Performance Data Date Range
The latest dataset was made available in EQuIPP™ as of Saturday, January 11, 2020. This dataset now includes 6-month performance information based off of prescription drug claims from June 1, 2019 through November 30, 2019.
NOTE: Year-To-Date (YTD) performance data date range: January 1, 2019 - November 30, 2019
Your Six Steps to Quality Improvement
1. Log into EQuIPP™
2. Access your data through the performance dashboard tab
3. Choose how you view your data (YTD or Rolling 6 MO)
4. Get insights into each measure by clicking the ‘Analyze performance’ button. This will show you your performance across many Quality Improvement Programs
5. Take action on the data by accessing your outliers and targeting those patients
6. View additional specific programs and performance when available through the My Programs tab
New! PQS Quality Corner Show Podcast
Jesse McCullough and Nick Dorich host the Quality Corner Show podcast which focuses on everything quality in the world of pharmacy and patient care. The series is available through all major podcast platforms. It can be directly accessed at https://pharmacyquality.buzzsprout.com/
or via the PQS website.
New episodes should be released on a weekly basis and it is encouraged to provide our hosts with feedback on topics, content, and potential guests for the podcast! Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to engage with the Quality Corner Show Podcast!
New! PQS eLearning Center Tests Your Knowledge on EQuIPP™ and Quality Improvement
PQS eLearning Center Tests Your Knowledge on EQuIPP™ and Quality Improvement
PQS and COREreadiness have teamed up to create a new pharmacist training course dedicated to the EQuIPP™ information management platform and pharmacy quality concepts. Take advantage of the PQS eLearning Center today.
Visit the PQS Learning Connection page for more information.
New! PQS Publishes Part 2 of Trend Report on Data Driven Insights and Performance Trends
Pharmacy Quality Solutions (PQS) has published online the second part to its industry trend report, entitled PQS Industry Trend Report 2019 Part 2: Data Driven Insights & Performance Trends.
This document focuses on understanding potential risk factors impacting medication-related quality measures. Each analysis contains the problem or question that was posed, the data that was used, the analytic methods, and findings with potential implications.
PQS Quality Corner Blog
The Quality Corner Blog is intended for our team to share important and timely messages regarding quality improvement initiatives. Our team welcomes our partners to share these updates in their newsletters and updates for community pharmacy. These topics may cover a broad range of discussions in pharmacy, as quality in pharmacy is more than adherence measures! We welcome topics for consideration as we add more content to the PQS Quality Corner Blog.
Quality Improvement Table for Pharmacies
Reminder: Access the Quality Improvement Program Table for each measure by clicking on the "Analyze Performance" button found beneath each performance score.
This table is found at the very bottom of the screen as you scroll down and displays program specific scores and details - including program goals, pharmacy performance percentile rank and program details (further details are found by hovering over the question mark icon next to the program name).
The Influenza Vaccination measurement period will be available with the measurement period beginning on June 1st continuing through measurement period to March 31st, 2020 (May 2020 EQuIPP™ release will represent the end of reporting for this measurement period).
Here's a few flu headlines to note: The Flu Season May Yet Turn Ugly, CDC Warns via the New York Times
The CDC Weekly Index ending 12/28/19 shows seasonal Influenza high and continues to increase.
Anticipated Immunization performance data date range: June 1, 2019 - December 31, 2019
NOTE: This will be the first month with flu immunization performance data for the 2019 – 2020 flu season
EQuIPP™ Educational Videos Now Available Within "Resources" Page
EQuIPP™ educational videos are a valuable tool in understanding your quality measures, and they are now available within the EQuIPP™ platform.
Click on the "Resources" tab in EQuIPP™ and scroll down to "New! EQuIPP™ Videos and Need to Know Information." Hit the "Read More" button to gain access.
UPDATES & REMINDERS
Access 20 EQuIPP™ educational videos by clicking here.