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PointClickCare Strengthens Commitment to Clinical Transparency and Quality Outcomes with Acquisition of COMS Interactive

October 8, 2018

SAN DIEGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct 8, 2018--AMERICAN HEALTHCARE ASSOCIATION (AHCA/NCAL) ANNUAL CONVENTION –PointClickCare Technologies, the leading cloud-based software vendor for the long-term and post-acute care (LTPAC) and senior living market, today announced an enhanced commitment to delivering evidence-based clinical support tools to help providers prepare effectively for an evolving value-based payment environment including the Patient Driven Payment Model (PDPM). Together, PointClickCare and COMS deliver a seamless, unified solution that will significantly improve providers’ capability to demonstrate quality clinical processes, reduce unnecessary re-hospitalizations, and achieve better referral relationships.

With a fast-approaching deadline to comply with PDPM requirements, providers today are seeking to leverage meaningful insights, which can be used to assess current resident care needs, resident experiences, and desired outcomes, as well as reimbursement changes once PDPM is implemented. PointClickCare is fully committed to ensuring that its platform and solutions are evolving to help customers maintain regulatory compliance and collect payments in a timely manner.

“Almost every provider is evaluating its PDPM preparedness strategy and its overall plan to outperform competition in the face of narrowing networks. The winning strategy will benefit from the adoption of effective technology solutions,” said Brian Buys, RN, director, product management, PointClickCare. “Through the integration of COMS in our clinical product, together with other efforts, we are delivering a single source for standardized, evidence-based content as well as advanced insights and analytics, all of which are critical to PDPM and other value-based payment models.”

COMS has become a wholly-owned subsidiary of PointClickCare and will continue to operate as an independent brand to develop, promote, and offer its evidence-based standard clinical protocol tools across multiple electronic health record platforms in the post-acute care market.

“At COMS, we are excited to launch this new chapter for our employees, partners, and customers,” said Bill Stuart, president and chief executive officer, COMS Interactive. “Together with PointClickCare, we are well-positioned to meet the clinical and operational imperatives confronting our customers as the industry transforms from volume to value. As leading vendors, we see the need to evolve from offering data capture to driving insights for better outcomes through fully integrated channels.”

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About PointClickCare Technologies PointClickCare Technologies Inc., helps long-term and post-acute care (LTPAC) and senior living providers gain the confidence they need to navigate the new realities of value-based healthcare – achieving preferred status in competitive and shrinking networks, optimizing financial and operational health, attracting and retaining the right staff, and connecting to the right partners and insights needed to effectively manage and mitigate risk. Recognized by Forbes as one of the Top 100 Private Cloud Companies and acknowledged by KLAS Research as Best in KLAS Vendor for Long-term Care, PointClickCare leads the way in creating cloud-based environments where providers, patients, and payers eliminate data silos between care settings, connecting stakeholders to meaningful insights. With a suite of fully-integrated applications powered by an interoperable, mobile friendly, and regulatory-compliant electronic health record and revenue cycle management platform, PointClickCare helps care providers connect and collaborate within their care network. Over 16,000 skilled nursing facilities, senior living communities, and home health agencies use PointClickCare today, making it the North American healthcare IT market leader for the LTPAC industry. For more information on PointClickCare’s software solutions, please visit www.pointclickcare.com.

About COMS Interactive COMS Interactive is advancing Post-Acute Care through quality improvement. COMS is focused on providing the platform for standard, evidence-based clinical care content. Built with over 20 years of research, COMS has 58 disease-specific, evidence-based Care Guides and assessments that guide and empower nurses. COMS ensures everyone involved – from doctors and nurses to corporate management and insurers – have complete visibility. Changing the overall face of quality, one resident at a time. For more information, visit www.comsinteractive.com.

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CONTACT: PointClickCare

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