As clinical pharmacy director for Vizient, Harper uses her more than 19 years of health care experience to provide pharmaceutical and clinical expertise to both internal teams and Vizient member hospitals.
Prior to joining the company, Harper held such positions as pharmacy manager for a community pharmacy chain, director of pharmacy for a cardiovascular specialty hospital, and medication safety officer for a safety-net academic county hospital. She has served as chairperson and adjunct faculty for an ASHP-accredited pharmacy technology program at a community college and was a recipient of the Texas Society of Health-System Pharmacists Larry C. Nesmith Pharmacist Recognition Award.
Her areas of expertise include safe medication use, process improvement, pharmacy operations optimization and regulatory compliance. As the lead subject matter expert on USP compliance for Vizient, Harper has developed a comprehensive portfolio of self-training modules for member hospitals and has led numerous local, regional and national seminars on USP compliance.
Harper holds a doctor of pharmacy degree from Xavier University of Louisiana College of Pharmacy in New Orleans and a master of business administration from the University of Texas at Arlington College of Business. She is a board certified pharmacotherapy specialist and holds numerous other certifications.