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January/February 2015
Date Posted: Thursday, February 12, 2015

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January/February 2015

Issue #34

PQA's Mission
To improve the quality of medication management and use across healthcare settings with the goal of improving patients' health through a collaborative process to develop and implement performance measures and recognize examples of exceptional pharmacy quality.


Mark Your Calendar!

  • PQA 10th Annual Meeting - May 13-15
  • PQA Quality Forum Lecture Series (February through April)
    • A Look at 2015, February 26, 1PM (Eastern)
    • I Raise the Rates, March 12, 1PM (Eastern)
    • Learning from State Based Initiatives: How the Washington Health Alliance is Using Performance Measures to Drive Quality Across Health Care Providers, April 23, 1PM (Eastern)

In order to meet the demands of increasingly sophisticated health systems, PQA has refined its measure development process to streamline and focus measure development activities. Measure concepts that have been selected meet clinical needs, align with the National Quality Strategy, and fill critical measure gaps.

PQA 10th Annual Meeting:  May 13-15, 2015
Measuring What Matters:  Improving Care & Driving the Next Generation of Performance Measures

Join in the tenth annual celebration as PQA returns to the Renaissance Capital View Hotel in Arlington, Virginia. 

PQA is pleased to announce the next three quality forums on topics of timely importance to the multi-stakeholders PQA represents. 

PQA Announces New Appointments to its Quality Metrics Expert Panel

PQA is pleased to announce four new appointments to its Quality Metrics Expert Panel (QMEP). This key group within PQA plays a critical role in the overall measure development process. The 2015 QMEP composition reflects PQA's membership and includes individuals with clinical or other technical expertise related to quality measurement.

As measure development assumes a greater role in the delivery of health care and as pay-for-performance becomes more widespread, there are four areas in which research can help to establish the value of PQA's measures.

Primary Medication Nonadherence

Hot Off the Press seeks to connect the reader to the most relevant and recent trials, reviews and commentaries related to health care quality with a focus on medication- and pharmacy-related topics. 

PQA Welcomes New Members...
Community Care of North Carolina, HealthMap Solutions, Hy-Vee, Liberty Software, National Council on Patient Information and Education, OmniSYS, Pleio, Scientific Technologies Corporation, South Carolina Department of Health & Human Services, Southwestern Oklahoma State University, Telligen, United Drugs

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