PHOENIX--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Arete Pharmacy Network, LLC, the largest independent Pharmacy Services Administrative Organization (PSAO), has renewed and extended its strategic partnership with Pharmacy Quality Solutions (PQS)—reflecting the strength of a long-standing relationship between the two organizations. Through this partnership, member pharmacies are granted direct and seamless access to the EQuIPP platform from Arete Pharmacy Network’s Quality Center, a web-based toolkit for quality performance.
“The relationship with PQS underscores our commitment to provide necessary resources to help member pharmacies achieve the highest level of quality performance that is characteristic of our network,” Rob McMahan, chief executive officer of Arete Pharmacy Network, said. “As we work to support the efforts of our member pharmacies, we recognize that the value delivered by our portfolio of programs and services is complemented by innovative technology solutions like the EQuIPP Platform.”
“As we continue to see increased value being placed on quality outcomes, we are delighted to be working with Arete Pharmacy Network in its continued focus on improving quality measure performance by providing its affiliated pharmacies direct access to EQuIPP,” said Elliott M. Sogol, PhD, RPh, vice president professional relations at PQS. “We see this as an opportunity to partner collaboratively with both the staff at Arete Pharmacy Network and affiliated pharmacies to improve patient care and outcomes.”
About Arete Pharmacy Network
Arete Pharmacy Network serves independent community pharmacies through a portfolio of expanded tools and services designed to help pharmacies deliver quality care to their communities. With a core focus on managed care contracting and service excellence, Arete Pharmacy Network supports the effective management of the financial, quality, and operational aspects of pharmacy business. For more information, visit www.areterx.com.
About Pharmacy Quality Solutions, Inc. (PQS)
PQS is a joint venture between Pharmacy Quality Alliance (PQA) and Premier Inc. It was created to deliver EQuIPP™ (Electronic Quality Improvement Platform for Plans and Pharmacies), the nation’s first pharmacy-quality measurement, benchmarking and reporting platform. EQuIPP measures the quality of patient medication use, including non-adherence, and makes this measurement available and understandable. By aggregating data from multiple health plans within one performance database, EQuIPP enables community pharmacies to evaluate their performance across a broad range of patients. For more information, visit www.pharmacyquality.com.