Enhancing Care to Residents by Reducing Avoidable Hospital Re-admissions
Published: Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2012 – 5:32 am
LOUISVILLE, Ky., Nov. 13, 2012 — /PRNewswire/ — Statewide Insurance Services (SIS), a subsidiary of the Kentucky Association of Health Care Facilities (KAHCF), has signed a Preferred Partner Agreement with COMS Interactive, LLC (COMS). Given SIS’s objective of helping KAHCF members enhance the quality of resident care by reducing unnecessary re-hospitalizations, the partnership with COMS is a natural extension of the association’s membership services. The three-year agreement focuses on improving clinical and financial outcomes for each member facility.
The COMS flagship Disease Management software, Daylight IQ™, is used in leading 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 care team including physicians, therapists, nurses, and nurse aides, and facilitates enhanced communication between all parties. The initial Daylight IQ™ training can be completed in less than two hours, immediately improving clinical results and providing positive tangible financial outcomes.
“With almost 60 years representing long-term care providers in Kentucky, it is incumbent upon us to offer products and services to KAHCF members which facilitate the continued improvement of clinical and financial outcomes,” noted Ruby Jo Lubarsky, President, SIS and KAHCF. “In light of various Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) mandates, it is critical that our member organizations identify ways to reduce unnecessary re-hospitalizations, and the Daylight IQ™ bedside technology will help our member organizations achieve this goal.”
Daylight IQ™ empowers clinical teams with information and technology at the point of care. This results 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 the eighth State Association partnering with COMS, we commend SIS and KAHCF management for their thought leadership and strong advocacy for implementing progressive clinical solutions,” noted Edward J. Tromczynski, Chief Executive Officer, COMS Interactive. “KAHCF plays a key role in supporting member facilities’ clinical excellence, and we look forward to working with the KAHCF team and association membership.”
Industry data shows that the average skilled nursing facility resident has a complicated disease profile, with one primary disease and up to eight secondary diseases or afflictions. Over 70% of re-hospitalizations are due to the progression of secondary diseases or the onset of a new disease. By providing early detection of changes in condition, Daylight IQ™ highlights potential problems and offers caregivers the opportunity to respond, preventing further advancement of the illness.
Founded in 1954, the Kentucky Association of Health Care Facilities (KAHCF) represents proprietary and nonproprietary nursing facilities and personal care homes across the Commonwealth. An affiliate of the American Health Care Association, KAHCF provides a wide variety of services to member facilities including legislative and regulatory activities, professional development, statewide recognition programs, publications, media relations, research and advocacy relations. In order to meet the growing needs of the membership, Statewide Insurance Services (SIS) was incorporated in 1992 as a subsidiary of KAHCF. SIS provides association members with an array of insurance services as well as providing financial support to KAHCF through various Preferred Partners. For additional information, visit the KAHCF website atwww.kahcf.org or by calling #502.425.5000.
COMS Interactive, LLC deploys 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 atwww.comsllc.com or by contacting COMS at #330.650.9900.
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