ALBANY, N.Y., Jan. 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The New York State Health Facilities Association (NYSHFA) has signed a Preferred Partner Agreement with COMS Interactive, LLC (COMS). With the stated mission of assisting member organizations provide quality, accessible, efficient, continuum of health care and related services, the partnership with COMS is a natural extension of NYSHFA's product offerings. The three-year agreement will focus on improving clinical and financial outcomes for leading member facilities. The COMS flagship Disease Management software, Daylight IQ™, is used in both For Profit and Not for Profit 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 nursing team at the point of care, while facilitating enhanced communication between all parties. Daylight IQ™ training can be completed in less than two hours, immediately improving clinical and financial outcomes. "With over 60 years in the long-term care association marketplace, NYSHFA has routinely led the charge for providing products and services to member facilities for improving outcomes," noted Richard Herrick, President and Chief Executive Officer, NYSHFA. "The deployment of Daylight IQ™ has proven to reduce avoidable hospital re-admissions and enhance the overall quality of care provided by member organizations, while improving financial outcomes." Daylight IQ™ empowers clinical teams with information and technology resulting in caregivers providing better care for residents. A key component of Daylight IQ™ is the reduction in unnecessary hospital re-admissions by as much as 50%, a related decrease in premature mortality rates, and an increase in successful discharges. "As a recognized thought leader in the long-term care marketplace, NYSHFA is once again demonstrating a commitment of excellence to their membership," noted Edward J. Tromczynski, Chief Executive Officer, COMS Interactive. "We look forward to working with the NYSHFA team to facilitate bringing an enhanced level of care to the residents of their member facilities."