HealthTrust and Belmont University Initiate Pharmacy Fellowship

NASHVILLE, Tenn.—Feb. 28, 2018—HealthTrust, a healthcare performance improvement company and group purchasing organization (GPO), today announced a joint program with the Belmont University College of Pharmacy’s Christy Houston Foundation Drug Information Center to enhance drug information services for members of the GPO’s Pharmacy Services Group. Participants will be employees of the drug information center and PharmD candidates of the University’s College of Pharmacy. The professionals will field inquiries from HealthTrust members and distribute information about drug identification and availability, class review comparisons, new drug monographs, dosage administration, drug interactions and adverse effects.

In providing these services, the organizations have established a clinical information manager role and postgraduate fellowship training program through the Christy Houston Foundation Drug Information Center. The clinical information manager will be responsible for optimizing the drug information service and precepting PharmD candidates from the Belmont University College of Pharmacy. The two-year Evidence Based Clinical Management Fellowship in Drug Information will begin in June and underscore corporate leadership, drug information services and promoting the development of teaching and scholarly activities.

“At Belmont University, student pharmacists benefit from a range of specialized concentrations, electives and experiential opportunities both within and beyond the campus,” said Dr. David Gregory, dean of Belmont’s College of Pharmacy. “Our partnership with HealthTrust will complement didactic coursework with practical experience to better prepare students for the demands of an evolving healthcare marketplace.”

“HealthTrust is excited to partner with Belmont’s College of Pharmacy to enhance the drug information services available to our members,” said Vincent Jackson, vice president of HealthTrust’s Pharmacy Services Group. “In addition to benefitting our membership, these specialists will receive valuable insight to the GPO space and exposure to other areas of pharmacy that are not normally part of their scholastic training.”

About HealthTrust
HealthTrust (Healthtrust Purchasing Group, L.P.) is committed to strengthening provider performance and clinical excellence through an aligned membership model and the delivery of total spend management advisory solutions that leverage its operator experience, scale and innovation. Headquartered in Nashville, Tennessee, HealthTrust ( serves over 1,500 hospitals and health systems, and more than 31,000 other member locations including ambulatory surgery centers, physician practices, long-term care and alternate care sites. On Twitter @HealthTrustpg.

About Belmont University College of Pharmacy
Situated in the healthcare capital of the world, Belmont University’s College of Pharmacy is dedicated to rigorous and purposeful teaching, scholarship, service and leadership. The College develops pharmacists prepared to meet the demands of an evolving and contemporary practice as 95 percent of spring 2017 graduates passed the North American Pharmacist Licensure Examination. With five areas of specialized concentration including advanced pharmacotherapy, healthcare informatics, management, missions/public health and a PharmD/MBA program, students have the opportunity to tailor their education to their unique passions. Belmont University College of Pharmacy maintains Full Accreditation by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education. On Twitter @BelmontUniv.


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