Bulldozing care barriers: How hospitals are expediting population health efforts via the pharmacy

Wednesday, September 1st, 2021 | 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM CT


Barriers to medication access often prevent patients with diabetes, asthma and other common chronic conditions from adhering to their therapy regimens. The result: patient outcomes suffer, and health systems struggle to achieve their population health goals.

For Southern Ohio Medical Center, a 248-bed hospital in Portsmouth, integrated pharmacy services are playing a key role in tackling these barriers and improving clinical results. How are they doing it?

In this webinar, Valerie DeCamp, DNP, RN, the hospital's chief quality officer, and Sarah Porter, DO, senior medical director of family medicine, will discuss why SOMC established chronic disease management pharmacy services, along with how the services are accelerating patient outcomes and its population health vision.

Drs. DeCamp and Porter will then be joined by Brandon Newman, PharmD, Trellis Rx’s vice president of clinical affairs, for a panel discussion about how other hospitals and health systems can successfully deploy similar services to benefit their patients and further their strategic priorities.

Attendees will learn:
  • Why integrated pharmacy services should be a core component of a population health strategy
  • How to overcome barriers to successfully implement and expand integrated pharmacy services
  • Benefits of integrated pharmacy services for patients and providers 



Valerie DeCamp  - Madeline Cummings

Valerie L. DeCamp, DNP, RN, A-GNP-C, NE-BC

Vice President of Clinical Integration and Chief Quality Officer, Southern Ohio Medical Center

Dr. Porter - Madeline Cummings

Sarah Porter, DO, ACOFP

Senior Medical Director of Family Medicine, Southern Ohio Medical Center (SOMC)

Brandon_Newman3 - Madeline Cummings

Brandon Newman, PharmD, MMHC, CSP

Vice President of Clinical Affairs, Trellis Rx


Greg Wozniak, MBA, MHA

Executive Advisor - Trellis Rx, & CEO - Denali Health