Nov. 2, 2017 1:30 PM to Nov. 3, 2017 12:30 PM  Add to Calendar


The Westin Alexandria
400 Courthouse Square
Alexandria, VA 22314

Hotel - Reserve your room by October 16 to receive the PQA rate of $209/night at tinyurl.com/PQAWestinReservation or by calling 1.866.837.4210.

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Christina McCloskey
PQA, Inc.








Quality and its delivery to the patients we care for has the potential to connect the disparate dots of providers, performance, and payment across the healthcare landscape. The PQA 2017 Leadership Summit will convene thought leaders, key decision makers, and quality stakeholders to interactively and collaboratively strategize to connect the dots in the continuum of care for the patient.  During the meeting, more than 200 attendees from PQA’s diverse membership will help shape the coming year's initiatives and collaborations to ensure the continued success and advancement of meaningful and actionable performance measures that can help improve patients' health.

The PQA Leadership Summit is a by invitation event for member organization key contacts and registration is complimentary.

Preliminary Agenda

Thursday, November 2, 2017

Keynote: Advancing the Quality Agenda through Public/Private Collaborations

Sleeping Like a Baby or Up All Night:  A frank discussion of the challenges and opportunities to our healthcare system from opinion leaders across stakeholders

A Walk in My Shoes Connecting the Dots begins and ends with keeping the patient at the core of our thinking, our actions and our strategic plans for our organizations. Learn more about the challenges we face and how to tackle them from a patient advocate and thought leader in healthcare that has her own first-hand experiences as a caregiver.

Lessons Learned from the Health Care Reform Debates in 2017

Networking Reception

Friday, November 3, 2017

Back on My Feet: Fun Run or Walk OPTIONAL: Get your morning started with a run or walk organized and led by Back on My Feet, a non-profit organization seeking to revolutionize the way that our society approaches homelessness.  You will not want to miss this morning’s fun!

Continental Breakfast

General Session:  Hitting the Highlights – A Look into PQA’s Future Learn more about the newly approved, three-year PQA Strategic Plan from members of the PQA Board Strategic Planning Committee. This plan, which will guide PQA’s activities from 2018-2020, has incorporated new initiatives, refinements to existing areas of measure development, implementation, member engagement, and educational initiatives and a strong new foundation for research and demonstration projects. This fast-moving discussion will include several members of the Board, liaisons to the Board and senior level staff. You won’t want to miss an opportunity to ask questions and provide your insights into these new and enhanced directions!

Breakout Sessions (Each session will be repeated twice)

  • Session #1: True Measure Harmonization: Understand the What, Why, and How
  • Session #2: Strategies for Improving Patient Care through Big Data
  • Session #3: Measuring What Matters:  Improving the Patient Experience with their Pharmacy and Health Plan

Keynote Address: Taking Steps to Address Opioid Overprescribing: A Surgeon’s Perspective on Creating Actionable Measures and Best Practices in One of the Nation’s Leading Health Systems  Over the summer, the White House declared the opioid epidemic as a national emergency.  One in 16 patients become chronic users, according to new research by doctors at the University of Michigan.  Even more alarming, research shows that relapse rates after opioid addiction treatment could be as high as 91%.  In addition to expanding treatment, it’s time we address the root of the problem — overprescribing.  Learn how John Hopkins Surgical Team is addressing this issue, one surgical procedure at a time, with a combination of metrics, data sharing reports assessing practice patterns and best practices among providers.

Insights into Successful Community Approaches to Tackling Opioid Use Disorders

Closing Remarks and Adjournment