Presentations
2014
  • Importance of Medication Reconciliation in Disharge Planning: Implications for readmission rates, resource allocation and complex care management

    December 2014
    Canadian Alternate Level of Care Conference, Toronto, CA

    An invited presentation by Visante Senior Consultant, Cynthia Hennen, RPh.

  • Formulary Considerations with Biosimilars

    November 2014
    Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

    A lecture presented by James Stevenson Pharm D, FASHP at the “Exploring a New Horizon in Pharmacy Practice in Saudi Arabia” conference. This was organized in collaboration with the American Society of Health System Pharmacists by the Ministry of National Guard-Health Affairs, King Saud Bin Abdulaziz University for Health Science – Jeddah, King Abdulaziz Medical City, Western Region.

  • Evidence-based Review Process for Formulary Drug Addition

    November 2014
    Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

    A lecture presented by James Stevenson Pharm D, FASHP at the “Exploring a New Horizon in Pharmacy Practice in Saudi Arabia” conference. This was organized in collaboration with the American Society of Health System Pharmacists by the Ministry of National Guard-Health Affairs, King Saud Bin Abdulaziz University for Health Science – Jeddah, King Abdulaziz Medical City, Western Region.

  • Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committees: Effective Approaches to Formulary Drug Evaluation

    November 2014
    Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

    A workshop presented by James Stevenson Pharm D, FASHP at the “Exploring a New Horizon in Pharmacy Practice in Saudi Arabia” conference. This was organized in collaboration with the American Society of Health System Pharmacists by the Ministry of National Guard-Health Affairs, King Saud Bin Abdulaziz University for Health Science – Jeddah, King Abdulaziz Medical City, Western Region.

  • Economic Evaluation as a Component of Formulary Decision-Making

    November 2014
    King Faisal Specialist Hospital & Research Centre, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

    Invited presentation by Visante, Inc. and Visante, Ltd Hospital & Health Systems Services President James Stevenson (PharmD, FASHP) at the Drug Formulary Management Concept Theory, and Practice: Beyond Drug Selection Symposium.

  • Integrating Pharmacy and Therapeutics Decisions Within Healthcare Information Systems

    November 2014
    King Faisal Specialist Hospital & Research Centre, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

    An invited presentation by Visante Inc and Visante, Ltd Hospital & Health Systems Services President, James Stevenson (PharmD, FASHP) at the Drug Formulary Management Concept, Theory, and Practice: Beyond Drug Selection Symposium.

  • Formulary Decision-Making: Beyond Evidence

    November 2014
    King Faisal Specialist Hospital & Research Centre, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

    An invited presentation by Visante Inc and Visante Limited President of Hospital & Health Systems Services James Stevenson (PharmD FASHP) at the Drug Formulary Management Concept, Theory, and Practice: Beyond Drug Selection Symposium.

  • Team-Based Care to Optimize Medication Outcomes for Chronic Conditions

    October 2014
    Virginia Commonwealth University School of Pharmacy

    An invited  presentation by Visante Hospital & Health Systems Services President, James Stevenson (PharmD, FASHP)

  • A Conversation With Our National Leaders: Best Care Practices in the Geriatric Continuum 2014

    October 2014
    Lake Buena Vista, FL

    October 18, 2014: a presentation by Sharon F. Clackum, PharmD, CGP, CDM, FASCP, Visante’s Senior Consultant & Pharmacotherapy Specialist.

  • Hospital and Health System Opportunities in Outpatient Prescription Programs

    October 2014
    VHA West Coast Region Conference, Del Mar, CA

    October 14, 2014: Gregory S. Burger, MS, RPh, FASHP, Senior Director, Hospital and Health System Services, Visante, Inc. presents at the VHA West Coast Region Conference.

    Hospitals and health systems are looking for new ways to generate revenue and position themselves for accountable care and continuity of care. This presentation discusses how outpatient pharmacy prescription programs offer a viable revenue stream that may offer additional financial support to expand other services in an organization.

  • Assessing Compounded Sterile Products

    October 2014
    Glendale, CA

    Visante CEO, James Jorgenson, (MS, RPh, FASHP) presented to Glendale California area pharmacists on October 16, 2014.

  • Assessing Compounded Sterile Products

    October 2014
    Arlington, TX

    Visante CEO, James Jorgenson, (MS, RPh, FASHP) presented to Arlington Texas area pharmacists on October 15, 2014

  • Assessing Compounded Sterile Products

    October 2014
    Columbus, OH

    Presented by Visante CEO James Jorgenson (MS, RPh, FASHP) on October 14, 2014 to Columbus Ohio area pharmacists.

