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Quality Forum Lecture Series
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This member benefit generally occurs on a Thursday at 1 PM (ET) of each month for an hour-long webinar presentation on quality-related topics. 

Quality Forums are recorded and posted on the (PQA Member-Only Portal) under "Past" Quality Forums.   For assistance in accessing the Member-Only Portal, please email communications@pqaalliance.org.

PQA Quality Forum Presentations (click links below for the slide deck)

June 2018 -  A Discussion of Trends and Early Impacts of DIgital Medicine on Patient Outcomes, 
June 14, 2018 from 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm (ET)  - PQA members

April 2018 - Assessing the Impact of a Pharmacist-led, Data-driven Intervention to Improve Adult Vaccinations (slide deck / watch)

March 2018 - Juntos Podemos:  Together we Can, Finding Healing for Patient and Provider in an Alternative Model of Care 
PQA members

February 2018 - Quality Payment Program - Overview, Updates, and Potential Impacts (slide deck / watch)

January 2018 - Investigating Social Media Data as an ADE Surveillance Tool PQA members

December 2017 - Weathering the Storm: lessons learned from healthcare providers responding to Mother Nature (slide deck / watch)

November 2017 - Medicare Star Ratings Update PQA members

September 2017 - Improving Medication Adherence and Reducing Treatment Costs through a High-Touch Pharmacist Intervention in a Dual-Eligible Medicare Population with Hepatitis C PQA members 

August 2017 - Advancing HIT in Pharmacy:  Data Standards & Quality Measurement PQA members

June 2017 - Transforming "Med Wreck" into "Med Rec" (slide deck / recording)

January 2017 - 21st Century Cures Act

December 2016 - Defining the Role of the Pharmacist and Performance Metrics in Combating the Opioid Epidemic (watch recording)

September 2016 - Award-winning Podium and Poster Presentations

  • Use of Quality Measures to Quantify Opioid Overuse and Mortality

  • Impact of an Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience on the Delivery of Medication Therapy Management Services in a Centralized Retail Pharmacy System

August 2016 - Award-winning Poster Presentations

  • Appointment Based Medication Synchronization: A Comparison of Three Models and Impact on Medication Use
  • Evaluation of Thresholds for Attributing Patients to Pharmacies Using Prescription Claims

July 2016 - How the Network for Regional Healthcare Improvement (NRHI) is Transforming Healthcare Delivery

June 2016 - CDC Guideline for Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain

May 2016 - The Illusion of Opioids

April 2016 - The Changing Landsape of Pharmacy HIT

March 2016 - Understanding NQF's Measure Incubator Initiative

January 2016 - PQA Measure Development Framework for 2016

September 2015 - Steve Pearson, Institute for Clinical and Economic Review (ICER)

August 2015 - Immunization Insights - Update on the National Adult Vaccination Landscape, Carolyn Bridges (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) and Sam Stolpe (Pharmacy Quality Alliance)

April 2015 - Learning from State Based Initiatives:  How the Washington Health Alliance is Using Performance Measures to Drive Quality Across Health Care Providers, Susie Dade (Washington Health Alliance)

March 2015 - I Raise the Rates, Laura Lee Hall (American College of Physicians) and Andrew Martin (Pfizer)

February 2015 - A Look at 2015. Avalere presenters:  Dan Mendelson, Josh Seidman, and Dayo Jagun

January 2015 - Transforming the Community Pharmacy to a Health and Wellness Destination, Patrick Carroll (Walgreens)  
Additional MaterialLog to Track Rating Scale

December 2014 - The Four C’s in Pharmacists’ Patient Care Process:  Building a Consistent, Contemporary, Comprehensive and Collaborative Model, Anne Burns (American Pharmacists Association) and Mary Ann Kliethermes (Midwestern University Chicago College of Pharmacy)

September 2014 - Evolving Towards Team-based Care:  Towards a Better Understanding of the Pursuit for Pharmacist Provider Status Recognition at the State and Federal Levels, Stacie Maass (APhA) and Krystal Weaver (NASPA)  
Additional MaterialAPhA Accountable Care Organizations briefing paper 

August 2014 - Pharm-2-Pharm:  Understanding a CMMI Health Care Innovation Award Based in Hawaii, Karen Pellegrin (University of Hawaii)

July 2014 - Getting into the Weeds:  Evidence for Medical Marijuana Use, Laura Borgelt (University of Colorado)
Links to articles mentioned during the presentation:  
NY Times Opinion Page "High Time:  An Editorial Series on Marijuana Legalization" and Connecticut Dispensaries Preparing to Open

April 2014 - Recommendations from a Consensus Conference on Improving Drug-Drug Interaction Clinical Decision Support, Lisa Hines and Dan Malone (University of Arizona)

March 2014 - Medication Non-Adherence: Why are we so focused on the cough and not the cold? (rev.)  

February 2014 - Opportunities and Challenges with Integrating Pharmacists in Team-based Care Models

January 2014 - A Look at 2014 in the States:  Exchanges and Expansions

December 2013 - Winning Strategies for Dual Eligibles in 2014 and Beyond.

September 2013
  - The Inclusion of Quality in Pharmacy School Curricula

June 2013 - Best Practices from the 3rd Annual PQA Quality Award Recipients

May 2013
 - Better Patient Outcomes Through Pharmacogenomics 

April 2013 - Gearing up for the Successful Roll-out of Health Insurance Marketplaces Building 

February 2013 - Building Better Patient Outcomes Through Medication Synchronization

January 2013
 - Successful Transitioning from Hospital to Community: Exploring the Pharmacist Role in an “Open” Health Care System

September 2012 - A Review of Advanced Practice Pharmacy Strategy For Health Care Reform

July 2012 - CMMI Innovation Advisor's Program

May 2012 - Patient-Centered Medical Homes: Transforming the US Health System

March 2012 - Star Ratings

February 2012 - ACOs and Pharmacists - Strategic Opportunities in a Changing Marketplace

January 2012 - Tools to Promote & Facilitate Medication Adherence

December 2011 - NQF's Measure Applications Partnership

November 2011 - Patient Medication Information: An Update from the USFDA

October 2011 - A Beacon Communities Update

September 2011 - National Priorities Partnership - Aligning Efforts to Transform America's Healthcare

July 2011 - Excellence in Medication Safety - Ensuring Safety for Our Members

June 2011 - Partnership for Patients

May 2011 - The QIO Program: Infrastructure Support of the Triple Aim

April 2011 - Patient Safety Organizations (PSO's): Sharing the Goal of Improving Quality and Safety in Health Care Delivery

March 2011 - Project Red - The Re-Engineered Discharge

February 2011 - An Update on Medicare Part D Performance Measures

January 2011 - Specialty Pharmacy Issues & Trends

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