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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.

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EQUIPP® Summer Trade Show Recap 2022
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 2022.Dorich interviews a few PQS team members that attended these shows including Connor Kovatch, Customer Experience Specialist; Cameron Marous, BI Engineer; and Sarah Malick, Software Engineer. Each team member talks about some of the common questions and comments they have received from customers concerning EQUIPP® .
22:03 09/13/2022
Immunization Updates on Human Papillomavirus (HPV)
Katie Dollar, PharmD, Clinical Staff Pharmacist at Price Chopper Pharmacy returns to the Quality Corner Show to provide immunization updates on Human Papillomavirus (HPV) and rounds out a set of August Immunization Awareness Month episodes.In this episode, podcast host Nick Dorich, PharmD, PQS Senior Manager of Pharmacy Accounts asks Dollar about HPV guidelines, prevalence, risk factors and historical prevention efforts. Dollar reminds pharmacists to check with their state board of pharmacy and pharmacy practice laws in determining whether they can administer the vaccine and to which qualified patients in their state. 
43:19 08/30/2022
Instilling Vaccine Confidence in Patients
The PQS Quality Corner Show talks with Jon​athan Little, PharmD, Research and Innovation Project Management Specialist at APhA Foundation and Tana N. Kaefer, PharmD,  Director of Clinical Services at Bremo Pharmacies about instilling vaccine confidence in pharmacy patients. In this episode, PQS Associate Director of Pharmacy Accounts, Nick Dorich, PharmD, asks Little and Kaefer about key deterrents to vaccine confidence that pharmacists can address. Little and Kaefer also provide first hand examples of how they handle patient communications.Project IMPACT: Vaccine Confidence was funded in part by a collaborative agreement with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) — CoAg number 1 NU50CK000576-01-00. The CDC is an agency within the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). Contents of this podcast do not necessarily represent the CDC or HHS and should not be considered an endorsement by the Federal Government. https://vaccineconfident.pharmacist.com
29:21 08/23/2022
The Pharmacy Technician’s Role in Immunizations Today
The PQS Quality Corner Show talks with Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB) Vice President, Partnership Development Liza Chapman, PharmD, FAPhA, and Ryan Burke, PharmD, Director, Professional Affairs at PTCB about how the pharmacy technician's role with immunizations has evolved in the last three years. PQS Associate Director of Pharmacy Accounts, Nick Dorich, PharmD, also asks Chapman and Burke their thoughts on whether pharmacy technician provided immunizations are here to stay and what additional efforts are needed on the state or federal level to harmonize the roles and responsibilities of the pharmacy technician for these services. PTCBLink to PTCB Advanced Certified Pharmacy Technician (CPhT-Adv)
32:52 08/16/2022
A Further Look into Adult Vaccination Updates in 2022
 Amanda Applegate, PharmD, BCACP, Director of Practice Development at Kansas Pharmacists Association, returns to the Quality Corner Show for a part II continuation of her discussion on adult immunizations that covers Hepatitis B, Influenza, Pneumococcal, and RSV vaccines. Applegate touches upon flu vaccinations and relays to Host Nick Dorich, PharmD, PQS Senior Manager of Pharmacy Accounts how patients over the age of 65 should receive a high-dose  or enhanced flu shot. She also provides resource links for pharmacists to review for immunization questions and updates. 
21:23 08/09/2022
Immunization Updates for COVID-19 in 2022
The Quality Corner Show begins Immunization Awareness Month in August with the topic of COVID-19 immunization updates featuring Amanda Applegate, PharmD, BCACP, Director of Practice Development at Kansas Pharmacists Association.Applegate chats with Host Nick Dorich, PharmD, PQS Senior Manager of Pharmacy Accounts about general recommendations  for vaccinations for patients age 6 months to 5 years old, boosters, and vaccine safety. 
19:59 08/02/2022
What’s New in the Next Evolution of EQUIPP®
PQS Chief Operating Officer Nancy Chung joins the Quality Corner Show to talk about the launch of the new EQUIPP® interface with Podcast Host Nick Dorich, PharmD, PQS Associate Director of Pharmacy Accounts.Chung talks about what users can expect with the changes to EQUIPP®, including how it looks, how navigation works, new functionality, and other features.More details are available here:https://www.pharmacyquality.com/equippevolution/
15:02 07/19/2022
Addressing Healthcare for the LGBTQIA Community - Roundtable Discussion
The PQS Quality Corner Show hosts a roundtable discussion addressing healthcare for the LGBTQIA community featuring Veronica Vernon, PharmD, BCPS, BCACP, NCMP, Assistant Professor, Butler University; Alex R. Mills, PharmD, BCACP, AAHIVP (He/Him/His), Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice (HIV, LGBTQ+ Health), University of Mississippi School of Pharmacy - Jackson Campus; and Kevin Astle, PharmD, BCPS, BCACP, AAHIVP, CDCES Assistant Professor , University of South Florida.PQS Associate Director of Pharmacy Accounts, Nick Dorich, PharmD, leads the discussion and starts by asking about barriers the LGBTQIA community faces regarding healthcare. 
