Biography: James Jorgenson

James A. Jorgenson, R.Ph., M.S., FASHP, is Chief Operating Officer of Visante, where he leads national and international programs for all facets of medicines management improvement and pharmacy business development. His more than 30-year career includes pharmacy oversight of very large health systems and their network associations as well as academic leadership in graduate pharmacy education.

Previous to joining Visante, Jim was Vice President, Chief Pharmacy Officer for Indiana University Health (IU Health), the largest and most comprehensive state-based healthcare system in Indiana. Jim was also Administrative Director of Pharmacy Services for University of Utah Health Care and Associate Dean for Pharmacy at the University of  Utah College of Pharmacy. While in Utah, he also directed pharmacy services for the 2002 Winter Olympic Games in Salt Lake City.

Jorgenson has served on editorial and advisory boards for healthcare providers and industry. He has also been an active member of ASHP, serving on the ASHP Commission on Credentialing and the Councils for Legal and Public Affairs and Administrative Affairs and in numerous state-affiliated chapter positions. He has  been an active contributor to the profession through numerous publications and invited presentations. In 2008, he received the ASHP Award for Distinguished Leadership of Health-System Pharmacy Practice.