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PQA 2018 Annual Meeting Wednesday, May 16, 2018 to Friday, May 18, 2018

Hilton Baltimore
Baltimore, MD

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Annual Meeting

PQA 2017 Annual Meeting
Navigating the Uncharted Waters of Healthcare Quality

PQA's Annual Meeting and Innovation Forum was held at the Renaissance Baltimore Harborplace Hotel in Baltimore, Maryland on May 17-19, 2017.  Healthcare executives from health plans, PBMs, community pharmacy, pharmaceutical research and technology companies, government agencies including CMS and the FDA, healthcare associations and academia, came together to hear from healthcare experts on the state of the industry and to share thoughts and ideas on improving medication use and safety.

Speaker Presentations


  • Building a Culture of Quality to Transform Patient Care (view/download)
    Richard Shannon, MD, Executive Vice President, Health Affairs, University of Virginia Health System

  • Advancing the Quality Agenda in the New Administration (view/download)
    Clay Alspach, JD, Principal, Leavitt Partners

Update on PQA Measures in CMS' Quality Ratings Program (view/download)
Julie Kuhle, BS Pharm, Vice President, Measure Operations, PQA

Breakout Sessions

Opportunities for Team-based Models of Care (view/download)
  • Amanda Brummel, PharmD, BCACP, Director, Clinical Ambulatory Pharmacy Services, Fairview Pharmacy Services
  • Anne Burns, RPh, Vice President, Professional Affairs, American Pharmacists Association
  • Jerry Penso, MD, MBA, Chief Medical and Quality Officer, American Medical Group Association

Understanding Quality Clinical Data Registries (QCDRs) and their Role in Performance Measurement (view/download)
  • Lori Harrington, MHA, Vice President, Population Health, Premier
  • Aisha Pittman, MPH, Senior Director, Quality Policy & Analysis, Premier
  • Chrystal Price, Project Manager, PCPI
  • Marjorie Rallins, DPM, MSMI, Vice President and Chief Scientific Officer, PCPI

Creating a Culture of Improvement Presenters (view/download)
  • Jamie Chan, PharmD, Executive Director, Kaiser Permanente
  • Sheena Singh, MPH, Performance Improvement Consultant, Kaiser Permanente

Improving Quality through Community Pharmacy Collaborations  (view/download)
  • Russell Patterson, PharmD, President Tyro Family Pharmacy
  • Trista Pfeiffenberger, PharmD, MS, Director of Quality and Operations, Community Pharmacy Enhanced Services Networks (CPESN)


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