Through NCPDP standards and industry guidance, we touch the lives of all patients, making an indelible impact at the critical juncture between diagnosis and treatment.
SCOTTSDALE, AZ (PRWEB)
September 27, 2017
NCPDP, the problem solving forum for healthcare and ANSI accredited standards development organization, celebrated its 40th Anniversary last night with an Open House and Building Naming Ceremony to Honor its three founders, Benjamin D. Ward, Charles D. Pulido, R.Ph., and Edward D. Spearbeck.
The event closed out a year-long celebration of the work of NCPDP members who represent virtually every stakeholder group in the pharmacy/healthcare industry. NCPDP President, Lee Ann Stember, explained, “Through NCPDP standards and industry guidance, we touch the lives of all patients, making an indelible impact at the critical juncture between diagnosis and treatment. Our solutions support healthcare providers, putting important information at their fingertips so they can make better informed decisions with us about our care. Our standards simplify and streamline administrative transactions and help avert fraud and abuse. Our industry guidance extends beyond the realm of standards to support emergency preparedness efforts and make medication dosing safer, and so much more.”
The event was attended by NCPDP’s Board of Trustees, its executive management team, staff and their families, NCPDP members, vendors, NCPDP Foundation Board members, and other healthcare industry leaders, innovators and entrepreneurs.
Honoring NCPDP Founders
In an emotional ceremony, NCPDP’s Scottsdale headquarters was proclaimed the “Founders Building” to commemorate the vision and legacy of NCPDP Founders, Benjamin D. Ward, Charles D. Pulido, R.Ph., and Edward D. Spearbeck. “Ben, Charlie and Ed started something truly special. It began with standardizing a universal claim form so that pharmacists would spend less time on paperwork and more time on patient care. And today, that passion and focus on the patient carries forward through our work and our impact,” explained Stember.
About 20 years ago when there was very little development in the area, Ward, Pulido and Spearbeck championed Stember’s move to purchase the land and building that are today…