The topics in this section will help you better understand the drivers of pharmacy-based quality improvement efforts, develop your patient engagement skills, and gain insight into the development of quality improvement strategies.
PQS and COREreadiness have teamed up to create a new pharmacist training course dedicated to the EQuIPP® information management platform and pharmacy quality concepts. Take advantage of the PQS eLearning Center today.
Visit the PQS Learning Connection page for more information or the direct link below:
PQS eLearning Center
Pharmacy Quality Overview
PQS provides an overview of pharmacy quality measurement, the driving forces behind the shifting healthcare quality landscape, and various programs focused on medication use quality, including the Medicare Star Ratings.
PQS Summary of 2020 Part C & D Star Ratings
Medicare Star Ratings: Threshold Update for 2019
Medicare Star Ratings: Update for 2018
Don't have time to read the monthly journals filling your inbox and mailbox? We curate a selection of material to keep you up to date on the latest medication use quality information from the academic literature. To be fair, we are just getting started... mind the dust while we get our collection up to speed!
1. Medicare Star Ratings: Stakeholder proceedings on community pharmacy and managed care partnerships (JAPhA)
2. Performance Feedback Improves Compliance with Quality Measures... Need we say more? This article explores the role of performance feedback in improved compliance with quality measures for the management of cirrhosis. While the subject matter is physician-focused, the concept certainly extends to the emerging growth of quality measurement in the pharmacy world (AJMQ).
3. Understanding Reasons for Nonadherence to Medications in a Medicare Part D Beneficiary Sample: Study identifying reasons for low medication adherence in order to facilitate effective Medication Therapy Management (JMCP)
TRC- Pharmacist's Letter
The Therapeutic Research Center (TRC) Pharmacist's Letter offers a range of continuing educational courses. Subscription may be required.
APhA - Delivering Medication Therapy Management Services Certificate Training Delivering Medication Therapy Management Services is an innovative and interactive certificate training program that explores the pharmacist’s role in providing MTM services to patients. This practice-based activity teaches pharmacists the essential skills necessary to become a successful MTM practitioner. The certificate training program will enhance pharmacists’ clinical expertise in evaluating complicated medication regimens, identifying medication-related problems, and making recommendations to patients, caregivers, and health care professionals.
Power-Pak CE: MTM Certificate Program The Power-Pak CE MTM Certificate Program was developed in collaboration with nationally recognized MTM specialists from the faculty of two top-rated Schools of Pharmacy. This 30-credit educational program for pharmacists combines practical courses on MTM principles and practice with a comprehensive clinical section encompassing the most common medical conditions in which MTM is applied.
The Joint Commission of Pharmacy Practitioners has released a document that outlines a process that encompasses a contemporary and comprehensive approach to patient-centered care that is delivered in collaboration with other members of the health care team.
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