Curriculum Vitae

Jerry L. Fahrni, Pharm.D.

Pharmacy Expert and Informatics Consultant

559.838.6014    |    Fresno, CA    |    |    @JFahrni


Doctor of Pharmacy, University of California, San Francisco, School of Pharmacy, June 1997


Pharmacy and Informatics Consultant (August 2013 – Present)

Experience in pharmacy practice, implementation and management of healthcare information technologies, pharmacy automation, and operational practices. Demonstrated accomplishment managing and implementing healthcare systems and operational processes, including inpatient and ancillary areas of practice. Well-organized, goal oriented professional with ability to implement standards, procedures, and processes that improve healthcare and patient safety. Motivated to change the profession of Pharmacy Practice and make healthcare safer for patients.

Provides consulting services for medication use, pharmacy, and healthcare information technologies and related topics. Assists companies with product development, feature development, marketing, and user education.

Develop relationships and networks with, among, and between healthcare facilities and various stakeholders, including researchers, practitioners, and policy makers.

Provide technical know-how, market insights, research evidence, regulatory review, and guidance to organizations developing and optimizing sterile compounding services.Helping acute care healthcare facilities comply with

Help acute care healthcare facilities comply with state board of pharmacy regulations as well as USP <797> and USP <800> by assessing barriers, establishing access to knowledge, linking separate knowledge pools, providing support and skill development, and synthesizing and adapting information for use.

Specialties: pharmacy systems integrator, technology specialist, systems design, operational workflows, technology assessment, pharmacy practice, pharmacology, healthcare information systems, healthcare informatics, pharmacy informatics and distribution systems, electronic health records, electronic medication administration records, mobile health (mHealth).

Talyst, Inc –  Kirkland, Washington – Product Manger II (December 2010 – July 2013)

Responsibilities included driving new product development in pharmacy automation and technology through market analysis, planning, forecasting and design; defining functional requirements for new product ideas and design; visiting with pharmacists and pharmacy technicians to better understand the needs of the profession; coordinating among developers, sales, marketing, customer service, support and finance; bridging gaps within the company between teams of different expertise, including translating business objectives into engineering requirements and further breaking down those requirements for Marketing and Sales; developed and wrote business cases for new products, target markets, and technologies; lead implementation teams for new product launches and regional expansions; assisted executive team with strategic planning by presenting market and competitive research and product roadmap

Product involvement: AutoPharm, AutoPharm Mobile, AutoVault, AutoLabel (2nd Generation), AutoPack, AutoPack Tabletop

Product ownership from conception to launch: AutoPharm Mobile, AutoVault, AutoLabel (2nd Generation)

Apple Core Labs – Visalia, California  – Co-designer and domain expert RxCalc for iPhone – July 2009

Developed application workflow. Responsible for pharmacokinetic model selection, calculation verification, and application accuracy.

Kaweah Delta Health Care District – IT Pharmacist (November 2007 – November 2010)

Responsibilities included development, maintenance and support of the pharmacy information system (Siemens), pharmacy bar coding solution (AutoPharm, AutoPack, AutoLabel by Talyst), pharmacy electronic document management system (POMS), and pharmacy automated dispensing cabinets (Pyxis and Pyxis CII Safe); development, maintenance and support of the bar code medication administration system (Siemens MAK); development and maintenance of the pharmacy online formulary; development, maintenance and support of the various databases and reports.

Pharmacy and Information Technology project involvement: Siemens Pharmacy system upgrades, Siemens Bar Code Medication Administration system (MAK), Alaris Smart Pumps, Drug Allergy Module (DAM) conversion, Talyst AutoPharm, AutoPack and AutoLabel automation, pharmacy intranet website, and various mobile initiatives for decentralized pharmacy operations including the use of smartphones and tablet PCs.

Development of various pharmacy reports and data mining projects utilizing Microsoft Access and SQL.

PharMerica, Fresno, California – Clinical Pharmacist (October 2006-November 2007)

Consultant pharmacist responsibilities included monthly drug regimen review of nursing home residents; monthly inspections of facility to ensure compliance with state and federal regulations; nursing staff education.

