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Convene With PQA Members

PQA’s 2023 calendar is full of opportunities to engage in our work and advance the quality of medication use.  PQA meetings and convening events are just one example of how members can engage with the wide array of health care stakeholders from across our membership.

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2023 Outlook: Insights on Pharmacy, Medication Use and High-Quality, Value-Based Care

It’s a new year and there are several big things on the horizon to keep an eye on in pharmacy, medication use and high-quality, value-based care.

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Five for Friday January 13: Celebrating Success in Advancing Medication Use Quality

PQA published the second edition of the PQA Social Determinants of Health Resource Guide this week. The expanded guide profiles 32 SDOH services, including 12 new services and updates to nine initiatives from the first edition.

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Opportunities in 2023

PQA’s 2023 calendar is shaping up to be full of opportunities for members to engage in our work and advance the quality of medication use. PQA is building on the momentum we gained in 2022, and there will be many opportunities to engage in our:

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PQA Appoints New Members to Serve on MUP and QMEP

PQA has appointed individuals from member organizations to serve on the 2023 PQA Measure Update Panel (MUP) and Quality Metrics Expert Panel (QMEP).

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PQA's Top 5 Blogs of 2022

PQA has published nearly 90 blogs this year, providing insights and updates on our work to improve medication use quality. As we close out 2022, here’s a look back at the top five blogs of the year.

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Prioritizing Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at PQA

PQA is dedicated to improving safe, effective and appropriate medication use and addressing issues that impact a person’s ability to access and use medications. Many of those issues are driven by inequities in our society and health care system.

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Five for Friday December 16: Celebrating Success in Advancing Medication Use Quality

This year, PQA convened its members and stakeholders to advance our work on pharmacy performance measures and oral anticancer medication (OAM) use quality. As we move into 2023, PQA will continue to drive innovative measures and quality strategies.

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Pharmacy Measures and Policy Considerations for Pharmacy Practice

There are several important policy issues that could impact pharmacists’ ability to positively affect the quality of care for patients through the use of pharmacy performance measures.

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Five for Friday December 2: Celebrating Success in Advancing Medication Use Quality

PQA members are currently voting on one measure up for endorsement and four measures for retirement.

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Five For Friday November 18: Celebrating Success in Advancing Medication Use Quality

PQA will host an all-member webinar on Thursday, December 1, from 1:00-2:00 p.m. ET, to discuss the measures up for endorsement and retirement consideration.

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Five For Friday November 4: Celebrating Success in Advancing Medication Use Quality

We are excited to host members next week at the 2022 PQA Leadership Summit. This year we will explore quality and value in medication use from patient, provider, purchaser, payer and industry perspectives.

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Quality Essentials Review: Evaluating Persistence to Basal Insulin

The PQA Quality Essentials Webinar seriesprovides education on the fundamentals of quality measurement, which is important for effective measure implementation and performance, and information about where and how PQA quality measures are used. 

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Disparities in Oncology

PQA offers a variety of student and professional programs, including a Masters of Public Health (MPH) Practicum Program, which provides internship opportunities and field experience to MPH students across all public health disciplines. The program’s foundation begins with the applicant’s interests to foster skill development in health services research methods, quality measurement, research communications and diverse stakeholder engagement.

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Q&A with PQA Director of Performance Measurement Ben Shirley

PQA’s talented staff is dedicated to improving medication safety, adherence and appropriate use. As experts in measure development, research, education and convening, they lead the implementation of PQA’s quality initiatives to support better medication use and high-quality care. This blog is one in a series profiling PQA's staff.

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Five For Friday October 21: Celebrating Success in Advancing Medication Use Quality

PQA is launching a national initiative to prioritize research and measurement strategies to improve the quality of care for individuals using oral anticancer medications (OAM).

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Value in Medication Use: The 2022 PQA Leadership Summit

What constitutes quality and value in medication use?

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Quality Forum Review: Careers and Professional Opportunities in Quality

The PQA Quality Forum Webinar is a regular, recurring series on healthcare quality topics with a focus on medication use and medication services. It is a forum for educating and engaging with PQA members and quality-focused healthcare professionals. 

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Measure Retirement Process With Member Input

PQA follows a systematic, transparent, and consensus-based process in the development and maintenance of measures. This process ensures that PQA measures are relevant and continue to support improvement in health care.

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PQA’s Plan to Improve Oral Anticancer Medication Use Quality

PQA, the Pharmacy Quality Alliance, is launching a national initiative to prioritize research and measurement strategies to improve the quality of care for individuals using oral anticancer medications (OAM). 

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