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PQA Collaboration to Improve Drug-Drug Interaction Clinical Decision Support

PQA is collaborating with researchers at the University of Arizona to obtain comments and feedback on a series of white papers to improve drug-drug interaction clinical decision support.

A conference series sponsored by a grant for the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) was conducted to develop a structured process to improve the quality of DDI alerting systems used by health care providers, and thereby, improve patient safety.  Three draft white papers were developed, examining various aspects of drug interaction clinical decision support, with an emphasis on alert fatigue. 

As a partner in this project, PQA is assisting the University of Arizona to obtain widespread distribution of the draft white papers to ensure that interested parties have the opportunity to comment on the recommendations to improve drug interaction clinical decision support. Comments are requested by May 31, 2014.

Access draft white papers | Read the project description

PQA Phase II Demonstration Reports
Phase II Goals

• How does work proceed in this new area of performance measurement and reporting?
How does PQA test its medication metrics in the marketplace?
How do we move from measurement and reporting to improvement?
How do we demonstrate the pharmacists’ ability to move the needle & drive  improvement in patient care?
How do we demonstrate the ability to move the needle and drive improvements across a system (e.g. Rite Aid)?
How do we expand/scale models like the PA Collaborative?

Read the PQA Demostration Report | Read the Collaborative Presentation

PQA Phase I Demonstration Reports
Objectives: To describe the five Phase I Pharmacy Quality Alliance (PQA) demonstration projects and discuss lessons learned across the projects.

Design: Descriptive nonexperimental study.

Setting: United States from July 2008 to November 2009.

Participants: Community pharmacies from five states.

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