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Five For Friday, July 23: Celebrating Success in Advancing Medication Use Quality

PQA is developing standard pharmacy performance measures that would be appropriate for pharmacy accountability, once assessed against standard measure criteria and endorsed by PQA members. We have four measure concepts in development and one has already moved to testing.

We're also wrapping up a project with the Community Pharmacy Foundation (CPF) to build consensus on additional metrics that will promote sustained innovation in community pharmacy services. See the Pharmacy Today article below and attend our August 5 Quality Forum for insights from the CPF project. 

This week, we are sharing the ways our members continue to lead the pandemic fight, while addressing disparities and advancing team-based care. If you have work you'd like for us to spotlight, send us an email. We want to hear from you, and we want to share more stories like the ones below.

-- Lynn Pezzullo, PQA Senior Director of Quality Innovation



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Five For Friday, July 9: Celebrating Success in Advancing Medication Use Quality

PQA is developing a social determinants of health (SDOH) resource guide that will document real-world SDOH services, including screening, referring or intervening, conducted by or involving pharmacists or pharmacies. The guide will provide details on interventions that are promising for improving the quality and safety of medication use.

We need your help to identify promising or proven interventions! You can read about how to contribute below.

This week, we are sharing three ways our members are aligning incentives to support integrated care, incorporating the patient voice across their work and ensuring that patients are not left behind in medication adherence.

If you have work you'd like for us to spotlight, send us an email. We want to hear from you, and we want to share more stories like the ones below.

-- Chris Kotschevar, PQA Associate Director for Stakeholder Engagement





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Five For Friday, June 11: Celebrating Success in Advancing Medication Use Quality

Welcome to Five For Friday! The 2021 PQA Annual Meeting marked my 100th day as CEO on May 12.

During the meeting, I shared my thoughts on PQA’s future. My three-part vision has been shaped through many discussions with our Board of Directors, our members and our staff, and I am excited to share this with you as we look to build a brighter tomorrow.

You can read more about my vision below with a link to my blog. This week, we are sharing three ways our members are improving quality in mental health, vaccinations and social needs.

If you have work you'd like for us to spotlight in an upcoming Five For Friday, send us an email. We want to hear from you, and we want to share more stories like the ones below.

 





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Five For Friday, May 14: Celebrating Success in Advancing Medication Use Quality

Welcome to Five For Friday. The 2021 PQA Annual Meeting took place this week and it was a resounding success!

Over three days, hundreds of PQA members gathered to learn, network and engage. The depth and quality of the presentations and the insights shared through panel discussions and Q&A sessions was fantastic -- and that's thanks to you, our PQA members.

From COVID to SDOH and from value-based care to expanding roles for pharmacist-provided care, you demonstrated the bright future for medication use quality that lies ahead.

The fun continues on Monday with our Research Symposium. Read more about that below, along with three articles recapping insights from this year's meeting. If you missed any part of the meeting or want to revisit sessions, you can access all meeting content online for 60 days.




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Five For Friday, April 30: Celebrating Success in Advancing Medication Use Quality

Welcome to Five For Friday. We are less two weeks away from the 2021 PQA Annual Meeting, May 11-13. Today, April 30, is the last day to receive the discount registration rate.

The meeting kicks off with a Town Hall hosted by CEO Micah Cost. He'll share insights from his first 100 days leading PQA, share his vision for the future and take your questions and comments.

He also will host a fireside chat with former CMS Administrator Mark McClellan and former CMS Senior Advisor Larry Kocot on PQA’s establishment 15 years ago, the vision for pharmacy quality and the road ahead. For a preview of that chat, see the commentary Micah and I had in Morning Consult this week.

This week, we are sharing three ways our members are improving quality through addressing disparitiesvalue-based care programs, and SDOH outreach.
 

-- Richard Schmitz, PQA Senior Director of Communications




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Five For Friday, April 16: Celebrating Success in Advancing Medication Use Quality

Welcome to the fourth edition of Five For Friday. We are less than one month away from the 2021 PQA Annual Meeting, May 11-13.

We're disappointed we can't gather in person, but excited about the program we've assembled. We'll present 15 educational sessions that will equip you for success as we emerge from the COVID pandemic.

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Five For Friday, April 2: Celebrating Success in Advancing Medication Use Quality

Welcome to the third edition of Five For Friday. As I reflect on my first two months as your CEO, I am pleased to share that my two primary assumptions about PQA have proven to be true. 

First, our membership is incredibly broad, diverse and essential to PQA’s success. As our members, you are our lifeline, and your knowledge, expertise, and engagement in PQA programs, events, and activities continue to shape our path forward. 

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Five For Friday, March 19: Celebrating Success in Advancing Medication Use Quality

The nation’s leading health care organizations come together through PQA to improve medication access, adherence, safety and appropriate use. Our work is essential for high-quality, value-based care. 

We celebrate our individual and collective efforts to improve patient care and outcomes. This week, we're sharing three ways our members are addressing the needs of underserved populations in COVID-19 care and beyond. 

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Five For Friday, March 5: Celebrating Success in Advancing Medication Use Quality

The nation’s leading health care organizations come together through PQA to improve medication access, adherence, safety and appropriate use. Our work is essential for high-quality, value-based care. 

We celebrate our individual and collective efforts to improve patient care and outcomes. Every other Friday, we will share three examples of our members' exemplary work, a high-impact PQA project, and ways you can be involved in our work.

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