Ronald P. Jordan, R.Ph., FAPhA
Ph.D. Candidate, University of Rhode Island, College of Pharmacy, Didactic Credits Completed, 1976-1979
Bachelor of Science, Pharmacy, University of Rhode Island College of Pharmacy, 1976
Ron is an entrepreneur and pharmacy leader with informatics expertise. He founded businesses in Hospice and pain management pharmacy, health benefit software and informatics consulting. He was also an executive at companies offering an internet consumer prescription marketplace, supply chain transformation and health insurance.
Formerly President, American Pharmacists Association and Trustee, NCPDP, he was instrumental in pharmacy’s patient care focus and developing consensus standards for electronic health information. He earned his BS Pharmacy at URI and studied three years in a Doctoral program in pharmaceutics. Ron enjoys cooking, music, the arts and yachting in his spare time.
Dean, The University of Rhode Island, College of Pharmacy, Kingston, RI; 2009-present
Interim Dean, The University of Rhode Island, College of Pharmacy, Kingston, RI; 2007-2009
Chief Operating Officer, BidRx, LLC, OshKosh, WI; 2006–2007
President and Acting CFO, Healthation, LLC, Darien, IL; 2002-2006
Acting Chairman, President and CEO, HCIdea, LLC (An NCPDP Company), East Greenwich, RI; 2000-2001
President, HCaliber Consulting Corporation, East Greenwich, RI; 2005-present
Senior Vice President- Global Strategies, PharmasMarket.Com, Inc., North Andover, MA; 2000
Treasurer, Director, Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer, (Hospice Pharmacia LLC) excelleRx, Inc., Philadelphia, PA; 1995-2000
President and Chairman, Drug Benefit Management Systems Inc., West Greenwich, RI; 1989-1995
Vice President, BCS Ventures, Inc., Towson, MD; 1989
Assistant Vice President, Operations, Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island, Providence, RI; 1988-1989
Assistant Vice President, Basic Business Claims, Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island, Providence, RI; 1987-1988
Director, Drug and Special Benefit Programs, Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island, Providence, RI; 1986-1987
Director, Drug Benefit Programs, Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island, Providence, RI; 1983-1986
Pharmaceutical Consultant, Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island, Providence, RI; 1980-1983
Management Consultant, Bayshore Pharmacy, Inc., Warwick, RI; 1982-1984
Pharmaceutical Consultant, Educational Software Systems, Inc., Lowell, MA; 1982-1986
Operations Manager, LTC Consultant, Bayshore Pharmacy, Inc., Warwick, RI; 1979-1982
Clinical Instructor, URI College of Pharmacy - Faculty Appointment, Kingston, RI; 1977-1979
Part-time Registered Pharmacist, Bayshore Pharmacy, Warwick, RI; 1976-1979
|Publications & Published Interviews||
“Celebrating URI Pharmacy College” Opinion Editorial – May 18, 2008 Providence Journal, Author
“Center for Health Transformation Response – Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology – RFI on Certification Commission on Health Technology” May 19, 2005, Web Published ONCHIT – Co-Author Reviewer Ronald P Jordan, Health ion, Organization Chair Newt Gingrich
“Aligned Partnership Companies Response – Office of the National Coordinator of Health Information Technology Request for Information – National Health Information Network” – January 18, 2005 Web Published HCFA – Co Author Ronald P Jordan, Healthation and Other Authors from Aligned Partners.
“OLTP – The Future of Payer Benefit Administration Systems – Just Like Pharmacy” Co-Authors Ronald P Jordan, Scott Kornhauser, Daniel Knies – July 2003 Electronic Book compilation of the National Dental Electronic Data Interchange Council.
