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PQS Quality Corner Show
40 minutes | May 24, 2022
How Opioid Measures Work: Concurrent Use of Opioids and BZDs
PQS Senior Manager of Data Analytics Andrew Thorne, PharmD, MS, joins the PQS Quality Corner Show to chat about the opioid measure "Concurrent Use of Opioids and Benzodiazepines" with Host Nick Dorich, PharmD, PQS Senior Manager of Pharmacy Accounts.Thorne digs into the specifics of the Concurrent Use of Opioids and BZDs measure and how patients qualify for this measure. He also provides a patient scenario that may help pharmacists better understand patient considerations.
25 minutes | May 17, 2022
Provider Education and Opioid Use Disorder
The Quality Corner Show welcomes Elizabeth Salisbury, PharmD, PGY-1 Community-based Pharmacy Resident at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, to talk about opioid use disorder with Host Nick Dorich, PharmD, PQS Senior Manager of Pharmacy Accounts. In this episode, Salisbury details what medications that pharmacists should be familiar with and how this applies with community pharmacy practice today.
31 minutes | May 10, 2022
Pharmacist’s Role in Respiratory Health
Andrew Straw, PharmD, BCADM, Associate Professor of Pharmacy Practice, Vice Chair at Cedarville University reviews common respiratory health conditions in community pharmacy practice with Host Nick Dorich, PharmD, PQS Senior Manager of Pharmacy Accounts on the Quality Corner Show.Straw also discusses primary treatment options for these conditions and how pharmacists can be involved in managing respiratory health of their patients.
34 minutes | May 3, 2022
STEADI-Rx: A Pharmacist’s Guide to Fall Prevention
Stefanie Ferreri, PharmD, BCACP, FAPhA, Smith-Olsen Distinguished Professor, Chair, Division of Practice Advancement and Clinical Education at UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy joins the podcast to talk older adult fall prevention and STEADI-Rx with Host Nick Dorich, PharmD, PQS Senior Manager of Pharmacy Accounts.STEADI-Rx is a resource to help pharmacists implement evidence-based, fall prevention strategies for their older patients.CDC Website STEADI-Rx
32 minutes | Mar 22, 2022
Deprescribing Considerations and the Geriatric Population
Donna Bartlett, PharmD, BCGP, RPh, Associate Professor of Pharmacy Practice at the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences returns to the Quality Corner Show to talk about medication deprescribing considerations for older adults with Host Nick Dorich, PharmD, PQS Senior Manager of Pharmacy Accounts.Bartlett emphasizes medication optimization and details specific classes or treatments where deprescribing would be appropriate.
42 minutes | Mar 15, 2022
Leading Successful Change Implementation in the Pharmacy
Alex C. Varkey, PharmD, MS, FAPhA, Director of Pharmacy Services at Houston Methodist Hospital, talks to Nick Dorich, PharmD, PQS Senior Manager of Pharmacy Accounts, about implementing change in workflow or processes in the pharmacy on the PQS Quality Corner Show. Varkey also speaks to leadership and their ability to motivate team members on the buy in of new processes.
30 minutes | Mar 8, 2022
Expanding Patient Care with Pharmacist Prescribing
James Lott (PharmD/MPP), Founder and CEO of Scripted.co, visits the Quality Corner Show to talk about pharmacist prescribing and managing medications with host Nick Dorich, PharmD, PQS Associate Director of Pharmacy Accounts.Lott explains the value of pharmacist prescribing and reviews some of the barriers for scale implementation. He also talks about the scripted.co platform and how that can help pharmacists prescribe for common treatments and conditions.
33 minutes | Mar 1, 2022
Implementing the Appointment-Based Model
Sophia Herbert, PharmD, Assistant Professor, Pharmacy and Therapeutics at the University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy, speaks with PQS Associate Director of Pharmacy Accounts, Nick Dorich, PharmD about implementing the Appointment-Based Model (ABM) within pharmacy on the Quality Corner Show.Herbert compares and contrasts Medication synchronization and the ABM process and explains which pharmacies are more apt to use ABM.
35 minutes | Feb 23, 2022
Expanding Blood Pressure Screenings and Management in Pharmacy
PQS Associate Director of Pharmacy Accounts, Nick Dorich, PharmD, talks with William R. Doucette, PhD, Veale Professor of Health Policy at the University of Iowa, Dept of Pharmacy Practice & Science, about blood pressure management in patients and how pharmacists can provide other related services. Doucette speaks on the podcast about his work with community pharmacists and how technology can be used to expand blood pressure management programs.
27 minutes | Feb 15, 2022
Medication Treatment Plans for Managing Hypertension
PQS Associate Director of Pharmacy Accounts, Nick Dorich, PharmD, covers medicine treatment plans for patients with hypertension with Stevie Veach, PharmD, BCACP, Clinical Assistant Professor and Director, PGY1 Community-based Pharmacy Residency Program with The University of Iowa College of Pharmacy.In this second American Heart Month episode of the podcast, Veach reviews non-drug lifestyle modifications, patient risk factors, and when to initiate medications.
29 minutes | Feb 9, 2022
How Pharmacists Help Patients Manage Hypertension
PQS Associate Director of Pharmacy Accounts, Nick Dorich, PharmD, chats with Samantha Ketterling, PharmD. Manager of Clinical Pharmacy Thrifty White Pharmacy about managing blood pressure in patients for a special American Heart Month episode of the podcast.Ketterling explains how pharmacists are currently helping patients manage their hypertension and what further steps could be coming in the near future to further impact patients' health.
