James Jorgenson, RPh, MS, FASHP
Chief Operating Officer
Visante, Inc.

James Jorgenson is Visante's Chief Operating Officer in addition to heading up the Hospital & Health Systems Services Practice. He is also very active with the overall strategy and project development for Visante UK and the International Practice. Jim's more than 30-year career has included pharmacy oversight of very large health systems and their network associations, as well as academic leadership in graduate pharmacy education. He is credited with more than 60 articles in the professional literature and is a sought–after speaker, having given more than 190 presentations to groups in the US, Sweden, Australia, Japan, Spain, Canada, and the United Kingdom.

Prior to working with Visante full time, Jim was Chief Pharmacy Officer and Vice President of Indiana University Health (IU Health), the largest and most comprehensive state-based healthcare system in Indiana. In this position, he was responsible for the design and operation of the system's pharmacy services supporting IU Health's integrated delivery network. This included the IU Health hospitals, retail pharmacy operations, IU Health insurance programs, and IU Health medical staff through their accountable care organization and medical home infrastructures.

Previous to joining Indiana University Health, Jim was Administrative Director of Pharmacy Services for the University of Utah Health Care in Salt Lake City. In this position he was in charge of all pharmaceutical care for the University Health Care system. This included pharmacy care for inpatient services at University Hospital, University Neuropsychiatric Institute, the Huntsman Cancer Hospital, and the University Orthopaedic Center. He was also responsible for pharmacy services provided in ambulatory programs including Home Infusion, the Huntsman Cancer Institute, the Moran Eye Center, and 13 clinic pharmacies and multiple clinics where direct pharmacist patient care is provided. Under his direction pharmacy services were also provided for Allen Memorial Hospital and San Juan Regional Hospital, in Southern Utah. He was also appointed Interim Administrative Director for Solid Organ Transplant Services and directed pharmacy services for the 2002 Winter Olympic games in Salt Lake City.

Jim's leadership has also extended to numerous profession organizations and societies. He was vice president of the Indiana Society of Hospital and Health System Pharmacists (ISHP) and the president of North West ISHP. He has served on numerous councils and committees for the American Society for Hospital and Health System Pharmacists (ASHP) and is also a fellow of this organization. He continues to serve on the Board of the P&T Society and is a member of the faculty for the ASHP Foundations Pharmacy Leadership Academy. In 2008 he was given the ASHP Award for Distinguished Leadership of Health-Systems Pharmacy Practice.