“Healthation – Business Plan” – Co- Authors Ronald P Jordan, and Scott Kornhauser, March 2003
“Business Plan for HCidea, an NCPDP Company” – Contracted publication for the National Council of Prescription Drug Programs and Partners- Author and Publisher Ronald P Jordan, HCaliber Consulting Corp. Presented May 18, 2001
“Business Plan for Health-e-ID.org” – Contracted publication for the National Council of Prescription Drug Programs and the American Medical Association”- Author and Publisher Ronald P Jordan, HCaliber Consulting Corp. January 25, 2000
“Governors Advisory Council on Health – Annual Report”- Governor Lincoln Almond Chairperson, Lt. Gov. Charles J Fogarty, Director Christine Ferguson - Chapter VII Pharmacies, Pharmacists and Prescription Drugs” 2000 – Primary Chapter Author co-authored with Director Susan Sweet of First GACH Annual Report.
“Jordan Address emphasizes the power of alliances” – Tom English – Author – PHARMACY TODAY – Pharmaceutical Care News and Analysis April 1999 Volume 5 Number 4 pp 22 – News Analysis of outgoing Presidential Address
“Jordan seeks compassionate alliances in pharmacy’s future” – Tom English – Author – PHARMACY TODAY – Pharmaceutical Care News and Analysis – April 1998 Volume 4 Number 4 pp17, - News analysis and Coverage of Annual Meeting President’s Adress
“Compassionate Alliances…CARING in the Next Millennium” – Ronald P. Jordan – Author – JAPhA – Journal of the American Pharmaceutical Association – July/August 1998 Vol. 38, No. 4 pp 422-425 Feature Article 1998 Presidents Address – American Pharmaceutical Association- at the APhA 1998 Annual Meeting & Exposition Closing Banquet, March 24, 1998
“Compassionate Alliances…CARING in the Next Millennium” – Ronald P. Jordan – Author – RHODE ISLAND PHARMACISTS – Official Journal of the Rhode Island Pharmacists Association – Summer 1998, pp.7-10, President’s Address APhA Pharmacy Conference-Closing Banquet, March 24, 1998 Fontainebleau Hilton, Miami Beach
“Meet Ron Jordan – APhA’s President Elect” – by David Bettencourt, Editor – RHODE ISLAND PHARMACIST, Official Journal of the Rhode Island Pharmacists Association – Spring 1997 Vol. 36, Number 2 pp 8-9, Biographical and Interview based story.
“Managed Care - TIDE FIGHTERS - R.Ph. Networks learning to adapt to changes” Greg Muir Head - Author - DRUG TOPICS - January 8, 1996, pp.54, primary subject of article summarizing presentation at Northeast - National Managed Health Care Congress, New York City.
“In The Spotlight – Ronald P Jordan President HCaliber Consulting Corporation” – COUNCIL CONNECTION – National Council for Prescription Drug Programs – Vol 2, No. 4 – July/August 1996 pp 25-27, Interviewed on past work with NCPDP and future vision for NCPDP, standard/automation in pharmacy and the profession’s future.
“Pharmacy Networks Offer Niche Strategies” - Tom Pope, Author - MANAGED HEALTHCARE NEWS, January 1996 pp20D-G, primary subject of article summarizing presentation at NorthEast - National Managed Health Care Congress, New York City.
“Pharmacy’s Industry Support Debated” – Janice Zoeller – Author – SUPERMARKET PHARMACY a supplement to SN – SUPERMARKET NEWS April 18, 1994 pp 24, News coverage of Northeast Pharmaceutical Conference Debate Presentation between Ron Jordan, president Drug Benefit Management Systems and Dr. Richard Levy, VP of Scientific Affairs for the National Pharmaceutical Council
“Seven Principles of Pharmaceutical Care Benefits”, R.P. Jordan, Primary Author, Adopted by the American Pharmaceutical Association, Board of Trustees and House of Delegates, March 1994. Specify the principles which third parties should incorporate into pharmaceutical care benefit design to ensure quality & equity.
“The New Frontier for Pharmacy Automation” - Special Report - Health Data Management - November 1994, Vol2/Number 9 - MaryBeth Burke, Author - Interviewed for story section on Pharmacy EDI Standards and conversion strategies.