  • Hazardous Medication Handling: Safety with Savings

    September 2014
    Asian Pacific Oncology Pharmacy Conference, Seoul, Korea

    September 30, 2014

    A discussion by Visante Inc CEO, James Jorgenson, of the advantages of closed system technology when handling hazardous medications.

  • The Role of the Pharmacist in Transitions of Care

    September 2014
    HOPA Oncology Pharmacy Practice Management Program, Chicago, IL

    A presentation by Visante CEO, James Jorgenson, describing the increasing role of pharmacists in maintaining optimal pharmacotherapy as patients transition out of the hospital.

  • Developing an Oncology Pharmacy Dashboard

    September 2014
    HOPA Oncology Pharmacy Practice Management Program, Chicago IL

    A presentation by Visante CEO, James Jorgenson,  discussing essential data to track and manage a dedicated oncology pharmacy.

  • Managing the Specialty Pharmacy Patient

    September 2014
    ASHP leadersEDGE webinar

    Featuring Visante’s James Stevenson (PharmD, FASHP) and Tammy Zukowski (MBA) as panel members along with Lindsey Kelly (PharmD, MS) and moderated by Sharon Murphy Enright.

    September 25, 2014
    4 – 5:30 p.m. ET
    Register now

    By 2018, 7 of the 10 top-selling drugs in the United States will be specialty products, changing the patterns of care and the need to manage specific populations of patients receiving the treatment. Managing these patients and their complex care needs and overcoming fragmented aspects of the care process to achieve desired clinical and economic outcomes will require that you have a strategy for managing that care, whether or not you have developed a specialty pharmacy.

    For more information about the leadersEDGE Webinar Series, and to see recordings of previously held webinars, visit www.ashpfoundation.org/leadersedge.

  • Site of Care Dynamics

    September 2014
    Magellan Rx Specialty Conference, New York City, NY

    Visante CEO James Jorgenson presents issues related to the site of care delivery.

  • ACOs and Medicines Management

    September 2014
    Childrens’ Hospital Association, Phoenix, AZ

    A presentation by Visante CEO, James Jorgenson focusing on the role of ACOs and careful scrutiny of medication management in a pediatric hospital setting.

  • Error Free Dispensing on Path to Error Free Administration

    September 2014
    The UnSummit, New Orleans, LA

    September 19, 2014

    Presented by James Toohey (MS, RPh) Visante Senior Consultant and Executive Director of Pharmacy, Aultman Hospital, Canton, Ohio.

    For the past seven years, the pharmacy and nursing staff at Aultman Hospital in Canton, Ohio, have been learning …

  • Pre Conference BPOC Boot Camp

    September 2014
    The UnSummit, New Orleans, LA

    September 18, 2014

    Visante Senior Consultant and Executive Director of Pharmacy at Aultman Hospital, James Toohey, presents his experience on a panel addressing the issues with BPOC or Bar Code-enabled Point of Care.

  • Formulary Considerations with Biosimilars

    September 2014
    FIP meeting, Bangkok, Thailand

    A presentation by Visante’s James Stevenson on September 2, 2014 at the International Pharmaceutical Federation meeting. This talk was a part of the larger session dedicated to insights into biosimilars and non-biological complex drugs.

  • Formulary Considerations with Biosimilars

    September 2014
    FIP Meeting, Bangkok, Thailand

    A presentation on September 2, 2014 by James Stevenson (Pharm D), President, Hospital & Health Systems Services Visante, Inc. and Visante, Ltd. Jim’s address was part of the overall discussion of insights into biosimilars and non-biological complex drugs at the International Pharmaceutical Federation (FIP) meeting.

  • The 340B Program Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow

    September 2014
    Aspirus Upper Peninsula Board Retreat

    September 4, 2014

    A special retreat presentation for all Michigan Aspirus Hospitals’ administrators and board members by Visante’s 340B specialist and Aspirus board member, William Wood.

  • National Initiatives and Provider Status Update

    August 2014
    TNPhA/ TASCP Annual Seminar, Franklin, TN

    August 27, 2014

    A presentation by Sharon Clackum, PharmD, CGP, CDM, FASCP, Visante Senior Consultant & Pharmacotherapy Specialist.

  • Assessing Compounded Sterile Products

    August 2014
    Spectrum Health Pharmacists, Grand Rapids, MI

    Visante CEO James Jorgenson, (MS, RPh, FASHP) discusses the importance of maintaining sterility for compounded products and various options for improving safety and extending use dates for these medicines.

