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Jay Rho
Senior Consultant

Jay Rho (PharmD, FCSHP, FASHP, FCCP) provides consulting expertise to hospital and health system organizations across the U.S. His extensive experience as a strategic and operational pharmacy leader as well as a highly-respected academic and industry expert, offers Visante clients a tremendous value.

Prior to joining Visante, he was National Senior Director for Acute and Transitional Care at Kaiser Permanente. In this role he served as the executive lead for technology improvements for 39 Kaiser Foundation Hospitals. Also as Senior Director, he served as the Pharmacy Lead on the multidisciplinary Maui Health System Transition Project to oversee the transition of pharmacy services at three Hawaii state hospitals over to Kaiser information systems, Kaiser workflows, policies and procedures. As Senior Director, Outpatient Program and Services he served as the Pharmacy Business Lead to oversee the development and implementation of a large scale, complex multi-year Outpatient Pharmacy Informatics System across 370 outpatient pharmacies. 

Prior to joining Kaiser Permanente in 2002, he served on the faculty of the University of Southern California School of Pharmacy and School of Medicine as Associate Professor of Clinical Pharmacy and Family Medicine where he published numerous peer-reviewed papers in the fields of Geriatrics and Antimicrobial Therapy.

He has been involved in numerous professional associations including serving as President, California Society of Health-System Pharmacists (CSHP) and President, CSHP Research and Education Foundation. He is a recipient of the CSHP Pharmacist of the Year Award, Southern California Society of Health-System Pharmacist Arthur J. Davis Pharmacist of the Year Award.  He is a fellow of the CSHP, American Society of Health-System Pharmacists and the American College of Clinical Pharmacy.

He received his Doctor of Pharmacy Degree from the University of Southern California and completed a two year fellowship in Antimicrobial Therapy and Infectious Diseases at the UCLA Graduate Division.