc.com or by contacting COMS at #330.650.9900.
Founded in 1997, Pathway Health Services is a professional management, consulting, interim management, training and educational resource organization serving clients in the post-acute care industry. The professional staff has expertise in skilled nursing, assisted living, home health care and hospice―making Pathway a full-service post-acute advisory firm. Pathway Health Services has provided management, technical and educational support, and consulting services to over 6,000 clients throughout the United States. As a fully independent company, Pathway focuses on understanding and addressing their customers' needs. Additional information regarding Pathway Health Services is available at www.pathwayhealth.com or by contacting the corporate office at #877.777.5463.
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