Elevate Pharmacy Virtual Summit: Day 1 Session 1
Nicholas Dorich is the Sr. Manager, Professional Relations at Pharmacy Quality Solutions, Inc (PQS). He manages PQS relationships with pharmacy clients, as well as implementation and tracking of medication-related quality measure performance. Additional duties include development and tracking of valuable resources and insight on quality measures, including education and training for pharmacy teams, leadership and frontline practitioners. In this role, Nicholas also works to develop and design reporting for pharmacy clients along with reporting capabilities for the EQuIPP dashboard that extend beyond the Medicare Star Ratings.
Prior to PQS, Nicholas led activities related to professional affairs, education and research at the National Association of Chain Drug Stores (NACDS) and NACDS Foundation. This included projects researching and implementing strategies to improve public health outcomes focusing on improving immunization rates, removing barriers to administering immunizations and responses to public health emergencies. Other projects included development of the NACDS Foundation Scholars Program, design of a funding program to improve transitions of care involving appropriate medication use and development of pharmacy education, continuing education and training courses.
Nicholas earned his PharmD from the University of Rhode Island College of Pharmacy in 2011 and completed an Executive Residency with the National Association of Chan Drug Stores Foundation in 2012. As a student pharmacist, Nicholas served as a Student Representative for the Rhode Island Pharmacists Association; working with the association to coordinate legislative efforts to allow for pharmacist immunizing authority with the University of Rhode Island College of Pharmacy and other public health advocates. Nicholas remains as an active member with the American Pharmacists Association (APhA).
Learn more about PQS and also sign up for the EQuIPP dashboard on the website.
Learn more about PQA on their website.
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Blair Green Thielemier, PharmD is an independent consultant pharmacist living in Arkansas with her husband and daughter. Her latest project is the first-ever virtual pharmacy conference, the Elevate Pharmacy Virtual Summit. She is also the founder of Pharmapreneur Academy, an online e-Course and Community where she guides pharmacist-entrepreneurs through the process and barriers of building a pharmacy consulting business. She is the author of How to Build a Pharmacy Consulting Business, a contributing author for Pharmacy Times and guest host on the Pharmacy Podcast. More information about Dr. Thielemier can be found on her website.
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