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Laurel Health Care To Deploy COMS Interactive Disease Management Program

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." 

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