APhA Foundation announces new data aggregation and reporting tool

WASHINGTON — The American Pharmacists Association Foundation and software company IQware Solutions have teamed up to create core components of an IMPACT Healthcare Innovation Hub, a new data aggregation and reporting tool that will integrate clinical and economic data.

The secure web-based platform will include data collection, importing, analytics and reporting capabilities currently used in the foundation’s research projects. Using the hub, healthcare organizations will be able to produce a set of self-service reports using uploaded data that demonstrate the value of pharmacists’ patient care services as an efficient, cost-effective healthcare solution, APhA stated.

“We are pleased to have the opportunity to develop new tools to streamline data collection and reporting in a way that produces evidence of the impact pharmacists’ patient care services have on healthcare delivery and ultimately, patient health outcomes,” said Mindy Smith, APhA Foundation executive director.

“Privacy, confidentiality, reliability and security are of paramount importance to our research at the APhA Foundation and to our collaborators,” said Benjamin Bluml, APhA Foundation SVP, research and innovation. “One of the key reasons we selected IQware as our development partner is for the flexibility its secure, patented technology offers in developing an infrastructure that allows us to adapt to a continuously evolving marketplace as we work to expand our research and innovation enterprise to help invent a preferred future.”

Healthcare organizations who use the IMPACT Healthcare Information Hub will be able to collect, analyze, report and aggregate data depending on their needs. The software will allow the option to enter data directly into the system if an electronic medical record system is not in place, convert non-standardized formats into standardized data, or accommodate market standards for health information exchange if a standard EMR system is used.

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