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Kerry Goldrosen

Kerry Goldrosen


Clinical Pharmacist

University of Wisconsin Hospitals and Clinics

Madison, WI

Kerry’s Story

Dr. Goldrosen received her Bachelors in Pharmacy in 1993, and a Pharm.D. in 1995, both from the University of Wisconsin School of Pharmacy. Dr. Goldrosen grew up in Northern Wisconsin, and has lived in Madison Wisconsin since moving there to attend college. Since 1993, she has been a clinical pharmacist at the University of Wisconsin Hospitals and Clinics. During this time, Dr. Goldrosen has preceptored more pharmacy students and residents that she can count, and has been a witness to the robust evolution of pharmacy practice and education. She is currently staffing clinically, and devoting the majority of her time to pharmacy informatics and supporting UW Hospitals EMR platform. She is also very involved with the UW School of Pharmacy, and is currently on the Pharm.D. Admissions Committee.

Dr. Goldrosen has been a member of ASHP since 1990. In the past several years, she has increased her involvement in the area of pharmacy informatics. Dr. Goldrosen has been on the Section Advisory Group on Clinical Information Systems, and Chair of the Meaningful Use workgroup the past two years. Dr. Goldrosen has mentored students, and been involved with reviewing student and resident CV’s and poster presentations. She is also a reviewer for AJHP.


UW Hospital is a large academic medical center, located in Madison Wisconsin. UW has many nationally recognized programs including, but not limited to a NCI Comprehensive Cancer Center, level one Trauma center for adults and pediatrics, one of the largest transplant centers in the nation, a children’s hospital. The mission of UW Hospital is Advancing health without compromise through Service, Scholarship, Science, and Social Responsibility. UW Hospital is the anchor of UW Health, which includes a teaching relationship with the UW School of Medicine and Public Health, the UW Schools of Pharmacy and Nursing, 90 regional clinics, Unity Health insurance, and three hospitals.

The Pharmacy department at UW Hospital is strongly affiliated with the UW School of Pharmacy, and had an extensive pharmacy residency program. This year we have 25 residents in 12 residency programs.

Significant Projects

The project that has recently been Dr. Goldrosen’s focus is to leverage UW Healths EMR platform to enhance the documentation and clinical decision support of their inpatient and ambulatory pharmacists. Specific examples of this include transitioning outpatient parenteral antimicrobial therapy (OPAT) patient monitoring and documentation by their ID clinic pharmacists, supporting the documentation and patient outreach of their Specialty Pharmacy program, ambulatory chronic disease state monitoring program, and supporting their solid organ transplant department with documentation to help with quality assurance and outcomes.

The EMR documentation includes pharmacy specific encounters to support pharmacy specific workflows and needs, patient outreach tracking, regular quality assurance and outcomes reporting, clinical decision support at a disease state level for pharmacy staff.

Dr. Goldrosen has also been heavily involved with UW Health EMR Meaningful Use build and QA the past several years. One of the goals of the MU-CIS this year is to investigate how the frontline pharmacy staff can affect MU requirements in their daily work and clinical projects.

Advice for Someone New to Your Specialty Area

“I would advise new pharmacists in all areas to keep their minds and options open, embrace new and different opportunities. I believe that the changing dynamic environment we find ourselves practicing in improves all of us in the profession. I have seen robots and carousels, pens and paper, computers, computers, and more computers. Through all this evolution, the fundamental concepts of outstanding patient care and safety have never changed. I have enjoyed embracing these new challenges and opportunities. Since my practice has begun I have never stopped learning and evolving my clinical skills. The new opportunities that were not even imaginable 20 years ago continue to challenge me and make me a better pharmacist. As we go forward, the opportunities for pharmacists in health care are even greater. With medical homes, and other patient centered care opportunities the expertise and value that the pharmacist is able to provide will become an integral component of this new and exciting practice.”

Involvement in ASHP

“I became involved with ASHP and the UW School of Pharmacy student section in 1990. At that time I felt it was a great opportunity to learn more about the profession of pharmacy on a larger scale and to see what future career options were available to me. Over the years this idea is still strong, and I am still learning about the scope of pharmacy and the scope of practices that are out there and available.”

ASHP’s Value to Members

“The value of ASHP is that they are a real time source of professional career information, and clinical standards. They are always evolving, and by having members, such as myself, involved in the decision making process they keep abreast of what is happening in the ‘real world’ of health care. They are also a great source of professional information and standards.”

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