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Laura Cranston

PQA unveils new medication access framework

PQA unveils new medication access framework

ALEXANDRIA, Va.  – The Pharmacy Quality Alliance (PQA) has developed a “Medication Access Framework for Quality Measurement” to address the social determinants of health that hinder patient medication access and contribute to poor health outcomes. The framework identifies seven key areas patients encounter while accessing medications and the structural, financial and personal barriers patients face within

PQA expands research team and promotes four individuals

PQA expands research team and promotes four individuals

ALEXANDRIA, Va. – The Pharmacy Quality Alliance (PQA) is pleased to announce that Patrick Campbell, has joined its team as director, measurement outcomes research. He is the newest member of PQA’s growing research team. Campbell will lead studies to measure the impact of PQA’s opioid measures and new opioid prescribing policies, as well as the value

PQA appoints 2019 board and executive committee

PQA appoints 2019 board and executive committee

ALEXANDRIA, Va.  – The Pharmacy Quality Alliance (PQA) board of directors approved its 2019 executive committee and appointed four new members to the 23-member board during its fourth quarter meeting. The appointments are effective January 1. “PQA’s Board represents a diverse group of thought leaders and experts in healthcare, who understand how medication optimization improves

PQA CEO issues statement on Congress approving of opioid legislation

PQA CEO issues statement on Congress approving of opioid legislation

ALEXANDRIA, Va.— Laura Cranston, chief executive officer, Pharmacy Quality Alliance (PQA),  issued the following statement on the approval of federal legislation to combat the opioid epidemic: “The PQA applauds the bipartisan work of Congress to mitigate the opioid epidemic and ensure the safe and appropriate use of opioid medications through the passage of the SUPPORT

PQA appoints new board members

PQA appoints new board members

ALEXANDRIA, Va. — The Pharmacy Quality Alliance (PQA) has named new members to its board of directors and approved its 2018 executive committee. Mary Ann Kliethermes, vice chair of ambulatory care and professor at the Midwestern University Chicago College of Pharmacy, will serve as PQA’s chairman for 2018. She succeeds Peter Wickersham, president of government

Transition to value-based care will proceed

Transition to value-based care will proceed

As the Pharmacy Quality Alliance (PQA) gears up for 2017, the outlook we envision consists of measuring what matters to patients, providers, plans and pharmacies. PQA has a rather unique role in the marketplace as a measure developer, and since our process is very inclusive and participatory, we have experienced a strong growth in our

Ateb tests med sync quality indicators for PQA

Ateb tests med sync quality indicators for PQA

RALEIGH, N.C. — Patient care solution provider Ateb Inc. helped test four medication synchronization quality improvement indicators (QIIs) on behalf of the Pharmacy Quality Alliance (PQA). Ateb said Tuesday that it was one of two organizations chosen to test the new QIIs, which will enable pharmacists to boost patient engagement by aligning medication refills to

PQA, CVS Health Foundation team on scholarship program

PQA, CVS Health Foundation team on scholarship program

SPRINGFIELD, Va. — The Pharmacy Quality Alliance (PQA) has partnered with the CVS Health Foundation on a new scholarship program to support medication use quality. Called the PQA-CVS Health Foundation Scholars Program, the scholarship recognizes student excellence in projects focusing on quality-related initiatives. The program also aims to promote and improve education for quality measures

Workshop to explore quality ratings in Rx

The Pharmacy Quality Alliance (PQA) will co-host a one-day pharmacy quality ratings workshop with the American Pharmacists Association, the National Association of Chain Drug Stores, the National Community Pharmacists Association and the National Alliance of State Pharmacy Associations. The program will be held at the Westin Hotel in Old Town Alexandria, Va., on November 9.

Some primer on pharmacy quality ratings

Some primer on pharmacy quality ratings

Next month, the Pharmacy Quality Alliance (PQA) will co-host a one-day pharmacy quality ratings workshop with the American Pharmacists Association, the National Association of Chain Drug Stores, the National Community Pharmacists Association and the National Alliance of State Pharmacy Associations. The workshop will consist of sessions led by expert frontline pharmacists, health plan quality specialists,