RALEIGH, N.C. and DURHAM, N.C., Aug. 23, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Ateb, Inc., the industry's leading provider of pharmacy-based patient care solutions, was one of two organizations selected to test four medication synchronization quality improvement indicators (QIIs) on behalf of the Pharmacy Quality Alliance (PQA) in order to enhance medication synchronization programs through improved workflow and process efficiencies.
Ateb's talented Analytics Team assisted in the feasibility and validity testing of the performance indicators facilitating PQA's approval of four new Quality Improvement Indicators (QIIs). These new measurements will enable pharmacists to increase patient engagement by aligning medication refills to help patients manage their chronic conditions.
"We are committed to support and drive industry initiatives such as the QIIs, by utilizing our big data, and predictive analytics platform to test key performance measures. Through a true collaboration, we can enhance the industry's overall quality measurement system which uniquely positions pharmacies to become a vital resource to improve medication adherence and provide affordable, effective health care to patients," stated Frank Sheppard, President and CEO of Ateb.
To successfully help patients achieve better outcomes, the pharmacy must be able to identify which patients need what intervention and when. As demonstrated by the QIIs initiative, Ateb's analytics and measurement platform provides the ability to report and leverage the tremendous amount of data available to pharmacy and enable them to utilize it effectively, and demonstrate the connectivity between adherence and improved healthcare outcomes.
With over one million patients enrolled in Ateb's Time My Meds®, medication synchronization solution, Ateb enables its pharmacy partners to convert their practices to a proactive workflow and transition to the Appointment Based Model (ABM); which increases patient engagement and predicts when patients on chronic medications will visit the pharmacy for their prescription refills, thereby, improving workflow and inventory management.
"Research related to medication synchronization has shown these programs are becoming one of community pharmacies' best practices," said PQA Executive Director Laura Cranston. "Medication synchronization programs are intended to improve patient adherence to chronic medications. These quality improvement indicators will help pharmacies to assess improvement points inside of their med sync operations to make their programs even better."
Several Ateb executives contribute to a number of PQA's Stakeholder Advisory Panels and are actively involved on the following PQA Measure Development Teams; Use of Patient Satisfaction Survey following CMR Completion, Hospital and/or ED Utilization Related to ADEs, Specific Drug Therapy Problem (DTP) Resolution and Polypharmacy. In addition, Ateb's Executive Healthcare Strategist, Rebecca Chater, serves as co-chair on the PQA Immunization Task Force.
About Ateb, Inc.
Ateb is the trusted source for independent and chain pharmacies seeking measurable pharmacy-based patient care solutions that improve pharmacy performance and patient outcomes. www.ateb.com.
About Pharmacy Quality Alliance
PQA represents pharmacy providers, pharmacy benefit managers, health plans, community pharmacies, pharmaceutical research and manufacturing companies interested in improving the quality of the medication-use system. www.PQAalliance.org.
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