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Top Posters at the 2024 PQA Annual Meeting

The 2024 PQA Annual Meeting poster session featured 23 quality improvement and research projects. Sponsored by Pharmacy Quality Solutions, the session provided an opportunity for authors to showcase their work and for attendees to engage in insightful dialogue about healthcare quality.   

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

PQA will host an all-member webinar on Thursday, May 30, from 1:00-1:30 p.m. ET, to discuss one health plan performance measure that is being considered for retirement: Use of Opioids from Multiple Providers in Persons Without Cancer (OMP).

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Raising Adherence, Digitally: Survey Highlights Opportunities for Pharmacies and Payers to Boost Medication Compliance

This guest blog is one in a series by sponsors of the 2024 PQA Annual Meeting on a survey which highlights opportunities for pharmacies and payers to boost medication compliance. PQA does not endorse, recommend or favor any product, service or organization that is a sponsor.

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Five for Friday May 3: Celebrating Success in Advancing Medication Use Quality

The 2024 PQA Annual Meeting is just 10 days away! The PQA Annual Meeting consistently brings together stakeholders from across healthcare focused on improving quality medication use. Connecting with old colleagues, and making new acquaintances, is consistently a top-rated benefit of the meeting. 

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Q&A with 2024-25 Executive Fellow

The PQA Postdoctoral Executive Fellowship helps produce the next generation of leaders in health care quality through a full-time, 12-month program. Executive Fellows collaborate with PQA staff, members and other stakeholders on a variety of initiatives to improve medication use quality. During the fellowship, individuals will expand their skills and experience in project management, quality measure design and implementation, non-profit administration and association management, and health care quality research.

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Five for Friday April 19: Celebrating Success in Advancing Medication Use Quality

Collaboration is one of PQA's greatest attributes, and our measure development process embodies how our diverse member organizations reach consensus on evaluating medication use quality. The public comment period is an important part of our systematic and transparent consensus-based process

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2024 PQA Annual Meeting Features Almost Two Dozen Research Posters

The upcoming 2024 PQA Annual Meeting's poster session will showcase 23 quality improvement and research projects. Sponsored by Pharmacy Quality Solutions, this session offers authors a platform to exhibit their work and enables attendees to engage in insightful discussions about healthcare quality.

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PQA Annual Meeting Features Cross-Sector Collaboration to Improve Quality Use Medication

Have you made your plans to attend the 2024 PQA Annual Meeting? This year's meeting will be held in Baltimore from May 14 -16. Early registration ends Friday, April 19; register today to take advantage of the member discount!

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Five for Friday April 5: Celebrating Success in Advancing Medication Use Quality

The 2024 PQA Annual Meeting is less than six weeks away, and we are excited to welcome you all back to Baltimore! 

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PQA Welcomes 11 New Members

PQA is a non-profit organization with 250 diverse members across healthcare. Our members include community and specialty pharmacy organizations, pharmacists and other healthcare providers, pharmacies, health plans, pharmacy benefit managers, life sciences, technology vendors, government agencies, health information technology partners, researchers, accrediting organizations and academia.

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A New Day for PQA

Today is an exciting and important day for PQA. The PQA Board of Directors completed the sale of all of PQA’s shares in Pharmacy Quality Solutions (PQS) to Innovaccer, a San Francisco, CA based healthcare technology company with a platform unifying patient data across systems and care settings. A statement  from our Board Chair, Susan Cantrell, followed the Innovaccer’s announcement at the HIMSS Global Health Conference & Exhibition in Orlando. 

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Five for Friday March 22: Celebrating Success in Advancing Medication Use Quality

Have you made your plans to join us at the 2024 PQA Annual Meeting, May 14-16, in Baltimore? There are plenty of volunteer opportunities available to attendees who want to maximize their involvement at the meeting.

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Five for Friday March 8: Celebrating Success in Advancing Medication Use Quality

February 29 was Rare Disease Day, providing an opportunity to raise awareness of the impact of rare diseases. Ensuring the quality of medication use is critically important for rare disease patients, payers, clinicians, specialty pharmacies and everyone with a role in the care process.

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Rare Disease Day and a Focus on Quality

Today is Rare Disease Day. It’s an opportunity to raise awareness of the impact of rare diseases.

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Five for Friday February 23: Celebrating Success in Advancing Medication Use Quality

PQA is working with its members and the broader medication therapy management (MTM) community to build consensus on the research, measurement and strategies needed to evolve our national approach to evaluating MTM service quality.

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New Members Appointed to Serve on Education Advisory Council

As a healthcare quality educator, PQA offers a wide range of learning and education opportunities. The goal of our education programs is to promote the use and impact of PQA measures and advance the quality of medication use through research, strategic partnerships, collaboration and a variety of learning venues.

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PQA’s Commitment to Engaging Individuals and Communities as Partners in Quality

Patients, caregivers, family members and advocates have a critical role to play in high-quality medication use. They provide unique and valuable insights about what is important and meaningful in medication use quality, which supports the development of appropriate and useful quality measures, as well as related education, research and tools that support informed health care decisions and better medication use outcomes.

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PQA Recognizes the Life and Mourns the Passing of Dr. Jeffrey Kelman

PQA mourns the passing of CMS Chief Medical Officer Jeffrey Kelman, MD, MMSc. Kelman served on the PQA Board of Directors for 10 years and most recently served on the board as a CMS Special Advisor. Kelman was a trusted advisor to PQA since its establishment in 2006. He was kind, generous and thoughtful in his support of PQA and its mission.

Kelman joined CMS in 2005 and helped implement the Part D program. He was a passionate advocate for patient-centered care and efforts to improve the quality of medication use. On behalf of our board, members and staff, PQA sends condolences to his family, friends, colleagues and the countless lives he touched during his life and career.

See Dr. Kelman's obituary for more on his life, accomplishments and family.

PCOR Priorities for Addressing SDOH in Pharmacy Settings

PQA and the Patient Advocate Foundation convened a diverse group of patients and pharmacy stakeholders in 2022 to identify and prioritize patient-centered outcomes research (PCOR) topics and evidence needed to improve social determinants of health (SDOH) screening and interventions in the pharmacy setting.

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Five for Friday February 9: Celebrating Success in Advancing Medication Use Quality

Join us as we head back to Baltimore for the 2024 PQA Annual Meeting, May 14-16! Registration is open, so make your plans now to join us and other quality professionals at the premier event for medication use quality.

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