NCPDP Announces Recipients of 2016 Champion Award

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Charles D. Pulido, R.Ph., Co-Founder of NCPDP, and ONC’s Tricia Lee Wilkins, Pharm.D., M.S., Ph.D., Take Top Honors

Today at its Annual Technology & Business Conference, NCPDP presented its 2016 Champion Award to Charles D. Pulido, R.Ph., Co-Founder of NCPDP and member of the NCPDP Foundation Board of Trustees; and Tricia Lee Wilkins, Pharm.D., M.S., Ph.D., Pharmacy Advisor and Health IT Specialist, Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC). NCPDP’s Champion Award recognizes outstanding accomplishments or work to improve patient care by actively supporting NCPDP members and its initiatives.

“As a founding leader of NCPDP, Charlie Pulido was instrumental in laying the foundation for NCPDP’s solutions-building process,” explained Lee Ann Stember, President of NCPDP. “As a member of NCPDP for nearly 40 years, he has been a great ambassador for the organization and the solutions we bring to healthcare. When the NCPDP Foundation was established, he became a founding member of the Board of Trustees.”

Champion Award recipient, Tricia Lee Wilkins, Pharm.D., M.S., Ph.D., Pharmacy Advisor and Health IT Specialist, Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology, has long been a supporter of NCPDP’s efforts to standardize the exchange of healthcare information to improve outcomes. Stember cited Wilkins’ “efforts with the ONC’s S&I Framework initiative on PDMP & Health IT Integration, her collaboration in support of the NCPDP/ONC Cooperative Agreement, and her participation in NCPDP work group meetings.” Stember continued, “As a featured speaker for NCPDP’s 2015 Educational Summit, Tricia Lee Wilkins spoke passionately about the alignment of NCPDP’s work with ONC goals.”

NCPDP’s 2016 Annual Technology and Business Conference continues with another full day of programming and networking events on May 4, 2016, at the Westin Kierland Resort & Spa in Scottsdale, Arizona. For real-time updates before and during the conference, follow us at http://twitter.com/ncpdp or join the discussion using the hashtag: #NCPDP16.

For high resolution photos of NCPDP Champion Award recipients, Charles D. Pulido, R.Ph. and Tricia Lee Wilkins, Pharm.D., M.S., Ph.D., visit: https://www.flickr.com/photos/ncpdp/.

About NCPDP
Founded in 1977, NCPDP is a not-for-profit, ANSI-accredited, Standards Development Organization with approximately 1,500 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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