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May/June 2017
Date Posted: Wednesday, June 21, 2017

May / June 2017
Issue #48

2017 PQA Annual Meeting:  "Valuable" "Riveting" "Inspiring"

"A perfect balance of valuable, timely content and time to connect with colleagues and exhibitors,” one attendee described the 2017 PQA Annual Meeting in Baltimore, Maryland this past May.

Quality Forum Webinar - June 22 at 1 pm (ET)
Transforming "Med Wreck" into "Med Rec"

There is still time to register for our June 22nd Quality Forum webinar!  We'll hear how an organization is trying to crack the medication reconciliation code. Our speakers will provide their insights on how various disciplines in their healthcare team, including pharmacists, work to improve medication reconciliation practices across the care continuum.

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PQA Measure Development Update:  June 2017

he Measure Development Teams and Task Forces have been meeting monthly via webinar, and the Stakeholder Advisory Panels had their first meetings in March. Additionally, the Risk Adjustment Advisory Panel, Patient & Caregiver Advisory Panel, Implementation Advisory Panel, Measure Update Panel and Quality Metrics Expert Panel have been meeting regularly to continue their work.

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PQA Expands Team

PQA welcomes new team members to continue its efforts in measure implementation, measure testing, and member engagement initiatives:

  • William Lademann, RPh, MS, MBA, Senior Vice President, Strategic Alliances and Measure Implementation
  • Loren Kirk, PharmD, Associate Director of Member Engagement
  • Irene Nsiah, MPH, Associate Director of Research and Analytics
  • Nicolette Mehas, PharmD, Executive Fellow 
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Member Milestones

PQA Member Spotlight
Peter Wickersham
President, Government Programs
Express Scripts

PQA's "Member Spotlight" aims to acknowledge the work and perspectives of our diverse membership.  We look forward to highlighting various members and encouraging partnership between member organizations that share similar interests.

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PQA Welcomes New Members

Cedarville University,  
Ontario Pharmacy Evidence Network,   Ontiq,   Premier,   University of New England,   University of Washington

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