DURHAM, N.C., May 1, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, Kmart® pharmacies announced that it is implementing Pharmacy Quality Solutions' EQuIPP™ information-management platform to aid its network of pharmacies to track quality performance metrics and to enhance patient-centered care and clinical outcomes.
"We are excited at the opportunity to have our pharmacists fully understand the impact that they have on patient care by utilizing the EQuIPP platform," says Phil Keough, president, Kmart Pharmacy. "Our pharmacists have a commitment to the highest standards of quality and look forward to partnering more closely with health plans that are seeking better quality for their members."
Kmart pharmacists are prepared to move forward with the shift to quality-focused pharmacy networks and outcome-driven payment models that are innovating the industry.
"I'm committed to providing our member patients the best possible care when they put their trust in me," said Brad Lawson, Kmart pharmacist. "And I'm excited about this new technology which will allow me to improve my service to them every day."
Through EQuIPP, Kmart pharmacies will be able to track their performance on numerous quality measures that are important to health plans. This includes triple-weighted quality measures for Medicare Part D plans as well as medication adherence rates included in the new Quality Rating System for health insurance exchanges. Pharmacists can also identify patients with quality-related care gaps to support efforts to optimize the quality of services for their patients.
"Measuring performance is powerful in transforming the quality of the medication-use system, but only if pharmacies have access to standard dashboards that objectively reflect how they compare against meaningful quality measures," says David Nau, president, Pharmacy Quality Solutions. "Our goal is to accelerate this transformation by making EQuIPP services broadly available so we can rapidly move from measurement to improvement."
Kmart, a wholly owned subsidiary of Sears Holdings Corporation, is a mass merchandising company and part of Shop Your Way®, a social shopping experience where members have the ability to earn points and receive benefits across a wide variety of physical and digital formats through shopyourway.com. Kmart offers customers quality products through a portfolio of exclusive brands that include Jaclyn Smith, Joe Boxer, Route 66 and Smart Sense. For more information visit the company's website at www.kmart.com | Sears Holdings Corporation website at www.searsholdings.com | Facebook: www.facebook.com/kmart
About Pharmacy Quality Solutions
Pharmacy Quality Solutions (PQS) is a joint venture of the Pharmacy Quality Alliance and CECity. Its primary service, EQuIPP™, is a performance information management platform that makes unbiased quality-related data available to health plans and community pharmacy organizations. EQuIPP™ brings standardization to the measurement of the quality of medication use and makes this information accessible and easy to understand. For more information, go to www.pharmacyquality.com or www.EQuIPP.org
Source: Pharmacy Quality Solutions
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