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APhA Foundation and IQware Solutions announce partnership for new data integration and analytics

Expanded research capabilities will leverage the value of pharmacists’ patient care services

WASHINGTON, DC – The American Pharmacists Association (APhA) Foundation and software company IQware Solutions announce a new partnership 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 successful 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.

The hub will enable the Foundation to build upon its rich history of research outcomes showing the value of pharmacists’ patient care services through a rapid, comprehensive analysis of data to collaborating stakeholders. “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 Senior Vice President, 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 (EMR) 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.

“We are confident that the unique attributes of the IQware architecture will provide the APhA Foundation with the information technology platform needed to lead the pharmacy profession into a new future and are proud to be a partner,” said Donald L. Seddon, President of IQware Solutions, LLC.

About the American Pharmacists Association Foundation

The APhA Foundation, a nonprofit organization based in Washington, D.C., is a trusted source of research demonstrating how pharmacists can improve health care. The APhA Foundation’s mission is to improve people’s health through pharmacists’ patient care services. The APhA Foundation is affiliated with the American Pharmacists Association, the national professional society of pharmacists in the U.S. For more information, please visit the APhA Foundation website Follow the APhA Foundation on Twitter and Facebook for the latest updates.

About IQware Solutions

Answering the call for an all-new method for software development, IQware created a patented (US #7,322,028, others pending), revolutionary process that removed coding and scripting from the equation. Since its initial release in 2007, the IQware Development Platform has evolved to include the necessary intelligence to deploy new applications in response to events. Innovation continues to ensure IQware delivers solutions that enable healthcare organizations to capitalize on big data by securing all data in motion against external and internal threats with 24x7 availability, and the ability to change applications on the fly, adding/changing functionality even when systems are in use. For more information, please visit the IQware website