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SOURCE COMS Interactive, LLC
New Product Module Integrates Nutrition, Medication and Disease Management
CLEVELAND, Feb. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- COMS Interactive, LLC (also known as "Clinical Outcomes Management Systems" or "COMS") is the leading provider of disease care management solutions in the post-acute market. The company has introduced an additional software module, Nutrition IQ™, further extending the Daylight IQ™ product suite offering for current and future customers.
A key component of Daylight IQ™, Nutrition IQ™ integrates the principles of disease management with nutrition management, and identifies potential problems between nutrition and medication regimens. The average Skilled Nursing resident requires twelve medications daily following acute-care treatment. Numerous side and/or adverse effects of medications complicate clinical care and can be further compounded by conflicting or neutralizing nutritional intake. Nutrition IQ™ provides a guided process for stabilizing the health of each resident by better understanding the effects of daily nutrition.
"This latest addition to Daylight IQ™ extends the already comprehensive solution and serves to further enhance our organization's strategic advantage," noted Prentice Thompson, Chief Executive Officer, Foundation Health Services. "The coordination of disease management, medication management and nutrition management represents another step in improving the overall quality of care for our residents and the accompanying reduction in unnecessary hospital readmissions."
In an effort to provide disease management tools focused on reducing skilled resident readmission rates, COMS developed the Daylight IQ™ product suite. The Software as a Service (SaaS) platform includes various clinical modules that manage pertinent elements of each resident's health profile. Current modules include Med IQ™, which manages medication side effects as part of an integrated care process and Censys IQ™, which communicates clinical outcomes to key referral sources as part of a multi-faceted marketing program.
"Nutrition IQ™ identifies potential issues which assist physicians, nurses, pharmacists or dietitians to develop appropriate dietary plans," commented Edward J. Tromczynski, Chief Executive Officer, COMS Interactive. "This latest enhancement to Daylight IQ™ is in direct response to the needs of post-acute residents."
The Daylight IQ™ online Care Guide Library presents up-to-date clinical information, signs, symptoms, and targeted outcomes. A configurable Nursing Assessment matches the dynamic Disease Profile for each resident, while a proprietary Rules Engine analyzes every resident's vital signs and clinical data points. Daylight IQ™ highlights abnormal findings and provides the nursing team with appropriate interventions and/or physician communication. The open architecture of the Daylight IQ™ product suite ensures easy interfacing with other Electronic Medical Record (EMR) and nursing facility applications.
"Nutrition IQ™ is an excellent enhancement to the COMS product offering and represents another valuable tool in our ongoing efforts to improve the quality of care we provide to our residents," stated Aaron Baker, Principal and Administrator, The Campus of Anna Maria of Aurora. "The Daylight IQ™ platform continues to be a major component of our strategic initiatives."
Industry data confirms the average skilled nursing 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 330.650.9900 or www.comsllc.com.
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