Pharmacy Performance Measures and Quality of Care Improvement

Pharmacy performance measures allow the pharmacy to be more engaged in the patient's care that focuses on outcomes.

Pharmacy Times spoke with Micah Cost, PQA Chief Executive Officer, about why it is important to implement pharmacy performance measures for quality of care.

Cost: Well, whenever you look at the pharmacy performance measures again, it pulls up a more complete picture of the patient's journey. It creates a new access point for patients. And it also allows the pharmacy to be more engaged in the patient's care that focuses on outcomes. So it's a shift in healthcare that we've seen focusing on Person Centered Care and Outcomes Based Care. We've seen CMS make comments, really waving the flag and saying that those are priorities. And so these measures really are Person Centered, really bring pharmacies into the fold, and complete that picture of the patient's journey.