Five for Friday, March 11: Celebrating Success in Advancing Medication Use Quality

Amanda RyanThe PQA Annual Meeting is in person, May 3-5, in Baltimore, Md.

We are hosting a pre-meeting, half-day continuing education workshop: Medication Use Quality: A PQA Live CE Event.

This event is ACPE accredited for 4 hours of continuing pharmacy education. It takes place on Tuesday, May 3, from 8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m., before the meeting kicks off later that afternoon.

This is a great way to maximize your educational experience at the meeting and obtain additional CE credits. Learn more below. This week, we are highlighting our members' insights on adverse drug events, health disparities and partnership opportunities. If you have work you'd like for us to spotlight in an upcoming Five For Friday, send us an email!

-- Amanda Ryan, PharmD, BCGP, CPHQ, PQA Director of  Education

Combating Adverse Drug Events

Tabula Rasa's Calvin Knowlton spoke with Drug Store News about solutions to combat medication overload. Rising healthcare costs and a growing elderly population could have significant implications for adverse drug events, which occur when an individual is harmed by medication. 

Addressing Disparities in Medication Adherence
Humana authors in a JMCP viewpoint discuss the structural, social, and economic drivers of racial and ethnic disparities in medication adherence. They argue that integrated medical and pharmacy plans are well positioned to address racial and ethnic health disparities related to medication adherence.

Partnering with Academia to Implement Patient Care Initiatives 
South Dakota State University's new head of pharmacy practice, Shanna O’Connor, outlines in a Pharmacy Times article the benefits of partnering with a college or school of pharmacy to help with patient care initiatives. Academia can help pilot a service at your pharmacy, navigate a new opportunity or identify emerging trends in community pharmacy practice.  

Attend Live Workshop to Earn 4 Hours of Pharmacist CE 

Medication Use Quality: A Live PQA CE Event purple strip green strip blue strip image of two pharmacists back to back one Black man one white womanJoin us for a half-day workshop, Medication Use Quality: A PQA Live CE Event. This event will cover the first four hours of the Medication Use Quality certificate program and will review:

  • The Role of Quality Measurement in Healthcare
  • Quality Measurement Professionals: From Development to Implementation
  • What Makes a Good Measure?
  • Measurement Programs

This live event will allow you to engage with faculty in question-and-answer sessions and dynamic group discussions and activities. The price for the live CE is $90 and includes:

  • 0.4 Pharmacist CEU
  • Breakfast
  • Access to course materials online through PQA's Education Center after completion of the live event
  • Special offer pricing to access 11 additional hours in PQA's Medication Use Quality continuing education program

Register today!

Your Next Engagement Opportunities

Network, Learn and Collaborate with PQA

  • PQA's next Quality Essential Webinar is Thursday, March 24, 1-2 pm ET, sponsored by Aspen RxHealth. Join us for an in-depth discussion of PQA's adherence measures, their methodology, impact, use and common misconceptions. PQA Chief Quality and Innovation Officer Lisa Hines will host this webinar and will be joined by Director of Performance Ben Shirley and Senior Director of Research Melisa Castora-Binkley.

  • PQA's next Quality Forum Webinar is Thursday, April 21, 1-2 pm ET. This forum will provide an overview of safe medication disposal. We will be joined by Mitchell Barnett from Iowa Board of Pharmacy, John Edwards from Baptist Health Lexington and Leslie Herron from Sumpter Pharmacy. Register today!

  • Registration is open for the 2022 PQA Annual Meeting! Join us May 3-5  at the Hilton Baltimore Inner Harbor in Baltimore, Md. We are excited to announce 13 confirmed breakout sessions and speakers and four general sessions. Early bird registration ends April 4! Register now and reserve your hotel!

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