IRVINE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--PrescribeWellness, the cloud-based services company whose mission is to empower the pharmacist’s ability to provide preventive healthcare services in their community, announces their membership to Pharmacy Quality Alliance (PQA), a non-profit organization that develops and implements medication-use and safety performance measures.
PQA is the recognized leader in the development of quality metrics related to safe and appropriate medication use, with many of their measures used by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services for the Medicare Part D and Medicare Advantage Prescription Drug Program.
“PQA is continuing to facilitate the transition to value-based models by establishing performance measurements to ensure the appropriate and safe medication use that stakeholders can be accountable for,” said Al Babbington, President and Chief Executive Officer of PrescribeWellness. “We are proud to be a member and excited to have the ability to collaborate with them.”
Through a licensing agreement with PQA, PrescribeWellness now has access to the technical specifications to ensure that PQA metrics used within its products and services are the most up-to-date and mirror those used in government programs.
“We work closely with our pharmacies to improve patient engagement and increase their Star Ratings,” continued Babbington. “Our clients will benefit from our alignment and engagement with PQA.”
Through its membership in PQA, PrescribeWellness now has the opportunity to actively participate in PQA’s Stakeholder Advisory Panels. “PrescribeWellness is looking forward to contributing its voice to developing new methods and refining existing ways that performance is measured,” shared Tony Thuyen, Co-Founder and Chief Strategy Officer of PrescribeWellness. “Being able to contribute into the strategy of how potential future Star measures are determined is an honor we’ll take seriously.”
About Pharmacy Quality Alliance (PQA)
Established in 2006, Pharmacy Quality Alliance (PQA) represents pharmacy providers, pharmacy benefit managers, health plans, academia, consumer advocates, community pharmacies, health technology vendors, pharmaceutical research and manufacturing companies, and other stakeholders interested in improving the quality of the medication-use system. PQA’s mission is to: Improve the quality of medication management and use across healthcare settings with the goal of improving patients’ health through a collaborative process to develop and implement performance measures and recognize examples of exceptional pharmacy quality. For more information about the Pharmacy Quality Alliance, please visit www.PQAalliance.org or contact us at 703-690-1987.
PrescribeWellness proprietary cloud-based platform is designed to educate and inspire better health. The platform empowers pharmacies and other healthcare professionals to provide more effective, preventive healthcare services, which improve medication adherence, chronic disease management, transitional care and population health. With data integration and behavioral science at the foundation, PrescribeWellness software solutions position the pharmacist at the center of community healthcare prevention. For more information please visit our website or email firstname.lastname@example.org.