NCPDP Announces Opening Keynote Panel on “Politics, Policy and People” at its 2015 Annual Conference

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The imperative to improve healthcare quality and decrease costs has spurred countless Creative Collisions, companies aligning to provide new visions and models of patient-centered care. NCPDP’s opening keynote panel at its 2015 Annual Technology & Business Conference will discuss the various levers that can support or undermine the sustainability of these creative solutions to the healthcare crises.

The imperative to improve healthcare quality and decrease costs has spurred countless Creative Collisions, companies aligning to provide new visions and models of patient-centered care. NCPDP’s opening keynote panel at its 2015 Annual Technology & Business Conference will discuss the various levers that can support or undermine the sustainability of these creative solutions to the healthcare crises. NCPDP’s keynote panel discussion, “Politics, Policy and People” on May 5, 2015, will examine the implications, strategies and opportunities for providers to improve healthcare delivery and health outcomes, and the role of the consumer as a powerful lever that remains largely untapped.

Confirmed industry thought leader panelists include:

  •     Thomas R. Bizzaro, R.Ph. (Moderator), Vice President, Health Policy, FDB (First Databank, Inc.); Past Board of Trustees Chair, NCPDP

FDB, part of the Hearst Health network, provides drug knowledge that helps healthcare professionals make precise medication-related decisions.

  •     Mary Jo Carden, Director of Regulatory Affairs, Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy (AMCP)

AMCP is the national professional association of pharmacists, healthcare practitioners and others, working to ensure that all patients can receive the medications they need to improve their health while at the same time keeping healthcare costs under control.

  •     Jim Bialick, President, Patient Safety Movement Foundation and Patient Safety Movement Coalition

The Patient Safety Movement Foundation is working to reduce the number of preventable deaths from 200,000+ to 0 by 2020. The Patient Safety Movement Foundation works with all stakeholders to understand the problems and create solutions to improve patient safety.

  •     Brandi Greenberg, Managing Director, Research and Insights, The Advisory Board Company

The Advisory Board Company provides insight-driven performance improvement software and solutions to the rapidly changing healthcare and higher education industries.
Keynote Panel Discussion:

Top-down government mandates have incentivized the digitization of health records, but industry transformation remains a vision in need of strategy and tactics. The spectrum of industry stakeholders are struggling to demonstrate value under intense scrutiny – all with good intentions on improving the healthcare experience and patient health outcomes, while lowering costs. The key to success will be striking the right balance of policy, politics and capturing patient engagement. Panelists will weigh in from the various stakeholder perspectives in what promises to be an exciting and provocative discussion.

Download high resolution photos of the panelists at https://www.flickr.com/photos/ncpdp/.

Register for NCPDP’s 2015 Annual Technology & Business Conference at http://ncpdp.org/ac/register.aspx. For real-time updates before and during the conference, follow us at http://twitter.com/ncpdp or join the discussion using NCPDP’s 2015 Annual Technology & Business Conference hashtag: #NCPDP15.

About NCPDP
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 http://www.ncpdp.org or call (480) 477-1000.

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