PQA, the Pharmacy Quality Alliance, is a national quality organization dedicated to improving medication safety, adherence and appropriate use. A measure developer, researcher, educator and convener, PQA’s quality initiatives support better medication use and high-quality care. A non-profit organization with more than 250 diverse members across healthcare, PQA was established in 2006 as a public-private partnership with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services shortly after the implementation of the Medicare Part D Prescription Drug Benefit. PQA was created because prescription drug programs were a major area of health care where there was no organization or national program focused on quality improvement. Visit pqaalliance.org and follow PQA on Twitter @PQAAlliance and LinkedIn.
Pharmacy Measures and Policy Considerations for Pharmacy PracticeSeptember 20th 2022
There are several important policy issues that could impact pharmacists’ ability to positively affect the quality of care for patients through the use of pharmacy performance measures.
PQA-Supported Research Examines Cost Barriers to Medication Access and AdherenceSeptember 10th 2021
The Pharmacy Quality Alliance developed the “Medication Access Framework for Quality Measurement” to address the social determinants of health that hinder patient medication access and contribute to poor health outcomes.
University of Southern California Team Wins PQA’s 2021 Healthcare Quality Innovation ChallengeMay 26th 2021
The goal of this year’s competition was to propose a technology-driven solution to address pandemics, mental health, or social determinants of health (SDOH).
Short Videos Can Be Effective for Improving Medication AdherenceJanuary 8th 2021
Patrick Campbell, PharmD, PhD, the senior director of research at the Pharmacy Quality Alliance, discusses why sending a short video to a patient’s phone can improve primary medication adherence and why it’s more effective than text messages.
Pharmacy Quality Alliance Names New CEOJanuary 4th 2021
PQA is a national quality organization that brings 250 organizations from across health care together to develop and implement quality measures, conduct research and provide education that supports better medication use and high-quality care.
The Findings of the Pharmacy Provided Care Action GuideJuly 10th 2019
Loren Kirk, director of Stakeholder Engagement for the Pharmacy Quality Alliance, speaks to Pharmacy Times on the findings of the Pharmacy-Provided Care Action Guide Report, during the Pharmacy Quality Alliance Annual Meeting.
Federal Health Care Initiative Receives Pharmacy SupportJune 27th 2019
In a prepared statement, Pharmacy Quality Alliance (PQA) Chief Executive Officer Laura Cranston, RPh, said the organization applauds the initiatives outlined in “Executive Order on Improving Price and Quality Transparency in American Healthcare to Put Patients First.”
Common Challenges and Barriers to Patients in Accessing MedicationMay 29th 2019
Matthew Pickering, PharmD, RPh, PQA Senior Director of Research & Quality Strategies at Pharmacy Quality Alliance discusses its medication access framework for quality measurement during the Pharmacy Quality Alliance Annual Meeting in Baltimore, MD.
PQA Measures Aimed at Preventing Opioid OverdoseMay 24th 2019
Lisa Hines, PharmD, vice president of Measurement and Operations at Pharmacy Quality Alliance (PQA), discusses PQA's new opioid measures and how they complement existing measures during the Pharmacy Quality Alliance Annual Meeting in Baltimore, MD.
How PQA Identified the Need for New Opioid MeasuresMay 19th 2019
Lisa Hines, PharmD, vice president of Measurement and Operations at Pharmacy Quality Alliance (PQA), discusses the alliance's new opioid measures and how PQA identified the need for them during the PQA Annual Meeting in Baltimore, MD.