Marcus Dortch

Marcus Dortch, PharmD, is senior director of Clinical Pharmacy Services for HealthTrust and assistant professor at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center in Memphis, where he received his doctorate. He completed residency training at Detroit Medical Center before joining Vanderbilt Medical Center as a clinical pharmacy specialist. Dortch has authored numerous manuscripts on hyperglycemia of critical illness, antimicrobial stewardship and prevention of healthcare-associated infections. He is a fellow with the American College of Critical Care Medicine.

Latest ICER Report Looks at the Value of Drugs for Rheumatoid Arthritis

Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is the latest high-profile disease for which the Institute for Clinical and Economic Review (ICER) has constructed a “value framework” for assessing and comparing available drug treatments. In April, ICER issued a comprehensive, 529-page report on targeted immune modulators (TIMs) for RA that covers 14 medicines—all but two biologics, and none biosimilars. […]

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HealthTrust Addressing Pharmacy Leadership Shortage With Unique Residency Program

In 2014, HealthTrust established the nation’s first corporate-based training program for future pharmacy leaders that provides early career exposure to critical business functions, value-based purchasing and the economic realities of modern medicine, including better management of limited healthcare resources.

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