Educating on the Use and Value of Measures and Quality

Learn the Latest Trends and Developments in Medication Safety, Adherence and Use

As a healthcare quality educator, PQA offers a wide range of learning and education opportunities. The goal of our education programs is to promote the use and impact of PQA measures and advance the quality of medication use through research, strategic partnerships, collaboration and a variety of learning venues. Members can access select archived educational materials in the Member Resources Library.

Below are some of PQA's education offerings and complimentary samples from our programs. For questions and inquiries, please contact PQA at [email protected]

Education Training and Certificate Programs

PQA is developing online education training and certificate programs for healthcare quality professionals, who are working to improve patient outcomes through safe and appropriate medication use. The first program, which will launch in 2020, is Medication Use Quality, a certificate program that empowers professionals to understand and implement effective quality improvement programs across the healthcare industry. The program will be offered through the PQA Education Center beginning in May. 

Quality Forum Webinar

The PQA Quality Forum Webinar is a regular, recurring series on healthcare quality with a focus on medication use and medication services. It is a forum for educating and engaging with PQA members and quality-focused healthcare professionals. Most forums are one hour in length and include an expert presentation followed by Q&A with the audiene. Recent forums have addressed telehealth, antimicrobial stewardshipinteroperabilitysocial determinants of healthpolypharmacy, and the Medicare Star Ratings Program. There are opportunities to sponsor the Quality Forum Webinars. Contact PQA at [email protected] for details. 

Quality Connection Newsletter

A bi-monthly digest of PQA initiatives and medication use quality news and information. Read a complimentary newsletter to learn more about the work of PQA, it's members and national efforts to improve medication use quality: January/February 2020.

Education at PQA Meetings

PQA offers education for members at the PQA Annual Meeting, PQA Leadership Summit and periodic forums. Healthcare quality experts from PQA member organizations and national leaders join PQA staff in addressing top issues and emerging trends in medication quality, measure development and implementation, care transformation and technology. 

Check out the topics showcased at the PQA Annual Meeting. Continuing pharmacy education (CPE) credits are offered for most sessions at PQA's Annual Meeting. In addition to our annual events, PQA hosts occasional forums on topics like social determinants of health to showcase best practices and foster collaboration among our mutistakeholder members.

Member Resources Library

The PQA Member Resources Library is an exclusive member benefit. The library contains recent and archived presentations for webinars and meetings, plus additional newsletters, articles, white paper and reports. In addition, periodic PQA member-provided resources are posted for informational purposes. mber only content from the Library.

Educational Videos About Performance Measurement

Pharmacy Quality Solutions (PQS) has developed a video series to help individuals understand quality measures. PQA is co-hosting a set of those videos focused on how measures are created and calculated, the Medicare Stars Program and special topics. Watch the videos.