PQS and PrescribeWellness Partner: Bring Actionable Data to Pharmacists to Improve Star Related Quality Measurements
October 22, 2014
(Springfield, Virginia) – Pharmacy Quality Solutions (PQS), the provider of EQuIPP, the web-based platform that provides performance data to health plans and community pharmacy organizations, announced today their partnership with PrescribeWellness, the SaaS, cloud-based platform that delivers efficient patient communications and actionable solutions to community pharmacists.
The partnership will combine the robustness of the PQS EQuIPP platform with the PrescribeWellness Patient Engagement Center. Together, they will provide customers a value-based, quality-focused environment where pharmacists can take action and improve the scores and quality measurements that categorize them in the health care industry.
The synergy of the EQuIPP and PrescribeWellness platforms allows pharmacists, whether in a large community pharmacy organization or an independent community pharmacy, to connect to resources that help them take action to improve specific, performance metrics. This will also allow for single sign-on, providing more information with less navigation.
“PQS is committed to helping health plans and pharmacies by providing consistent and reliable measurement and reporting on key medication-use measures, “ said David Nau, CEO of PQS. “Yet, it is important for us to partner with leading class vendors, such as PrescribeWellness, to identify and take action on by proactively addressing and improving medication adherence and patient health.”
The integration of PrescribeWellness technology will allow for reporting on 100 percent of a pharmacy’s star-related population, so specific action can be taken toward those patients that are negatively affecting a pharmacy’s performance. This means every single patient in your database, not just statistics surrounding select plans or meds, but every patient, every med and every plan. Missed clinical refills and interruptions to therapy will be recognized immediately and addressed, and resolved, with the push of a button.
“These EQuIPP reports are essential to keeping your finger on the pulse of how your patients are performing, said PrescribeWellness Co-Founder Tony Thuyen. “Clients have been coming to us for years with their EQuIPP reports asking what can I do about them, how can I improve them?”
“This partnership provides next-step solutions for changing and improving performance. Yes, there is something pharmacists can do about Star Ratings, and it’s so much easier than you think,” added Thuyen.
“As we continue to see more performance networks emerge, we need to be able to measure data and take positive action, “said Al Babbington, President and CEO at PrescribeWellness. “This partnership with PQS is the one-two punch to any pharmacy organization wanting to be relevant in the future.“
About Pharmacy Quality Solutions and EQuIPP™
Pharmacy Quality Solutions (PQS) is a joint venture of the Pharmacy Quality Alliance and CECity. It’s primary service, EQuIPP™, is a performance information management platform that makes unbiased performance data available to health plans and community pharmacy organizations. EQuIPP™ brings standardization to the measurement of the quality of medication use and makes this information accessible and easy to understand.
To learn more about PQS, please visit www.pharmacyquality.com