  • Assessing Compounded Sterile Products

    July 2014
    Pasadena Area Pharmacists, Pasadena, CA

    July 24, 2014: Visante Inc. CEO James Jorgenson (MS, RPh, FASHP) will discuss various aspects of assessing independent compounded sterile products vs. considerations for in house preparation of these products.

  • Pharmacy’s Role in Providing Increased Value and Improving Patient Outcomes

    July 2014
    Presented by James Jorgenson on July 8, 2014 to the Orange County Chapter of the California Society of Health System Pharmacists and July 9 to the San Fernando Valley Chapter
  • Pharmacist Pain Initiative – Pharmacist’s Vital Role in Influencing Outcomes

    June 2014
    ASCP Annual Conference & Exhibition, Tampa, FL

    A presentation by Sharon Clackum, PharmD, CGP, CDM, FASCP, Visante Senior Consultant & Pharmacotherapy Specialist

  • Challenges and Opportunities Facing Consultant Pharmacists

    June 2014
    ASCP Annual Conference & Exhibition, Tampa FL

    June 27, 2014: A panel discussion including Sharon F. Clackum, PharmD, CGP, CDM, FASCP Visante Senior Consultant & Pharmacotherapy Specialist

  • Challenges and Opportunities for Managing Hemophilia

    May 2014

    Visante’s James Jorgenson, President Hospital & Health Systems Services discusses best practices for managing hemophilia from the managed care industry’s perspective.  This will be a part of the National Hemophilia Foundation’s 2014 Live Webcast Series.  Jim’s presentation will be webcast on May 21 and May 29.

  • Assessing Compounded Sterile Products

    May 2014

    Presented May 1 to Cleveland area pharmacists, Independence, Ohio by James Jorgenson, MS, RPh, FASHP.

  • The Business of Pharmacy

    April 2014

    Presented on April 30, 2014 by James Jorgenson, President Hospital & Health Systems Services, at the conference “Leading the Pharmacy Enterprise” sponsored by USF Health in Tampa, FL.

    This conference is being coordinated by Visante Senior Vice President for Scientific Affairs, William Kelly, who is also a professor at the University of Southern Florida School of Pharmacy.

  • Pharmacy’s Role in Providing Increased Value and Improving Patient Outcomes

    April 2014

    Presented April 28 to area pharmacists in El Segundo, California by James Jorgenson, President Visante’s Hospital & Health System Services.

  • The 340B Drug Discount Program

    April 2014

    Visante’s 340B expert, William Wood (RPh) presents this program in live video format to the Northeastern Ohio Medical University College of Pharmacy on April 17, 2014.

  • Updates on Closed System Transfer Devices

    March 2014

    Presented on March 27 and 28 at the HOPA annual meeting in New Orleans by James Jorgenson, President of Visante’s Hospital & Health Systems Services.  Discussed new evidence of enhanced safety and expanded use dates when using CSTDs.

  • Keeping it Contained: Updates on Closed-System Transfer Devices

    March 2014

    Presented March 27, 2014 by James Jorgenson, President Hospital & Health Systems Services, at the HOPA (Hematology Oncology Pharmacy Association) Annual Meeting in New Orleans, LA.

  • Effective & Persuasive Communication of Pharmacy Value

    March 2014
    National webinar for Hematology Oncology Pharmacists Association (HOPA)

    Jim Jorgenson addressed HOPA members in a national webinar on March 3.  He  discussed effective techniques for presenting plans for improvements in pharmacy services and additional technical requirements to gain the attention and buy-in of the C-Suite and other healthcare leaders.

  • Opportunities for Pharmacy in an ACO Model

    February 2014

    Presented by Jim Jorgenson, President Hospital & Health Systems Services, on February 24, 2014 for the Hospital Supply Chain Association in Scottsdale, AZ.

     

  • New Drug Update – Focus on Elderly Applications

    February 2014

    Presented on February 8, 2014 by Sharon Clackum, Senior Consultant, at the Georgia ASCP Winter Symposium in Atlanta, GA.

  • Beyond the Horizon: Implications of Healthcare Reform for Pharmacy

    February 2014
    Palomar Health, Escondido California

     

    Visante’s James Jorgenson is the keynote speaker for the 2014 Palomar Health Pharmacy Strategic Retreat hosted by Cedric Terrell, Palomar Health District Director, Pharmacy Services.

  • Understanding CMS: Medicare Part D Outcomes Objectives Through Current Audit Protocols and Star Rating Performance Metrics

    January 2014

    Presented by Sharon Clackum, Sr Consultant on January 18, 2014 at the Georgia AMCP Winter Symposium in Atlanta Georgia.