The Robertson Group (TRG), LLC is a clinical informatics, health information technology, and medication-use systems consultancy based in Portland, Oregon. We are health care professionals and informatics advisors. That’s why our mission is the optimal use of clinical systems to provide safe, effective, and efficient patient care in all settings.
We know informatics projects and systems are most successful when
professionals have access to experts and high-quality training.
Since 2004, The Robertson Group has provided advisory services and expertise for hospitals and health care systems, academic medical centers, community health care centers, and the health information technology industry.
We believe that informatics projects in general, and medication-use system projects in particular achieve the most efficient outcomes when implemented by professionals who have both strong practice and informatics experience.
Our team members are health professionals – pharmacists, pharmacy technicians, nurses, and physicians – who possess the informatics certifications, training, and experience to quickly assess and execute complicated projects.
With over a decade of experience
behind us, we’re continuing to evolve and grow this industry.
As the complexity of clinical information systems continues to manifest our client
partners note the importance of analytics. Specifically, challenges to sorting through copious data to find the information needed, and then visualizing this information to have the intelligence on hand to make clinical, financial or operational strategic and tactical decisions. Additionally coordination and collaboration among the various clinical roles continues to be of prime importance; TRG is committed to supporting Pharmacy, Nursing and Medicine and other allied health professionals.
As health systems continue to merge and grow, clinical information systems managers face challenges incorporating (or being incorporated) in new organizations. Clinical informatics providers working in health systems and academic medical centers look more closely at revenue cycle analysis, and financial opportunities surrounding programs such as 340B. TRG continues to build new service lines to partner in finding solutions in the continually growing environment.
With EHR implementations complete in many larger organizations, clients begin allocating resources to address challenges that medication-use systems help address. TRG’s clients in pharmacy operations and pharmacy informatics shift focus to other tools such as formulary management systems, medication automation systems, and supply chain and inventory management tools. Meanwhile, TRG customers implement and optimize EHR vendor modules for specialty areas such as Pharmacy, Oncology, and Lab.
Meaningful Use attestation and incentive payments bring heightened focus to clinical information system stabilization and workflow optimization efforts. TRG expands service lines to provide workflow and data reporting expertise to support client.
Federal legislation (ARRA and HITECH) spurs accelerated EHR adoption. TRG provides expanded guidance to clients engaged in evaluation, selection and implementation of EHRs and other clinical systems.
TRG formed by team of clinical pharmacy professionals who led first generation Electronic Health Record (EHR) implementations at Kaiser Permanente.
TRG Leadership Team
Joe Lassiter is a healthcare executive and leader specializing in medication-use systems and health information technology with over 20 years’ experience in the areas of pharmacy practice, clinical informatics and health-system administration.
- B.S. Pharmacy (St. Louis College of Pharmacy)
- M.S. Pharmacy (St. Louis College of Pharmacy)
- Doctor of Pharmacy (University of Florida)
- Board Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist (BCPS)
- Certified Professional in Health Information and Management Systems (CPHIMS)
Anne Turner manages TRG’s client relations and business operations. A project manager with deep background in academic and professional environments, she leads medication use implementation projects in client environments with a focus on clear project governance and effective communication methods.
- B.A. University of Washington
- Master of Information Science, University of Washington
Beth Prier has spent the last 15 years at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, implementing multiple clinical systems and automation, and growing the pharmacy informatics team to support medication management-related workflows health-system wide. She is responsible for establishing the PGY2 – Pharmacy Informatics Residency at Ohio State’s Wexner Medical Center. Beth is also an active member of the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) and most recently served as a Director-at-Large for the Section of Pharmacy Informatics and Technology Executive Committee.
- Doctor of Pharmacy (Ohio Northern University)
- 2 Year PGY1 residency and Master of Health-System Pharmacy Administration program (Institution)
“Thank you for all of your efforts, support, and guidance on our technology implementations. You and your team were essential to our success.”
Chief Pharmacy Officer
PEDIATRIC ACADEMIC MEDICAL CENTER
“Visante has partnered with TRG for these very specialized skill sets when our clients need additional informatics expertise and resource support. Informatics and technology issues are an important component of the challenges facing the delivery of contemporary Pharmacy Services, and therefore important for Chief Pharmacy Officers and other Healthcare Executives.”
James A. Jorgenson, RPh, MS, FASHP
CEO, Visante Inc. & Visante Ltd
“We are very grateful for everyone’s efforts and especially the TRG consulting team for all the help! We appreciate the outstanding services provided.”
Executive Director, Oncology & Research Center
ACADEMIC MEDICAL CENTER
“Pivot Point Consulting connects with TRG for expert resources related to planning, implementation and management of medication-use systems. Expertise in medication-use and health IT is vitally important and nuanced so we appreciate having TRG as a trusted resource for our clients.”
Laura Kreofsky, MHA, MBA, PMP, CPHIMS
Vice President, Advisory Services Pivot Point Consulting, LLC
“I wanted to thank you for all of the great assistance you and your colleagues at TRG have provided for our team. Again, thank you again for your help and assistance with a very complex project and the guidance you all have provided to get us moving in the right direction.”