PQS Quality Corner Show

PQS Quality Corner Show

Join Pharmacy Quality Solutions Associate Director of Pharmacy Accounts Nick Dorich, PharmD, for a podcast series "Quality Corner Show" that covers everything quality in the world of pharmacy and patient care. Look for future episodes to interview guests and experts in the healthcare profession.

Episodes

February 13, 2024 29 mins

PQS Senior Manager of Pharmacy Training and Support, Brittany Boyd, returns to the Quality Corner show to help unpack the full year of performance data for 2023 in EQUIPP that is available with the 2024 February EQUIPP Refresh. 

Boyd talks with Quality Corner Show Host and PQS Associate Director of Pharmacy Accounts, Nick Dorich, about what pharmacies can do with the full year performance data, where to start, and best tip...

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The PQS Quality Corner Show welcomes back PQS Director of Analytics and Program Development Andrew Thorne, PharmD, MS, to talk about findings from the 2023 Trend Report in Pharmacy Quality.
Thorne first breaks down the first chapter of the report that studies the impact of socio-demographic factors, including age, gender, and low-income subsidy (LIS) status, on adherence rates for Cholesterol, Diabetes, and Renin Angiotensin Sy...

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December 12, 2023 24 mins

Podcast Host Nick Dorich, PharmD, PQS Associate Director of Pharmacy Accounts, chats with Emily Endres, VP of Client Services at PQS about why pharmacy and healthcare quality will matter more in 2024.

Endres talks briefly about CMS legislation in 2024 and how that affects quality care and why that still matters for pharmacies. There is also discussion about what pharmacy teams should prioritize in relation to medication, a...

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Podcast Host Nick Dorich, PharmD, PQS Associate Director of Pharmacy Accounts, partners with fellow teammate Connor Kovatch, Customer Experience Specialist to run down answers to the top EQUIPP questions from 2023.
 Kovatch addresses common questions that EQUIPP users have had related to medication adherence performance rates. Questions cover scenarios where patients have discontinued medications, are in hospice care, or have r...

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The PQS Quality Corner Show welcomes Radha V. Patel, PharmD, MPH, BCACP, Director, Pharmacy Quality Improvement  at Centene Corporation  to talk about how the managed care community can engage with community pharmacies to support adherence and clinical measures like Controlling Blood Pressure.

Podcast Host Nick Dorich, PharmD, PQS Associate Director of Pharmacy Accounts asks Patel why blood pressure management and cardiovascular hea...

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November 21, 2023 17 mins

Podcast Host Nick Dorich, PharmD, PQS Associate Director of Pharmacy Accounts, interviews Stephanie Hale, PQS Quality Programs Manager about Enhanced Services opportunities currently available in EQUIPP.

Stephanie talks about three programs: Controlling Blood Pressure, A1c, and Year End Adherence programs, and the response of pharmacies that are implementing these programs.

For more information on PQS Enhanced Ser...

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November 14, 2023 42 mins

The Quality Corner Show invites back Jesse McCullough, Founder of Keystone Pharmacy Insights, to cover a variety of leadership lessons and topics without getting thrown by podcast Host Nick Dorich, PharmD, PQS Senior Manager of Pharmacy Accounts.

McCullough talks about directional leadership, suggests implementing Judo tactics into leadership strategy such as reversal moves, and explores the discipline of the hope of healt...

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October 31, 2023 38 mins

The Quality Corner Show welcomes back Dr. Ben Urick, PharmD, PhD, Principal Health Outcomes Researcher at Prime Therapeutics and Adjunct Assistant Professor of Clinical Education at the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy, to talk about trends in medication adherence including creating value through medication adherence improvement.

Urick reviews a bit of existing literature on medication adherence and then explores the relati...

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Podcast Host Nick Dorich, PharmD, PQS Associate Director of Pharmacy Accounts, welcomes Zachary Green, CPhT, Associate Director, Partnership Development at the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB) to the Quality Corner Show to talk about PTCB involvement with the Pharmacy Technician Educators Council (PTEC).

Green provides a little history on PTEC and promotes a new conference slated for summer 2024 that would pr...

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September 5, 2023 25 mins

PQS Quality Corner Show Host Nick Dorich, PharmD, PQS Senior Manager of Pharmacy Accounts, recaps EQUIPP's appearance at three summer trade shows including McKesson IdeaShare, Cardinal's RBC, and AmerisourceBergen's Thoughtspot in 2023.