32 minutes | Feb 1, 2022
Continuous Glucose Monitoring (Available for CE)
PQS Associate Director of Pharmacy Accounts, Nick Dorich, PharmD, talks with Diana Isaacs, PharmD, BCPS, BCACP, BC-ADM, CDCES, FADCES, FCCP, Endocrine Clinical Pharmacy Specialist, CGM and Remote Monitoring Program Coordinator at the Cleveland Clinic Endocrinology & Metabolism Institute about continuous glucose monitoring. Isaacs defines continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) on the Quality Corner Show and explains the difference between personal versus professional continuous glucose monitoring. Isaacs also explains how pharmacists can be involved with CGM management.Pharmacist’s Letter is offering CE credit for this podcast. Please log into your Pharmacist’s Letter account and look for the title of this podcast in the list of available CE courses.
38 minutes | Feb 1, 2022
Diabetes and Pain Management (Available for CE)
Charles D. Ponte, BSc, PharmD, FADCES, FAPhA, FASHP, FCCP, FNAP, and Professor of Clinical Pharmacy and Family Medicine at West Virginia University discusses diabetes and pain management on the PQS Quality Corner Show.Host PQS Associate Director of Pharmacy Accounts of Pharmacy Accounts, Nick Dorich, PharmD asks Ponte about pain and discomfort for patients with diabetes, and Ponte talks specifically about neuropathic pain management.Pharmacist’s Letter is offering CE credit for this podcast. Please log into your Pharmacist’s Letter account and look for the title of this podcast in the list of available CE courses.
25 minutes | Feb 1, 2022
Developing Your 2022 EQUIPP® Action Plan
PQS Associate Director of Pharmacy Accounts, Nick Dorich, PharmD and Brittany Boyd, MHA, Senior Manager, Pharmacy Training and Support, talk about the availability of full calendar year data for 2021 in EQUIPP® on the PQS Quality Corner Show and how that can help you develop your action plan for 2022. Boyd explains how pharmacies can review results from the 2021 calendar year and how to adopt the basics of quality improvement with a team focus.
30 minutes | Jan 25, 2022
Why Pharmacists Should Consider Career Coaching
PQS Senior Manager of Pharmacy Accounts, Nick Dorich, PharmD asks Janan Sarwar, PharmD, Pharmacy Career Coach, Medical Writer, and Publisher about the benefits of career coaching for pharmacists on the PQS Quality Corner Show. Sarwar defines career coaching, explains the differences between career coaches and mentors, and elaborates on the value of using both.
28 minutes | Jan 18, 2022
An Introduction to the 340B Program
PQS Senior Manager of Pharmacy Accounts, Nick Dorich, PharmD discusses the 340B program and pharmacy with Scott Brewster, PharmD, BCACP, AAHIVP, 340B ACE, 340B Program Manager, Retail Business Services an Ahold Delhaize Company on the PQS Quality Corner Show. Brewster goes on to explain expanded access and contract pharmacies in the 340B program.
37 minutes | Jan 11, 2022
The 2021 PQS Trend Report in Pharmacy Quality
PQS CEO Todd Sega reviews the 2021 PQS Trend Report in Pharmacy Quality with PQS Senior Manager of Pharmacy Accounts, Nick Dorich, PharmD on the Quality Corner Show.Sega explains why this trend report is different from previous documents and then goes over prescription trends from the announcement of the COVID-19 public health emergency (PHE) in the year 2020.Download the 2021 PQS Trend Report in Pharmacy Quality
33 minutes | Jan 4, 2022
Mobile Integrated Health and Pharmacist Engagement
The PQS Quality Corner Show welcomes Victoria Reinhartz, PharmD, CPh, Chief Executive Officer of Mobile Health Consultants, Inc., to talk about mobile integrated health. PQS Senior Manager of Pharmacy Accounts, Nick Dorich, PharmD asks Reinhartz to explain mobile integrated health and how it works in a community setting. Reinhartz also mentions how pharmacists can participate in these programs and serve a role on a mobile health team.For more information visit https://www.mobilehealthconsultants.com/
36 minutes | Dec 28, 2021
Trends in Pharmacy Services
Blair Green Thielemier, PharmD, Founder & CEO, Pharmapreneur Academy joins the PQS Quality Corner Show to talk trends in pharmacy services with PQS Senior Manager of Pharmacy Accounts, Nick Dorich, PharmD.Thielemier shares her predictions she made for the pharmacy practice a few years back and where she thinks the pharmacy is headed in the future. Pharmapreneur Academy
18 minutes | Dec 14, 2021
Tackling Your Biggest EQUIPP® Questions of 2021
PQS Client Services Senior Specialist Amanda Malooley returns to the PQS Quality Corner Show to tackle some of the biggest EQUIPP® questions that users had in 2021 and provide answers to help out pharmacists and their pharmacy teams use EQUIPP® more effectively. Host PQS Senior Manager of Pharmacy Accounts, Nick Dorich, PharmD helps sort out the questions that were the most frequent or impactful and relay those out to the listener.Amanda talks about why – or why not – patients are eligible for a quality measure. She explains Year-to-Date reporting and what your pharmacy should focus on early in the year. And finally, there is discussion on the Full Measure Set and why that is important to check.
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