On-Demand Becker's Hospital Review Webinar: Bulldozing Care Barriers to Expedite Population Health Strategies

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 to further population health initiatives. 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, 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 are then be joined by Rory Phillips, SOMC’s director of pharmacies and respiratory therapy, and 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

Moderator: Greg Wozniak, CEO & President, Denali Health & Executive Advisor, Trellis Rx


  • Valerie L. DeCamp, DNP, RN, A-GNP-C, NE-BC, Vice President of Clinical Integration and Chief Quality Officer, SOMC
  • Sarah Porter, DO, ACOFP, Senior Medical Director of Family Medicine, SOMC
  • Rory Phillips, RPh, MBA, Director of Pharmacies and Respiratory Therapy, SOMC
  • Brandon Newman, PharmD, MMHC, CSP, Vice President of Clinical Affairs, Trellis Rx