MediScripts Launches Digital Innovation Integrating Peer Collaboration with Clinical Search -- Qology Connects Practitioners to Peers and Provides Access to Trusted Sources of Clinical Content to Help Improve Quality of Patient Care --
HASBROUCK HEIGHTS, N.J., Oct. 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- MediScripts, a clinical management solutions provider, launches its new digital innovation, Qology (www.askqology.com). Delivering on the MediScripts promise to help its customers work smart, Qology allows practitioners to build secure peer communities, find answers to clinical questions from trusted sources using an award-winning clinical search engine, and exchange and leverage knowledge in real time to help improve the quality of patient care.
"We are proud to introduce Qology and demonstrate how this professional search and social community can help healthcare practitioners improve the quality and value of patient care," said Erez Lapsker, MediScripts Chief Executive Officer. "For over 30 years, we have been trusted by practitioners as the leader in tamper-resistant prescription pads. Now, we are leveraging our industry expertise to offer a digital solution that delivers measureable impact."
Qology was developed to help practitioners find answers to clinical questions that arise from everyday interactions with patients while providing valuable resources for an active and engaged physician community. Clinical content available on Qology includes more than five million peer-reviewed journal articles and abstracts from PubMed, PubMed Central full-text articles, and evidence-based treatment protocols/guidelines from the Agency of Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ). Qology is a gated platform exclusively for healthcare practitioners, allowing members to feel confident they are interacting only with other licensed practitioners.
MediScripts conducted a two-phase Qology pilot program during which 35 physicians were granted limited access to preview the platform and provide structured feedback. Pilot results show that physicians averaged two unique visits per day, averaging 5 searches per week. In addition, of particular note is that 78% of all searches and 90% of all social discussions took place between the regular physician office hours of 8:00 am – 6:00 pm.
"The pilot program was overwhelmingly successful and proves that physicians are utilizing the platform to collaborate with peers to validate, refine and share clinical information," said Lapsker. "Through e-mail and telephone surveys, physicians reported that Qology's peer-to-peer interaction broadens knowledge and that the platform was easy to use. They also stated in the survey that they would invite their peers to join Qology."
For more information, to try a clinical search on Qology or to register, visit http://mediscripts.com/solutions/qology/.
MediScripts provides simple, easy to use clinical management solutions, supported by great service to help its customers work smart. Every solution that MediScripts provides delivers proven value and measureable impact to improve the quality and value of patient care. With over 30 years of industry leadership, MediScripts is a trusted provider of PhRMA Code compliant prescription pads and has expanded its solutions to include digital innovations such as Qology which integrates peer collaboration with clinical search. For more information, visit www.mediscripts.com.