Listen to an update on the COVID-19 vaccine approval and distribution process

In this episode, Jason Braithwaite, Senior Director of Clinical Pharmacy Services at HealthTrust, highlights a portion of the November 13th COVID-19 Vaccine webinar where he discussed components of Operation Warp-Speed.  This is an in-depth conversation about COVID-19 vaccines, the advanced technology that created them, and logistics around delivery.

A copy of the slides can be found here.


Discussion Points:

  • Operation Warp-Speed
  • Vaccine trials
  • Phased approach to distribution
  • Framework for equitable allocation

Visit the Education Page to view the entire COVID Vaccine presentation, there you will find audio, video and a PDF download.

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Jason Braithwaite
Jason Braithwaite, Senior Director of Clinical Pharmacy Services, HealthTrust

Jason is Senior Director of Clinical Pharmacy Services for HealthTrust where he oversees clinical strategy and member support for 1,700 hospitals and roughly 35,000 ambulatory clinics and imaging centers. His team analyzes the pipeline for generic, branded, and biosimilar drugs and provides clinical and economic evaluations on over $13B in pharmaceutical spend that guides utilization and contracting decisions. He is passionate about training tomorrow’s leaders and does so by serving as residency program director for the PGY-2 Corporate Pharmacy Leadership Residency and oversight for the 2-year Drug Information Fellowship Programs for HealthTrust. During COVID-19 he has dedicated his efforts to stabilizing the utilization and availability of drugs essential to patient care and his team has produced several documents to the membership on new therapies in COVID-19 and tracking of the COVID-19 Vaccine Development.

Professional History

  • Bachelors and Doctor of Pharmacy degrees from the University of Hawaii
  • Master’s of Science from the University of Utah in Pharmacotherapy Outcomes Research and Health Policy
  • PGY-1 and PGY-2 Health-Systems Pharmacy Administration Residency at Intermountain Healthcare
  • Previous roles include: Clinical Pharmacy Staff Pharmacist, Clinical Specialist in Critical Care, and Division Director of Clinical Pharmacy for HCA Healthcare over the Mountain Division
  • Board certified in pharmacotherapy specialties (BCPS)

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