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Valley West Care Center Deploys Innovative Disease Management System to Enhance Resident Quality of Care


Published: January 11, 2012 • By: Lloyd Green Jr, Editor

Residents at Valley West Care Center participate in Daily Acitivites. (Photo Courtesy of www.valleywestcc.com)

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Riverside Health Care, a leading long-term care provider, has selected COMS Interactive, LLC, to enhance its skilled nursing facilities’ clinical care programs. The COMS (Clinical Outcomes Management Solutions) flagship product, Daylight IQ™, is a core component of Riverside Health Care’s disease management program. The installation of Daylight IQ™ has been completed at Delta Rehabilitation & Care Center, in Lodi, CA; Paradise Skilled Nursing, in Paradise, CA; and at Valley West Care Center, located in Williams, CA.

The only true disease management product on the market, the Daylight IQ™ Software as a Service (SaaS) product features a series of integrated, disease-based clinical protocols that significantly empower the entire care team by identifying changes in condition at the bedside. Daylight IQ™ highlights abnormal findings and provides the nursing team with appropriate interventions and/or physician communication. Early detection of such changes allows the care team to quickly address/remedy potential additional health challenges.

“As a leader in the long-term care market, we are constantly searching to identify new methods to provide the best possible care for all of our residents,” stated Terry Bane, President, Riverside Health Care. “Daylight IQ™ has a proven track record of helping clinical teams improve the residents’ quality of care and maintain their quality of life, while reducing unnecessary re-hospitalization. We could not ask for a better outcome for those in our care.”

The Daylight IQ™ product suite focuses upon improving quality of care by closely tracking changes in condition and initiating appropriate clinical interventions. Key features 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. An important component of the Daylight IQ™ program is reducing unnecessary hospital readmissions by more than 50%.

“Given today’s economic climate and the current state of the healthcare industry, hospitals are increasingly looking to partner with progressive facilities in extending care for their patients,” noted Edward J. Tromczynski, Chief Executive Officer, COMS Interactive, LLC. “By providing this additional offering of Daylight IQ™, Riverside Health Care is improving the overall quality of life of their residents in each facility, and COMS is proud to partner with them.”

Industry data shows that the average nursing home resident has a complicated disease 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. ■

 

 

Lloyd Green Jr, Editor

About Lloyd Green Jr, Editor

Is the Owner, Publisher, Editor, and Reporter of the Williams Pioneer Review. Committed to publishing the news of our Community, Lloyd has been the owner of the Williams Pioneer Review since 2010. To contact Lloyd about this article or future articles, please email him at lloyd@colusacountynews.net