ONC’s Wilkins to Keynote NCPDP 2015 Educational Summit, Meeting Healthcare Needs Through Partnerships, Transparency & Trust

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NCPDP's 2015 Educational Summit, “Meeting Healthcare Needs Through Partnerships, Transparency & Trust,” will be held Tuesday, November 3, 2015, at the Hyatt Regency St. Louis at the Arch, in St. Louis, Missouri.


National Council for Prescription Drug Programs

NCPDP, the not-for-profit pharmacy standards development organization, announced today the agenda for its 2015 Educational Summit, “Meeting Healthcare Needs Through Partnerships, Transparency & Trust,” which will be held Tuesday, November 3, 2015, at the Hyatt Regency St. Louis at the Arch, in St. Louis, Missouri.

Who should attend?
NCPDP’s Educational Summit content is intended for all healthcare industry stakeholders, including claims processors, electronic health record (EHR) vendors, health plans, large employer groups, manufacturers, pharmacists, pharmacies, pharmacy benefit managers (PBMs), pharmacy technicians, physicians, physician assistants, and state and national associations.

Educational Summit Program
The keynote speaker is Tricia Lee Wilkins, Pharm.D., M.S., Ph.D., Pharmacy Advisor and Health IT Specialist, Office of Standards and Technology, Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT. Wilkins’ presentation will focus on how ONC and NCPDP are meeting healthcare challenges together.

The Educational Summit will be moderated by John W. Hill, MBA, HCM, Vice President Strategic Relations, Argus Health Systems, Inc. Session topics include a legislative update; FHIR™ (Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources); the impact of Medicaid, Medicare, and Part D on standards; compounding and specialized medicine; specialty pharmacy; and prescription drug monitoring programs (PDMPs).

Among those who are confirmed to present at the Summit are:

  •     Joel White, President, Horizon Government Affairs;
  •     Charles Jaffe, M.D., Ph.D., Chief Executive Officer, HL7;
  •     John M. Coster, Ph.D, R.Ph., Director, Pharmacy Division, CMS;
  •     Jason Kimbrel, R.Ph., Pharm.D., BCPS Vice President of Operations & Clinical Services, HospiScript;
  •     Diana Baumohl, Vice President, Business Development, United Compounding Management;
  •     Richard B. Moon, R.Ph., Pharm.D., President, Pharmacy Innovations;
  •     Charlie Oltman, MBA, CHC, Senior Manager Regulatory Affairs, Target Corporation;
  •     Nicole Russell, Manager, Government Affairs, NCPDP;
  •     Kevin James, R.Ph., MBA, Vice President, Payer Strategy, US Bioservices, Amerisource Bergen;
  •     Jeff Spafford, President and CEO, AssistRx; and
  •     Anthony Schueth, CEO & Managing Partner, Point of Care Partners.

Pharmacists and pharmacy technicians can earn up to 5.5 Continuing Pharmacy Education units from the ACPE through the Institute of Wellness and Education. CPE credits are provided thanks to a sponsorship from CoverMyMeds.

For the full agenda and to register online for NCPDP’s 2015 Educational Summit, visit: http://www.ncpdp.org/Education/Educational-Summit.

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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