EVER WONDER what it would be like to work directly with high-profile federal or quality organizations such as the National Quality Forum (NQF)?
There are a number of ASHP members currently serving on quality and other committees tasked with medication-use policies and standards, including:
• Sheila Botts, NQF Mental Health Patient Outcomes Steering Committee
• Phil Schneider, NQF Serious Reportable Events Steering Committee
• Karl Gumpper, NQF Clinical Decision Support Technical Advisory Panel (TAP)
• Keith Campbell, NQF Diabetes TAP, Patient Outcomes Project
• Sarah Spinler, NQF Cardiovascular TAP, Patient Outcomes Project
• Rita Shane, NQF Patient Advisory Steering Committee
• Patrick Cory, National Priorities Partnership (NPP) Care Coordination Workgroup
• Curtis Collins, NPP Safety Workgroup
• Bruce Berger, NPP Patient/Family Engagement Workgroup
• Jannet Carmichael and Jill Burkiewicz, CMS Technical Expert Panel on Medication Measures
The NQF and NPP are just several of many different opportunities for pharmacists to make a difference in medication-use policies and standards. And by providing real-time input and feedback on proposed measures, pharmacists have greater influence on patient care in the U.S. From the Centers for Medicaid & Medicare Services to the Federal Drug Administration, ASHP has a high rate of success placing members in key positions.
If you are interested in serving, send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org with the following information: first and last name, credentials, title, e-mail address, work phone number, specialty or area in which you are interested and qualified to be nominated for, and any experience you have had in the area of quality improvement and measure development (note: prior experience not required).