Fourteen Individuals Participate in Inaugural PQA Quality Shadowing Program

To build a larger and more diverse quality workforce, the PQA Quality Shadowing Program provides individuals from diverse groups the opportunity to observe certain nomination-based panels to gain knowledge that can support selection for future panels. 

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PQA’s Top 5 Blogs of 2023

PQA has published more than 80 blogs this year, providing insights and updates on our work to improve medication use quality. As we close out 2023, here’s a look back at the top five blogs of the year.

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Highlighting the Achievements of 2023

As we near the end of 2023, it’s a great time to reflect on our accomplishments this year. Certainly, each year brings its share of opportunities and challenges, and I’m proud of our progress as an alliance.  

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Elevating Clinical Quality Assurance: The AI Advancement at MedWatchers

This guest blog is one in a series by sponsors of the 2023 PQA Leadership Summit on elevating clinical quality assurance. The views shared in this series are those of the author and do not reflect any PQA positions.

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PQA Appoints New Members to Serve on MUP and QMEP in 2024

PQA has appointed individuals from member organizations to serve on the 2024 PQA Measure Update Panel (MUP) and Quality Metrics Expert Panel (QMEP). 

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Five for Friday December 15: 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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Public Comment Sought: Draft Call to Action to Advance MTM Quality Measurement

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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Diabetes Medications, Weight Loss Indications, and What It Means for Quality Measurement

Diabetes is a chronic health condition that affects how the body produces or uses insulin, the hormone that regulates blood sugar.1  In the US, 34.2 million adults have diabetes, and 1 in 5 are unaware of their diagnosis.2 Medication is a mainstay in diabetes treatment, and a wide variety of medication classes are used to manage the disease.  

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Diverse Voices in Quality: Sujith Ramachandran

Diverse Voices in Quality is a PQA blog series that showcases the successful career paths and experiences of medication use quality professionals from diverse groups at PQA member organizations. A part of PQA’s Diverse Quality Leaders Program, this series celebrates the achievements of our members who reflect our nation’s diversity and provides everyone with insights and inspiration for becoming a leader in quality.

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Five for Friday December 1: Celebrating Success in Advancing Medication Use Quality

PQA’s strategic plan, Blueprint PQA 2025, includes the vision of achieving organizational excellence through structure and processes that deliver exceptional value to our members and stakeholders.

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Quality Essentials Review: Strategies for Reducing Polypharmacy to Improve Medication Safety

The PQA Quality Essentials Webinar series provides 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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Five for Friday November 17: Celebrating Success in Advancing Medication Use Quality

Ten years ago, PQA established a Postdoctoral Executive Fellowship. The program has hosted 13 fellows, and everyone has successfully completed the program and moved into an important industry role, where they are leaders in pharmacy, medication services and quality improvement.

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The PQA Executive Fellowship: Developing Tomorrow’s Quality Leaders

Ten years ago, PQA established a Postdoctoral Executive Fellowship. The program has hosted 13 fellows, and everyone has successfully completed the program and moved into an important industry role, where they are leaders in pharmacy, medication services and quality improvement. 

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EQUIPP® Enhanced Services

This guest blog is one in a series by sponsors of the 2023 PQA Leadership Summit on EQUIPP enhanced services. The views shared in this series are those of the author and do not reflect any PQA positions.

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

PQA offers a variety of student and professional programs, including experiential rotations, internships and fellowships. Each is focused on providing health care quality experience to diverse individuals from diverse disciplines.

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Five for Friday October 20: Celebrating Success in Advancing Medication Use Quality

We are excited to host members in two weeks at the 2023 PQA Leadership Summit and PQA Convenes: Advancing Medication Therapy Management Quality Measurement. This year's summit will advance measure modernization, while the convening event will address the state of MTM practice and opportunities to evolve MTM measurement.

Leadership Summit attendees are invited to participate in both events. PQA Convenes starts at 8:00 a.m. ET on Thursday, November 2, and the summit starts later that day at 3:00 p.m. ET. Learn more about the summit below.

We also highlight our members' perspectives on medication delivery, managing obesity, and connecting medical and pharmacy records. If you have news you'd like for us to spotlight in an upcoming Five For Friday, send us an email! 



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Five for Friday October 6: Celebrating Success in Advancing Medication Use Quality

PQA has released the entire Medication Use Quality continuing education program and Medication Use Quality Certificate, which is a fully updated version of the program that was initially released in 2020.

The updated program consists of the 15-hour Medication Use Quality Certificate and eight individual courses that are 2 to 3 hours each that deliver the certificate program’s content in segments for convenience. The structure of the updated Medication Use Quality program ensures that learners can take courses that are most relevant to their career paths and at a pace that works for their schedules or the entire certificate program. Learn more about the program below.

We also highlight our members' perspectives on medication adherence in rheumatoid arthritis, adherence in vulnerable populations, and baseline health screenings. If you have news you'd like for us to spotlight in an upcoming Five For Friday, send us an email! 



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PQA's APPE Rotation: Experiential Learning for Pharmacy Students

PQA offers a competitive Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experiential (APPE) Rotation for pharmacy students, which provides experiential learning opportunities in non-profit association management, medication use quality education, communications, research and performance measurement. PQA works with individual students to align their rotation experience with desired career goals and interests. Applications for the 2024-25 year are now being accepted. You can apply here. Visit our Student Programs page for more information. 

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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.

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Diverse Voices in Quality: Michelle Juhanson

Diverse Voices in Quality is a PQA blog series that showcases the successful career paths and experiences of medication use quality professionals from diverse groups at PQA member organizations. A part of PQA’s Diverse Quality Leaders Program, this series celebrates the achievements of our members who reflect our nation’s diversity and provides everyone with insights and inspiration for becoming a leader in quality.

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