ALEXANDRIA, Va. – The Pharmacy Quality Alliance (PQA) and the National Pharmaceutical Council (NPC) announced two research grants to address barriers patients face in accessing needed medications. Researchers at The Johns Hopkins Hospital and the University of Rhode Island have each received a grant to study patients’ real-world medication access problems. The projects will leverage
ALEXANDRIA, Va.— The Pharmacy Quality Alliance (PQA) announced that Rachel Digmann has joined its team as senior director of measure operations and analytics. She is responsible for measure testing and maintenance of the PQA measure technical specifications and contributing to the development and endorsement of new measures. She will ensure that current measures are updated
ALEXANDRIA, Va. – The Pharmacy Quality Alliance (PQA), through a majority vote of its members, has endorsed three new pharmacy performance measures that evaluate adherence for medication treatment of hypertension, cholesterol and HIV. Medication adherence in these therapeutic areas remains suboptimal, and pharmacists are well-positioned with knowledge and tools to support patients in improving adherence
ALEXANDRIA, Va. — The Pharmacy Quality Alliance (PQA) announced that Reid Kiser has joined its team as senior vice president of Performance Measurement and Research. He will align PQA’s performance measurement and research work and lead the organization’s effort to integrate meaningful clinical data into quality measures, as we move towards greater interoperability in healthcare
ALEXANDRIA, Va. — The Pharmacy Quality Alliance (PQA) is hosting a national forum to showcase emerging best practices to address the social determinants of health (SDOH) and the role of pharmacists. Caring for the Whole Patient: Leveraging Pharmacists to Address Social Determinants of Health takes place November 19-20 in Arlington, Va., at the Renaissance Arlington Capital View Hotel.
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
ALEXANDRIA, Va. – The Pharmacy Quality Alliance (PQA) has launched a collaborative initiative to create a rubric for assessing the patient-centeredness of quality measure development and implementation. PQA, in partnership with the National Quality Forum (NQF) and the National Health Council (NHC), will engage patients, measure developers, and other stakeholders to create the Patient-Centered Engagement Rubric for