NPC @ 2019 Pharmacy Quality Alliance Annual Meeting

May 15-17, 2019

At the 2019 Pharmacy Quality Alliance Annual Meeting held on May 15-17 in Baltimore, NPC President and Chief Executive Officer Dan Leonard will share insights on the complexities of “Engaging Healthcare Media Today” on May 16 at 8:45 a.m. NPC’s research with Discern Health on patient-reported measures in oncology care will also be presented at an 11:15 a.m. session on May 16. Don't miss this chance to engage with health care stakeholders about key topics in quality measurement, value and more.


Panel: Engaging Healthcare Media Today

Thursday, May 16, 8:45 a.m.-10 am.

Health care grows more complex and the number of non-traditional providers increases every year. Simultaneously, newsrooms continue to shrink, and audiences receive their information from an increasingly diffuse set of media. From clinical care to the business of healthcare, how can companies and associations ensure their voice is heard in trade, policy and consumer media? How should communicators focus their time and resources in a competitive and rapidly changing environment? Experts will share their insights for effectively engaging media today.

  • Dan Leonard, MA, President & Chief Executive Officer, National Pharmaceutical Council
  • Ceci Connolly, President & Chief Executive Officer, Alliance of Community Health Plans
  • Aaron E. Carroll, MD, MS, Professor of Pediatrics, Associate Dean for Research Mentoring, and Director of the Center for Health Policy and Professionalism Research, Indiana University School of Medicine

Panel: Filling Gaps in Patient-Reported Performance Measures for Oncology

Thursday, May 16, 11:15 a.m.-11:45 a.m.

Including the patient voice in quality measurement is a priority, but difficulty developing methodologically-sound patient-reported measures (PRMs) and implementing meaningful patient-reported performance measures (PR-PMs) has contributed to gaps in the availability of PR-PMs for accountability programs. With funding from the National Pharmaceutical Council (NPC), Discern Health researched patient-reported measurement in oncology to chart a path for gap-filling. The project included: performing an environmental scan and measure gap analysis; interviewing stakeholders and experts; and facilitating a multi-stakeholder roundtable to explore challenges and opportunities. This session discusses the landscape and use of available PRMs and PR-PMs. It explores key concepts from provider, patient, and researcher perspectives and offers recommendations for filling gaps in availability of meaningful patient-centered measures, including those related to medication and treatment toxicity.

  • W. Garth Callaghan, Patient, The Napkin Notes Dad
  • Karen Fields, MD, Medical Director, Moffitt Cancer Center
  • Theresa Schmidt, MA, PMP, CSPO, Director, Discern Health