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.

We are looking for volunteers for education session moderators, first-timer session volunteers, poster judges and student mentors. Learn more about these opportunities and the meeting below.

We also highlight our members' perspectives on medication delivery, retail pharmacy models and pharmacy quality measures. If you have news you'd like for us to spotlight in an upcoming Five For Friday, send us an email! 

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

Partnering to Provide Home Delivery Services  

Eli Lilly and  Amazon Pharmacy have partnered to provide home delivery services for certain medications through LillyDirect. “When a provider prescribes any of these medications, they will prescribe it to LillyDirect, LillyDirect will take care of that patient and make sure that their prior authorization is done and really take care of that patient and then send that script over to Amazon Pharmacy,” said Tanvi Patel, director of Amazon Pharmacy.

Envisioning an Ideal Model for Retail Pharmacy   
National Association of Chain Drug Stores, National Community Pharmacists Association, Walgreens and CVS Health address expanding the role retail pharmacy plays in the healthcare ecosystem, offering screenings, immunizations, chronic disease management and more. Rick Gates, senior VP and chief pharmacy officer at Walgreens, said, "This would not only make healthcare more accessible, particularly in underserved communities, but would also align with the broader goal of improving patient outcomes and reducing healthcare costs."

Evaluating Community Pharmacy Quality  
The Community Pharmacy Enhanced Service Network (CPESN) special purpose network, CPESN Health Equity, is currently using the Choose My Pharmacy system across their entire membership. Seguridad created the system to evaluate community pharmacies based on patient safety. The system could help patients choose the pharmacy with a patient safety profile that best fits their personalized health care needs. 

Register for the 2024 PQA Annual Meeting

The collaboration you see at a PQA meeting is unique and one of the primary reasons why our organization is so impactful. There are plenty of volunteer opportunities at the 2024 PQA Annual Meetings to enhance your time there.

Individuals who are interested in education session moderators can self-nominate by Thursday, April 4. Attendees who would like to volunteer for the first-timers sessions, poster judges and student mentors can self-nominate by Friday, April 12.

There will also be plenty of opportunities to network, gain actionable insights from quality leaders and earn continuing education. Plus, new for this year, a special seminar from PQA and Institute of Healthcare Improvement. PQA also offers a special 4-hour, pre-meeting workshop. Medication Use Quality Live, accredited for 0.4 hours of pharmacy CE.

Join us to exchange ideas, establish partnerships and build relationships with PQA members and quality leaders. Register and reserve your room today!


Your Next Engagement Opportunities

Network, Learn and Collaborate with PQA

  • Join us for the next Quality Essentials Webinar on April 11,1:00-2:00 pm ET. PQA's Melissa Castora-Binkley will discuss PQA’s work to improve the quality of oral anticancer medication use before a panel discussion on this work. Register today!.

  • The 2024 PQA Annual Meeting takes place May 14-16, at the Baltimore Inner Harbor in Baltimore, Md. Make plans to join us! PQA’s collaborative approach makes its meetings a preferred destination for quality improvement professionals. Register to join us today!

  • PQA's 2nd Quarter 2024 Stakeholder Advisory Meeting is June 5, 1:00-1:45 pm ET. PQA SAMs are members-only events that are held quarterly to share current and relevant measure development and maintenance updates. The registration link is in the Member Resources Library.

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