Acting pharmacist in charge of the IV department. Responsibilities included development of a new IV service for PharMerica; supervision of pharmacy technicians in the IV department; compounding intravenous medications, including total parenteral nutrition (TPN), IV piggyback solutions, and large volume parenteral solutions; development of IV preparation and administration guidelines; assisting with updating and implementing guidelines

Community Regional Medical Centers, Fresno, California – Clinical Pharmacist  Critical Care Medicine (December 2001-September 2006)

Responsibilities included daily rounding with the intensive care medicine team; direct involvement in patient care in both the Medical and Cardiovascular Critical Care Units; optimizing patient drug regimens; providing pharmacokinetic consultations; performing renal dosing adjustments; performing total parenteral nutrition consultations; educating medical residents and nursing staff; providing both written and verbal drug information to physicians, nurses, and other health care professionals; conducting medication usage evaluations;

assisted with development of pharmacy residency program and curriculum; preceptor to pharmacy practice residents.

Information systems involvement included development and maintenance of a handheld system for pharmacist interventions; development and maintenance of various pharmacy databases using Microsoft Access and Microsoft SQL server; development of pharmacy internet and intranet site

Children’s Hospital of Central California, Madera, California – Clinical Staff Pharmacist (March 1999- December 2001)

Responsibilities included daily rounding with the intensive care medicine team; providing pharmacy services to a 25 bed Pediatric ICU and a 45 bed Neonatal ICU from the ICU Pharmacy Satellite; code blue team member; performing pharmacokinetic consultation in both neonatal and pediatric patients; providing drug information to physicians, nurses, and other health care professionals; supervision of pharmacy technicians; compounding intravenous medications using aseptic technique, including total parenteral nutrition (TPN); compounding extemporaneous preparations.

Heavy information systems involvement including development and maintenance of a handheld system for pharmacist interventions; development and maintenance of various pharmacy databases using Microsoft Access and Microsoft SQL server; development and maintenance of pharmacy computer system drug dictionary and rules (Meditech).

Salinas Valley Memorial Hospital, Salinas, California – Staff Pharmacist (September 1997- March 1999)


Help for Navigating the Sea of Bar-Code Medication Preparation Technologies (BCMP)
March 2014 Webinar presentation for unSUMMIT U.

Pharmacy: Past, Present, and Future – The evolution of practice in the age of information 
May 2013 Presented at HIMSS Southern California 5th Annual Clinical Informatics Summit Orange, CA

The real work starts AFTER Implementation
January 2013 Webinar presentation for unSUMMIT U. Updated information from 2011 unSUMMIT presentation

The Real Work Starts After Implementation
April 2011 Presented at 2011 unSUMMIT Louisville, Kentucky

Virgin Voyage With an iPad Through the mHealth Clusters of a Hospital Pharmacy
December 2010 Presented at ASHP Midyear Meeting 2010 Anaheim, California

Pharmacy Informatics Introduction
November 2010 Slidecast presentation to Health Informatics class at University of Waterloo, Kitchener, Ontario, Canada

Pharmacy Informatics – One Pharmacist’s Perspective
October 2010 Slidecast presentation to Consumer Informatics class at Nova Southeastern University, Fort Lauderdale, FL

How Rounds Reports and Mobile Computing Support the Role of the Clinical Pharmacist
August 2010 Presented at Siemens Innovations 2010 Conference Orlando, Florida

Kaweah Delta Health Care District Drug Distribution Automation
April 2010 Presented to staff at Talyst quarterly meeting Talyst Corporate Headquarters, Bellevue, Washington

Cloud Computing and Health Care – Facing the Future
April 2010 Webinar Presentation sponsored by Pharmacy OneSource


Fahrni JF. Drug Information in the Palm of Your Hand. Pharmacy Times 2002; 68; 1:52-53.

Fahrni JF, Neuenschwander M. Navigating the Barcode-Assisted Medication Preparation Market. Pharmacy Practice News 2014; 41

Fahrni, Jerry L., and Mark Neuenschwander. In the Clean Room: A Review of Technology-Assisted Sterile Compounding Systems in the US. 1st ed. Bellevue, WA: Neuenschwander, 2014. Print.


California State Registered Pharmacist