July 13, 2011 08:38 ET

Call for Speakers: NCPDP 2012 Annual Conference

Conference Unites Pharmacy and Healthcare Industry Stakeholders to Collaborate on Information Technology Solutions That Improve Patient Safety and Enhance Healthcare Quality and Delivery

SCOTTSDALE, AZ--(Marketwire - Jul 13, 2011) - The National Council for Prescription Drug Programs (NCPDP), a not-for-profit pharmacy standards development organization, invites pharmacy and healthcare industry thought leaders and innovators to submit speaker abstracts for the NCPDP 2012 Annual Technology & Business Conference. The conference will be held May 6-10, 2012, in Phoenix, Arizona. The deadline for submitting speaker abstracts is September 17, 2011.

The NCPDP 2012 Annual Conference draws more than 700 attendees from across the healthcare industry with the shared goals of improving the quality, cost and delivery of healthcare. Through its membership and consensus building process, NCPDP has actively and successfully led the development and adoption of ANSI-accredited standards that have transformed the pharmacy industry and improved the patient experience.

Conference sessions will cover a broad range of topics including interoperability, electronic prescribing (ePrescribing) controlled substances, Health Information Exchange (HIE), ICD-10, Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs), healthcare reform, pharmacy legislation and regulatory issues and more. For more information, or to submit a speaker abstract, visit

Founded in 1977, NCPDP is a not-for-profit, ANSI-accredited, Standards Development Organization with over 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 e-Prescribing, the Manufacturers Rebate Standard and more to improve communication within the pharmacy industry. Our data services include the NCPDP Provider Identification Number, a unique identifier of over 75,000 pharmacies, and HCIdea, "The Prescriber Identity Solution." 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.

Contact Information

    Janet Cabibbo
    Amendola Communications for NCPDP
    480-664-8412 ext. 15
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