37:37 07/12/2022
Providing Inclusive Care for the LGBTQ+ Community
PQS Associate Director of Pharmacy Accounts, Nick Dorich, PharmD,  chats with Joseph A. Nardolillo, PharmD, BCACP, (he/him/his) Assistant Professor (Clinical) Department of Pharmacy Practice at the Eugene Applebaum College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, Wayne State University about how pharmacists can provide inclusive care for the LGBTQ+ community.
37:16 06/28/2022
Interview Highlights from the 2022 PQA Annual Meeting
The Quality Corner Show takes a look back at the Pharmacy Quality Alliance (PQA) 2022 Annual Meeting with interviews featuring: Pharmacy Quality Alliance CEO Micah Cost, PharmD, MSKristi Mitchell, MPH, CEO and Founder Health Equity OutcomesBrett Kay, Director, Healthcare Quality Strategic Customer Group, Johnson & Johnson Health Care SystemsTripp Logan, PharmD, Community Pharmacist at SEMO Rx Pharmacies & Services www.semorx.com and Consultant at ESPhA www.espha.net
43:35 06/22/2022
How Pharmacists Can Utilize PQA’s Social Determinants of Health Resource Guide
Pharmacy Quality Alliance Chief Engagement Officer Richard Schmitz joins the Quality Corner Show to talk about how pharmacists can get the most out of PQA's Social Determinants of Health Resource Guide.Schmitz explains that the guide focuses on seven key barriers that patients face and that pharmacists can work with their patients to address these barriers by providing Social Determinants of Health (SDOH) services detailed within the guide.More info available at the Pharmacy Quality Alliance website 
23:06 06/21/2022
Pharmacist Provided Education for Patients with Asthma
PQS Associate Director of Pharmacy Accounts, Nick Dorich, PharmD,  chats with Hanna Friedrich, PharmD, PGY1 Community Pharmacy Resident at CUB Pharmacy, about how pharmacists communicate to patients with asthma on this episode of the podcast.Friedrich reviews the asthma disease state and goes over key counseling points with the patient concerning inhaler use. She also touches upon a recent research project focused on pharmacist-led patient education for asthma management. 
20:43 06/14/2022
Student Pharmacists Discuss Public Health Advocacy
The Quality Corner Show welcomes Zachary Oquendo, P4 Pharmacy Student at the University of a Rhode Island College of Pharmacy (URI) and Amanda Rocha, URI PharmD Candidate 2022 to discuss the public health role for pharmacists with Host Nick Dorich, PharmD, PQS Senior Manager of Pharmacy Accounts. In this episode, Oquendo and Rocha explain how every pharmacist is a public health provider, and they provide examples related to immunizations, opioid and substance use, and test & treat programs.
27:18 06/07/2022
Increasing Quality Outcomes through Patient-First Communication
Jeffrey Bratberg, PharmD, FAPhA, Clinical Professor at the University of Rhode Island College of Pharmacy talks about increasing quality outcomes through patient-first communication on the Quality Corner Show with Host Nick Dorich, PharmD, PQS Senior Manager of Pharmacy Accounts. In this episode, Bratberg explains the value of adopting patient or people-first language in patient counseling and harm reduction communications. He also provides some examples where using updated language and terminology by the pharmacist or practitioner might encourage positive interactions. 
26:55 05/31/2022
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.
40:05 05/24/2022
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. 
25:25 05/17/2022
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. 
31:07 05/10/2022
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
33:52 05/03/2022
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.  
32:05 03/22/2022
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. 
42:08 03/15/2022
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.
30:29 03/08/2022
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.
32:48 03/01/2022
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.
34:56 02/23/2022
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.
26:52 02/15/2022
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. 
29:21 02/09/2022
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.
38:28 02/01/2022
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.
31:38 02/01/2022
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. 
24:39 02/01/2022
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. 
29:43 01/25/2022
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.
28:04 01/18/2022