NCPDP 2015 Annual Conference to Feature Creative Collisions, Sustainable Solutions in Healthcare

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Full Agenda of Speakers and Sessions Now Available. Preconference Work Group Meetings take place May 3-4; Annual Conference runs May 4-6, 2015

NCPDP, the not-for-profit pharmacy standards development organization, announced today its 2015 Annual Technology and Business Conference agenda is now available. The agenda includes a robust day-to-evening schedule packed with 14 educational track sessions, keynote and featured speakers and multiple networking opportunities. The conference takes place May 4-6, 2015 at the Westin Kierland Resort & Spa.

This year’s conference theme, Creative Collisions. Sustainable Solutions., casts the spotlight on innovation at NCPDP – the work of its members and its consensus-building process, bringing industry stakeholders together to solve complex business challenges and patient safety issues. The theme also celebrates the importance of standards, building a sustainable framework for interoperability with a tangible impact on improving patient care and reducing costs.

“Our solutions are built by industry for industry and the good of patients,” explained Lee Ann Stember, President of NCPDP. “There is an undeniable sense of pride being part of this organization, and that holds true not only for our staff, but also our members, who volunteer their time and expertise to improving our healthcare system. Our annual conference celebrates our collective work, and provides an educational forum on our standards and guidance and industry trends for learning, sharing and staying engaged.”

The conference keynote speaker is Carey Lohrenz, the first female F-14 Tomcat pilot and author of Fearless Leadership: High-Performance Lessons from the Flight Deck. Read more at

Register for NCPDP’s 2015 Annual Technology and Business Conference at For real-time updates before and during the conference, follow us at or join the discussion using NCPDP’s 2015 Annual Technology and Business Conference hashtag: #NCPDP15.

Founded in 1977, NCPDP is a not-for-profit, ANSI-accredited, Standards Development Organization with 1,600 members representing virtually every sector of the pharmacy services industry. Our diverse membership provides leadership and healthcare business solutions through education and standards, created using the consensus building process. NCPDP has been named in federal legislation, including HIPAA, MMA, and HITECH. NCPDP members have created standards such as the Telecommunication Standard and Batch Standard, the SCRIPT Standard for ePrescribing, the Manufacturers Rebate Standard and more to improve communication within the pharmacy industry. Our data products include dataQ®, a robust database of information on more than 76,000 pharmacies, and HCIdea®, an innovative prescriber database that provides continually updated information on more than two million prescribers. NCPDP's RxReconn® is a legislative tracking product for real-time monitoring of pharmacy-related state and national legislative and regulatory activity. For more information about NCPDP Standards, Data Services, Products, Educational Programs and Work Group meetings, go online at or call (480) 477-1000.


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