February 11, 2013 10:54 ET

NCPDP Selects WPC to Develop and Host Online Collaborative Workspace

Product to Support Development of Pharmacy Industry Standards

SEATTLE, WA--(Marketwire - Feb 11, 2013) - WPC, a full-service healthcare technology, business process consulting, and publishing organization, today announced that National Council for Prescription Drug Programs (NCPDP) has selected WPC's OnlyConnect® Solution to host and support its Collaborative Workspace, an access-controlled website for its Task Groups. NCPDP Task Groups collaborate on pharmacy standards and provide industry guidance and problem solving. The NCPDP Collaborative Workspace is now the online location for Task Group participants to find conference call information, download working documents, and share comments. WPC configured a portion of its OnlyConnect® standards development platform to become the NCPDP Collaborative Workspace.

NCPDP, the trusted forum for addressing healthcare industry issues, is a not-for-profit, ANSI accredited, standards development organization with over 1,600 members representing virtually every sector of the pharmacy services industry. The Collaborative Workspace will enable NCPDP to more efficiently support and coordinate activities of its diverse membership across 12 Work Groups and more than 70 Task Groups. "The Collaborative Workspace will streamline our current method of collaboration, making the most efficient use of our members' time dedicated to supporting task groups and work groups," said Lee Ann Stember, president of NCPDP.

WPC has a long history of supporting standards development organizations. WPC is the exclusive publisher for ASC X12, an innovative leader in the development of cross-industry e-commerce standards that improve global business process interoperability and facilitate business information exchange.

"WPC is very excited to be working with NCPDP. We believe our experience with standards development organizations makes us an ideal provider and OnlyConnect's foundation in managing the development of standards allows us to easily cater to different standards bodies' needs. It is a privilege for WPC to be working with such an accomplished and progressive organization as NCPDP," said Andrew Fitzpatrick, CEO of WPC.

About WPC

WPC is a healthcare industry leader, providing world class consulting solutions and serving as the exclusive publisher of critical HIPAA implementation publications and related products. WPC was founded in 1975 as Washington Publishing Company, and over the last 37 years, thousands of customers -- including the largest firms in healthcare -- have relied upon WPC's expertise to solve their business problems. WPC provides technical, business process, and compliance solutions while focusing on improving quality, lowering costs, and optimizing performance for customers. Expertise includes: ICD-10, security and compliance, healthcare reform, revenue cycle management, and patient engagement strategies. For more information, visit Follow @WPCSolutions on Twitter and become a WPC fan on Facebook.

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