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

The 2024 PQA Annual Meeting is just 10 days away! The PQA Annual Meeting consistently brings together stakeholders from across healthcare focused on improving quality medication use. Connecting with old colleagues, and making new acquaintances, is consistently a top-rated benefit of the meeting. 

There will be various networking opportunities,  all of which will take place in our Industry Showcase, featuring organizations from across health care. Check out the full program and register to join us!.

We also highlight our members' perspectives on community health, specialty pharmacy and healthcare interoperability. If you have news you'd like for us to spotlight in an upcoming Five For Friday, send us an email! 

-- Micah Cost, PharmD, MS, CAE, PQA Chief Executive Officer 

Collaborating to Improve Community Health   

Panelists from EnlivenHealthCareSource and Kroger discussed advances and innovations in improving community health at the Drug Store News Industry Issues Summit. The discussion covered where there’s an opportunity to start thinking about strategic partnerships and to ensure that its solutions are equitable, meaningful and timely for its associates.

Integrating Specialty Pharmacy   
Walgreens will launch a variety of new services as a part of its newly integrated specialty pharmacy business. Walgreens aims to focus on a specific cohort of patients: those with complex and chronic conditions. They will offer a variety of services to help patients with their complex care needs, ranging from launching new specialty pharmacies that will be able to dispense complex medications and have trained staff to manage patients with chronic conditions, to opening a new Gene and Cell Services Pharmacy and Innovation Center.

Advancing Healthcare Interoperability  
According to data from a new Surescripts report, there was a nearly 10% increase in patient intelligence sharing in 2023, with nearly 24 billion exchanges of patient clinical and benefit information, connecting 2.14 million care providers and organizations and reaching more than 99% of the U.S. population. Frank Harvey, CEO, said, “But it goes beyond the numbers – it's really about what it means for patients and those who care for them, like helping them save money on prescriptions, alleviating provider burnout that can limit access to care and getting patients needed medications faster." 

Network and Collaborate Among Industry Showcase

The 2024 PQA Annual Meeting is just 10 days away, but there is still time to register! PQA is very intentional when we develop the agenda to ensure attendees are given ample opportunities to network throughout the meeting.

Many of these networking opportunities will take place in the Industry Showcase, a key component of the PQA Annual Meeting. This showcase features a diverse range of organizations from across health care, providing a unique platform for networking, collaboration, and learning. Thank you to our sponsors and exhibitors.

  • Pfizer
  • PQS
  • Outcomes
  • Centene Corporation 
  • Humana
  • MedWatchers
  • AdhereHealth
  • PerformRx
  • Rx Savings Solutions
  • Johnson & Johnson
  • Novo Nordisk
  • MyMeds
  • The Compliance Team
  • Walgreens
  • AMCP
  • Agadia
  • Capital Rx 
  • Cazma 
  • CSS Health 
  • Health Prize 
  • RxAnte
  • SignifyHealth 
  • SmartStory Technologies 
  • STC Health


Your Next Engagement Opportunities

Network, Learn and Collaborate with PQA

  • 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!

  • The PQA All-Member Webinar is Thursday, May 30, from 1:00-1:45 p.m. ET. PQA staff will discuss the measure being considered for retirement and address questions. This webinar precedes the April 8 - 26 member voting period.  The registration link is in the Member Resources Library

  • PQA's 2nd Quarter 2024 Stakeholder Advisory Meeting is June 5, 1:00-1:30 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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