Sun Health Hour Guests – Jan. 27, 2013

Kevin Boesen, PharmD, founder and director,
Medication Management Center, University of Arizona College of Pharmacy

Kevin Boesen, PharmD, is the founder and director of the Medication Management Center. The Medication Management Center is a pharmacist-run call center focused on delivering innovative medication therapy management services.

Health Information Technology developed by the center utilizes pharmacy claims, medical data and customizable algorithms to identify patients and opportunities to optimize care. These opportunities are turned into therapeutic interventions through a combination of mailings, faxes and personalized phone calls to patients, caregivers and providers.Since its inception in 2006, the center has grown to more than 80 employees and supports more than 2.5 million patients nationwide.

Before joining the faculty of the University of Arizona College of Pharmacy in 2004, Dr. Boesen worked in a variety of pharmacy and management positions. His experience includes positions in hospital pharmacy, retail pharmacy, the pharmaceutical industry and the medical device industry. He has held manager-level positions in retail pharmacy and manager- and director-level positions in both the pharmaceutical and medical device industry.

Dr. Boesen serves on a number of committees and also serves as faculty advisor to the National Community Pharmacists Association (NCPA) student chapter.

 

Jennifer Drago
Sun Health Vice President of Business Development 

As vice president of business development, Jennifer Drago is currently developing and launching community-based health programs for medication management, care transitions and chronic disease. Drago brings more than 15 years of health care experience to this role, including serving as vice president of administrative services for Boswell Memorial Hospital (now Banner Boswell Medical Center) and Del E. Webb Memorial Hospital (now Banner Del E. Webb Medical Center) and providing administrative guidance for hospital departments such as Emergency, Pharmacy, Rehabilitation Services, Medical Records, and Outpatient Services. She also held the position of vice president of planning services for the former Sun Health hospital system. She earned her bachelor’s degree in finance from Arizona State University, as well as an MBA and a master’s in health services administration from Arizona State University.