”APhA would pull endorsement of PAID Coordinated Care Network” - Weekly Pharmacy Report - The Green Sheet, Vol 43-11. - & FDC Reports- March 14, 1994- The Pink Sheet - Summary of Remarks made in presentation at the NorthEast Pharmaceutical Conference address on behalf of APhA -
“Pharmacy’s Industry Support Debated”, SuperMarket Pharmacy - April 18, 1994 - Janice Zoeller, Author/Editor - Quoted in summary of Annual North East Pharmaceutical Conference Address on behalf of APhA.
“Measuring Patient Outcomes: An Opportunity and Challenge of Pharmaceutical Care” - Philadelphia College of Pharmacy - School for Advanced Learning - Marion Merrell Dow sponsored Pharmacist Continuing Education Program development project - Chairman of Expert Panel and Program Development Committee with Dr.s Rupp, Bungay, Knowlton, Zarus.
“A Monitor of Value” - Supermarket Pharmacy - February 14, 1994, Janice Zoeller - Author- Editor - interviewed for quotation in story on professional pharmacy service delivery, documentation and claims transmission in prescription benefits.
Author NCPDP Official Comments on Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Inspector General Report "Point-Of-Service Claims Management Systems for Medicaid" - Final Report Published May 1992
“Profit Pressure: The Noose Tightens” Cover Story -Computer Talk for Pharmacists - Volume 12,No.3- May/June 1992 Issue - Interviewed for quotes in story regarding Obra 1990 regulations and the future of third party drug programs - Willian Lockwood - Author/Editor
Editorial review & comment on "Recent Federal Legislation: Effect on Health Care Costs - Prescription Drugs: Higher Costs in Sight & Managing Outpatient Prescription Drug Cost Trends - Joseph N. Romano, A.S.A., George N. Berry, Gregory N. Herrle, F.S.A. - 5th monograph in a series produced by Millman & Robertson Inc. - March 91
"FIRST PERSON - Perspectives on Drug Use Evaluation", The NPC Report-Pharmaceutical Benefits and Employee Health Plans - The National Pharmaceutical Council - Reston, VA - Spring 1991, pp 1-3
"What Do Third Parties Want", Merck Minutes Vol.4, No. 3, Sept. 1987 by Charles Bernstein. Featured interview.
"Pharmacy Education and Careers: The APhA Resource Book", 1988-89. Featured Career Option description by interview by Vicki Meade, Manager of Editorial Projects, APhA
"The Managed Health Care Issue", Pharmacy Practice Vol 23, No. 2, July 1988 by Richard C. Januszewski. Summary of written answers provided to questions used to develop article.
"NURSES KEY TO RATIONAL DRUG THERAPY," The Chart, News for Nurses, Vol. 1, No. 2, March, 1982, Ronald P. Jordan, FASCP, Consultant Pharmacist
"Drugs and Interactions in VonBulow," The Chart, News for Nurses, Vol. 1, No. 1, March, 1982, Ronald P. Jordan, FASCP, Consultant Pharmacist
"Recording powder Flowmeters and Their Use in Pharmaceutical Technology," Drug Development and Industrial Pharmacy, Vol. 5, No. 2, 1979, Ronald P. Jordan and C. T. Rhodes
American Pharmaceutical Association
National Council of Prescription Drug Programs
Certification Commission on Health Information Technology
American National Standards Institute (and associated International Standards Work)
National Association of Retail Druggists
Center for Health Transformation
Pharmacy Society of Israel
Microsoft Health Users Group
Rho Chi Pharmaceutical Honor Society
American Society of Hospital Pharmacists
Fellow - American Society of Consultant Pharmacists
Fellow - American College of Apothecaries
Rhode Island Pharmaceutical Association
Kappa Psi Pharmaceutical Fraternity
Rhode Island Society of Hospital PharmacistsStudent American Pharmaceutical Association (1973 - 1976)
American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (1976 - 1979)
American Center for Pharmaceutical Care (1995 - 1996)