PQS Team members that guest on this episode include Pharmacy Account Manager Patti Duda, Quality Programs Manager Stephanie Hale, and Sr. Director, Strategic Initiatives Ian ...

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August 29, 2023 45 mins

The Quality Corner Show explores the rise of AI in healthcare and more specifically its use in pharmacy. Podcast Host Nick Dorich, PharmD, PQS Associate Director of Pharmacy Accounts, interviews co-founders of the AI Collective Whitley Yi, PharmD, BCPS, and Christy Cheung, PharmD about how pharmacists can leverage artificial intelligence as a tool in the workplace currently and what does the future hold for AI.

Whitley Yi,...

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Founder and CEO of Uptown Creation Chris Cozzolino, PharmD joins the Quality Corner Show to talk about how pharmacies should optimize social media strategies with Podcast Host Nick Dorich, PharmD, PQS Associate Director of Pharmacy Accounts.

Cozzolino talks about which social media channels can have the biggest impact in optimizing your online presence and the importance of promoting a pharmacist's healthcare expertis...

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August 1, 2023 28 mins

The Journal of the American College of Clinical Pharmacy recently published an editorial in 2023 asking the question, "Is the “clinical pharmacist” designation still relevant?"
Podcast Host Nick Dorich, PharmD, PQS Associate Director of Pharmacy Accounts,  interviews the author of this article, Dave L. Dixon PharmD, FCCP, Professor & Chair, Dept. of Pharmacotherapy & Outcomes Science (DPOS) at VCU on this epis...

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July 18, 2023 30 mins

The Quality Corner Show welcomes back the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB) to talk about what is next for pharmacy technicians. This time Host Nick Dorich, PharmD, PQS Associate Director of Pharmacy Accounts sits down with William Schimmel, Executive Director & CEO at PTCB.
Schimmel talks about how the role of pharmacy technicians has evolved pre-pandemic to post-pandemic, and what lies ahead in the form of ne...

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Olunife Akinmolayan, PharmD, aka "O",  APhA Executive Resident, Practice & Government Affairs, American Pharmacists Association, praises his experience at the PQA 2023 Annual Meeting and provides his takeaways from the event on the Quality Corner Show.
Podcast Host Nick Dorich, PharmD, PQS Associate Director of Pharmacy Accounts, asks "O" about highlights from the event, and "O" details session...

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Podcast Host Nick Dorich, PharmD, PQS Associate Director of Pharmacy Accounts, moderates a discussion and review of the health equity highlights from the PQA Annual Meeting 2023 in Nashville, TN. The guests for this episode include Christie Teigland​, VP, Research Science and Advanced Analytics at Inovalon, and Lisa Hines, PharmD, CPHQ, Chief Quality and Innovation Officer at the Pharmacy Quality Alliance.
Teigland speaks about...

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Podcast Host Nick Dorich, PharmD, PQS Associate Director of Pharmacy Accounts, talks about pharmacist intervention to close statin gaps with Jennifer L. Bacci, PharmD, MPH, BCACP, Endowed Associate Professor in Innovative Pharmacy Practice at University of Washington School of Pharmacy. She's one of the co-authors of the JAMA article
Community Pharmacist Intervention to Optimize Statin Adherence in Diabetes Care.

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May 9, 2023 30 mins

The PQS Quality Corner Show welcomes Thomas Franko, PharmD, Associate Professor of Pharmacy Practice at Wilkes University on the podcast to talk about the upcoming release of OTC Naloxone and what that means for pharmacists in improving community access. 

Podcast Host Nick Dorich, PharmD, PQS Associate Director of Pharmacy Accounts also asks Franko about where Naloxone will fit in the pharmacy setting and how pharmacists c...

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How can pharmacists utilize year-to-date data in EQUIPP for continuous quality improvement? 
The PQS Quality Corner Show Host Nick Dorich, PharmD, PQS Associate Director of Pharmacy Accounts asks Crosby Tindal, PharmD, BCPS, Pharmacy Quality Manager, Operations Specialist at Cub Pharmacies about pharmacy team adherence-focused goals using year-to-date and end of year data. 
Tindal offers some strategy on using EQUIPP data ...

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PQS Associate Director of Pharmacy Accounts, Nick Dorich, PharmD,  wraps up APhA 2023 with a set of interviews with Sidrah Alam, PharmD, MS PGx, Jessica K. Marx, PharmD, BCPS, and Sandra Rosa, B.S., R.PH.  
The group speaks about the importance of professional involvement at APhA, connecting with friends and pharmily, and the mental rejuvenation after attending the conference. 

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