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PQA Welcomes Five 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.

New organizations regularly join PQA throughout the year. This blog recognizes five organizations that have joined PQA since April:

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Students Build Medication Use Quality Knowledge this Summer

PQA provides healthcare quality experience to students from a wide variety of disciplines. This summer, we are hosting five students through our internship and MPH practicum programs. They are adding medication safety, adherence and appropriate use experience to their professional training. We recently invited them to answer five questions about the work they are doing, where they're going in their careers and how they hope to apply their PQA knowledge to their professional advancement.

Kennadie Anderson
School: University of Minnesota College of Pharmacy
Major/Degree Program: Doctor of Pharmacy
Anticipated Year of Graduation: 2024


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Q&A with PQA Executive Fellow Alexis Caronis

Alexis Caronis is the 2021-22 PQA Executive Fellow. She is a PharmD graduate from the University of South Carolina College of Pharmacy. Caronis joined PQA June 1 and has hit the ground running with support for PQA's social determinants of health initiatives and student programs.  

What drew you to PQA and the Executive Fellowship program?

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Q&A with PQA Board Vice Chair Mike Duteau

PQA’s Board of Directors represents a diverse group of thought leaders and experts in healthcare, who understand how medication optimization improves patient outcomes and supports a value-based care system. Their expertise helps PQA advance the safe and appropriate use of medicines. This blog is one in a series profiling PQA's Board members. 

Mike Duteau, RPh, is PQA’s Board Vice Chair for 2021. He is president of Noble Health Services, a division of KPH Healthcare Services, and has been a member of the PQA Board since 2019. Earlier this year, he shared with us his background, experience and insights on PQA's work. 

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Q&A with PQA Chief Quality and Innovation Officer Lisa Hines

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 support better medication use and high-quality care. This blog is one in a series profiling PQA's staff. 

Lisa Hines, PharmD, CPHQ, is PQA's Chief Quality and Innovation Officer. A member of the senior leadership team, she develops, establishes and implements the strategic direction of the PQA’s performance measurement and research initiatives. Earlier this month, she shared with us insights on her role at PQA and the organization's expansive performance measurement work to improve medication use quality.

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Q&A with PQA Board Chair Jerry Penso

PQA’s Board of Directors represents a diverse group of thought leaders and experts in healthcare, who understand how medication optimization improves patient outcomes and supports a value-based care system. Their expertise helps PQA advance the safe and appropriate use of medicines. This blog is one in a series profiling PQA's Board members. 

Jerry Penso, MD, MBA, is PQA’s Board Chair for 2021. He is President and Chief Executive Officer at AMGA, and has been a member of the PQA Board since 2016. Earlier this month, he shared with us his background, experience and insights on PQA's work. 

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