Laurel Health Care to Deploy COMS Interactive Disease Management Program

Will Leverage Daylight IQ™ Product Suite to Reduce Avoidable Hospitalization

WESTERVILLE, Ohio, April 9, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Laurel Health Care Company (Laurel), a leading long-term care organization, has selected Daylight IQ™, the COMS Interactive (Clinical Outcomes Management System or COMS) product suite, as a key component of its disease management program The team will be deploying Daylight IQ™ at thirty-three facilities in the several states/communities in which Laurel serves.

A Software as a Service (SaaS) product, Daylight IQ™ features integrated, disease-based clinical protocols that significantly empower each facility's clinical team by identifying changes in condition at the point of care.  Daylight IQ™ highlights abnormal findings and provides the Laurel nursing staff with appropriate interventions and/or physician communication.

"The primary focus of our disease management strategy is to provide the best possible care and reduce unnecessary hospital re-admissions for our residents," noted Roger Obenauf, Vice President, Business Development.  "As a leader in the long-term care market, we have a responsibility to continually identify methods to enhance care and improve the quality of life enjoyed by our residents.  Fortified with Daylight IQ™, we are able to more completely achieve this objective."

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%.

"Given the current state of the healthcare industry, hospitals are partnering with progressive facilities to extend superior care for patients," noted Edward J. Tromczynski, Chief Executive Officer, COMS Interactive, LLC.  "Recognized as a thought leader, Laurel Health Care continues to improve clinical outcomes, and COMS is pleased to partner with Laurel on this initiative." 

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 Laurel Health Care Company
Laurel Health Care Company is a national provider of skilled nursing, rehabilitation, sub-acute and assisted living services dedicated to one simple principle - achieving the highest standards of care and caring.  Laurel achieve this goal in partnership with residents and families, their associates and the communities they serve. 

At Laurel Health Care, caring is more than providing excellent medical and resident services - it's also treating each resident with the utmost dignity, respect and compassion.  The Laurel skilled nursing and rehabilitation centers provide both short-term and long-term residents with comprehensive health-care services in a comfortable, home-like environment that promotes the highest level of independence and life quality.  For additional information, contact Laurel Health Care at 614.794.8800 or at www.laurelhealth.com.

About COMS Interactive, LLC
COMS Interactive, LLC partners with twelve 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, 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 a COMS representative at #330.650.9900.

SOURCE COMS Interactive

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