Performance Data Date Range
The latest dataset was made available in EQuIPP® as of Saturday August 14, 2021. This dataset now includes 6-month performance information based off of prescription drug claims from January 1, 2021 through June 30, 2021.
YTD Date Range: January 1, 2021 - June 30, 2021
Both measurement periods will display the same performance data for this refresh.
Influenza Immunization Date Range:
June 1, 2021 – June 30, 2021
Influenza Performance Update:
The Influenza Vaccination measure is now available. The data will reflect immunizations provided between June 1, 2021 and March 31, 2022. This performance data available is anticipated to resume and will be hosted by the Humana Quality Network.
The CDC reports flu activity was unusually low throughout the 2020-2021 flu season both in the United States and globally, despite high levels of testing. During September 28, 2020–May 22, 2021 in the United States, 1,675 (0.2%) of 818,939 respiratory specimens tested by U.S.
Current Influenza Immunization performance data date range: June 1, 2021 - June 31, 2021
For more Immunization Measure information including an educational video and user
guide, please visit our website at https://www.pharmacyquality.com/immunizations/
PQS Quality Corner Show Podcast
PQS Quality Corner Show Highlights Equitable Access to Medications and Pharmacist Services
The following PQS Quality Corner Show talks with Stacey Emmons, PharmD, Director, Patient Outcomes Performance at Walgreen Co. Listen using the links below:
The PQS Quality Corner Show podcast focuses on everything quality in the world of pharmacy and patient care. The series is available through all major podcast platforms. Visit https://pharmacyquality.buzzsprout.com/ or via the PQS website.
Pharmacy Quality Solutions and Humana Achieve Noteworthy Success in Diabetes Outcomes Pilot, Catalyzing Program Expansion
Humana and PQS expands EQuIPP® platform-based program regionally in 2021, enabling more pharmacists to provide enhanced support to patients in managing their diabetes goals.
Click to read the full press release.
Pharmacy Quality Solutions Welcomes Todd Sega as New Chief Executive Officer
PQS announced that the Company’s Board of Directors appointed Todd Sega as Chief Executive Officer, effective May 15, 2021. Todd Sega takes over leadership of the Company from former CEO, Jeff Newell, who retired this month
Click to read the full press release.
PQS Trend Report in Pharmacy Quality 2020
Pharmacy Quality Solutions (PQS) has released its latest trend report that tracks trends and comfort levels that have changed among consumers, pharmacies and payers from 2019 to 2020 as it relates to pharmacist-provided services and value-based performance programs.
The four-section report covers consumer perceptions, pharmacy readiness for outcomes-based measurement, payer challenges and opportunities with performance improvement, and the special report on Covid-19 Testing and Treatment Insights that was previously released in May of 2020.
Download the new 2020 Trend Report in Pharmacy Quality.
Pharmacy Quality Solutions PQA Presents Continuing Education Opportunity for Pharmacists
A new @PQAAlliance continuing education program provides 15 accredited hours of advanced training on Medication Use Quality for pharmacists, pharmacy technicians, nurses and physicians. Available online now. 50% discount for PQA members.
PQS eLearning Center Tests Your Knowledge on EQuIPP® and Quality ImprovementPQS 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.
PQS Quality Corner BlogPQS answered your EQuIPP® Questions in July. The Quality Corner blog post this month answers some great questions from attendees during Q&A sessions of our recent EQuIPP® webinars. Go check out the July Quality Corner blogpost.
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.
More EQuIPP® Webinars are Coming!
Don't worry if you missed our latest webinar! PQS will continue hosting EQuIPP® webinars. Keep an eye on your inbox for emails for our next event and how to register.
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).
EQuIPP® Educational Videos Now Available Within "Resources" PageEQuIPP® 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 & REMINDERSPQS News
Access 20 EQuIPP® educational videos by clicking here.