ASHP Releases Ambulatory Care Data Reporting App and Dashboard

ASHP recently released its Pharmacy Ambulatory Care Tracker reporting app and dashboard, which allows pharmacists to easily record all patient encounters on their smartphones or tablets.

PRESS RELEASE

BETHESDA, Md.‹ASHP recently released its

Pharmacy Ambulatory Care Tracker (PACT)

reporting app and dashboard, which allows pharmacists to easily record all patient encounters on their smartphones or tablets and report their data to a customizable dashboard.

The

PACT app

, which is available for free download by individual pharmacists, collects patient care data. When combined with the subscription-based online PACT Dashboard, the PACT app generates comprehensive reports that demonstrate to healthcare administrators and other stakeholders how pharmacists in ambulatory care settings improve patient outcomes and reduce costs.

Developed by pharmacists for pharmacists, the PACT app allows practitioners to quickly and easily log the full details of patient encounters and interventions, maintaining a dynamic, ongoing record of care. The app tracks pharmacists¹ patient encounters across 37 different disease states and then aggregates the data into a subscription-based dashboard. Pharmacy directors and administrators can use the PACT Dashboard data to track staff performance and determine which interventions and treatments improve patient outcomes.

³This new product is a real game changer for patient care as well as for ambulatory care pharmacy teams and healthcare administrators across the U.S.,² said Carol Wolfe, ASHP Vice President, Publications and Drug Information Systems. She added that the PACT app and accompanying dashboard meet a unique need in the marketplace for both individualized and aggregated data about pharmacists¹ patient care services in ambulatory settings.

Wolfe noted that

studies show

that when patients can access the services of ambulatory care pharmacists, physician time is saved, and clinical and economic outcomes improve. ³This powerful new tool helps pharmacists measure patient care trends over time, thus helping to ensure that patients meet their health-related goals,² she said.

PACT features five levels of patient care complexity based on

SNOMED CT codes

(a clinical coding nomenclature that contains more than 300,000 codes to document patient care in the electronic health record). These ongoing records allow for comprehensive, patient-anonymous reports that give unprecedented insight into the work that pharmacists do and the impact of their ambulatory care pharmacy services.

The PACT Dashboard also offers a wide variety of data features and analysis capabilities, including the ability to:

  • Sort and view trend data by 30-day, 60-day, or custom time periods.
  • View total encounters, transitions of care, and total intervention.
  • View levels of care for all encounters.
  • View ³Patient at Goal² data for all 37 disease states that can be logged on the PACT app.
  • View performance data for individual pharmacist connections to evaluate by pharmacist, level of care provided, and time spent per patient.

The free PACT app can be downloaded onto

iOS

and

Android

devices. The

PACT Dashboard

is offered as a 30-day trial for pharmacy directors and administrators and is available to users who purchase a subscription based on the number of staff using the app. For more information, visit the

PACT webpage

, access the

FAQ page

,

attend a webinar

, or watch the

video overview

. If you are with the media and wish to review the PACT app, please contact

Chris Jezowski

.