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NCPDP Foundation Awards $100,000 to Support Real-Time Prescription Benefit (RTPB) Standard Projects at DrFirst and Johns Hopkins Medicine

The NCPDP Foundation Board of Trustees, who govern the 501(c)(3) nonprofit charitable organization that is affiliated with NCPDP, has approved $100,000 in funding to support two research projects piloting the Beta version of NCPDP’s Real-Time Prescription Benefit (RTPB) Standard. The pilots can result in identifying potential enhancements to the Standard, which is highly anticipated by the healthcare industry and will be finalized by August 2020. A $50,000 grant is awarded to DrFirst for a pilot in partnership with RxSense, and another $50,000 grant is awarded to Johns Hopkins Medicine for a study in partnership with Surescripts.
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Call for Grant Proposals for Real-time Prescription Benefit Research Project

The NCPDP Foundation is interested in awarding a grant of up to $50,000 to fund a proof of concept pilot research project on the BETA version NCPDP Real-Time Prescription Benefit (RTPB) Standard. The BETA Standard was approved by NCPDP members during the recent NCPDP Joint Technical Work Group Meetings. Grant proposals are due to the Foundation by September 30, 2019, with an announcement of the grant award to be made by November 30, 2019. Read More

NCPDP Foundation Names Former U.S. Rear Admiral Pam Schweitzer to its Board of Trustees

The NCPDP Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit charitable organization that is affiliated with NCPDP, announced today that former Assistant Surgeon General and Chief Pharmacist of the U.S. Public Health Service (PHS), Rear Admiral (RADM) Pam Schweitzer, Pharm.D., will join its NCPDP Foundation Board effectively immediately. Read More

Johns Hopkins Study Affirms Benefit of CancelRx and Leads to Enhancements

A Johns Hopkins Medicine study, funded by a $42,000 NCPDP Foundation grant, affirms the important function of the CancelRx ePrescribing transaction in decreasing adverse patient events due to medication errors, and will lead to the transaction becoming even more valuable in improving patient safety. CancelRx is an underused transaction in the NCPDP SCRIPT Standard for ePrescribing that enables prescribers to electronically cancel a prescription already submitted to a pharmacy. Read More

New Grant Helps Advance Pharmacist eCare Plan

The Foundation recently approved a $25,000 grant to the NCPA Innovation Center to help support further development of the Pharmacist eCare Plan and its adoption as a national standard. WG10 Professional Pharmacy Services initially developed the Pharmacist eCare Plan to enable pharmacists to capture their assessments of patient health status and health concerns, mutually defined patient care goals, recommendations, interventions and outcomes and to share them with other care providers, payers and the patient.

NCPDP Grant Will Demonstrate Impact of CancelRx with Controlled Substance Prescriptions

Another NCPDP Foundation grant of $36,000 to the University of Wisconsin-Madison, School of Pharmacy will demonstrate how the use of CancelRx impacts the cancellation and dispensing of controlled substance prescriptions. Use of the Cancel Rx electronic transaction can potentially minimize the number of extraneous or unnecessary controlled substance medications that are dispensed and available to patients, thereby helping to abate the opioid crisis.

Foundation Receives $1 Million Mary and Charles D. Pulido Endowment

The Foundation recently received a $1,000,000 endowment from NCPDP in honor of Mary and Charles D. Pulido. Charlie is the sole surviving co-founder of NCPDP and a founding Board member of the NCPDP Foundation. For more than 40 years, Charlie has been a passionate supporter and valued ambassador for NCPDP and now the NCPDP Foundation. Charlie and his wife, Mary, have personally donated generously to the Foundation. The endowment is a restricted fund intended to help sustain the Foundation in the long run. The principal cannot be touched -- however a percent of the interest can be used to support the Foundation’s work. The intention is for the principal to continue to grow and help ensure that the Foundation endures so its work will continue in perpetuity.

1977 Society Launches with 31 Inaugural Donors and $61,287

The Foundation announced its new 1977 Society annual giving donor program on May 7 during the NCPDP Annual Conference in Scottsdale, Arizona. The Society recognizes donors who support the Vision and Purpose of the NCPDP Foundation by providing monetary donations totaling $1,977 or more within a calendar year. Read More

2019 Annual Fund Campaign Exceeds Expectations

Our first Annual Fund Giving Campaign has exceeded expectations – a sign that prospective donors are learning more about the NCPDP Foundation and potential value of projects funded through donations to the Foundation. We had hoped to reach 50% of the $100,000 goal for the 2019 Annual Fund Campaign by the end of NCPDP’s Annual Conference. We did better! As a result of proceeds from the Foundation’s fundraising events held in conjunction with the NCPDP conference, and the heartening response to the 1977 Society, we have reached 110% of our goal.
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NCPDP Foundation Appoints New Chair and Vice Chair to Board

The NCPDP Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit charitable organization that is affiliated with NCPDP, has named Mindy D. Smith, BSPharm, R.Ph., MHA, its new Chair, and Michael W. Bukach, R.Ph., Vice Chair, to lead efforts to support programs, projects and people that drive quality healthcare and improve outcomes through the proper use of standards-based health information technology. Read More.

Grant to Healthcare Ready Helps Fund Issue Brief on Pharmacy and Emergency Preparedness

Grant to Healthcare Ready Helps Fund Issue Brief on Pharmacy and Emergency Preparedness According to an issue brief recently published by Healthcare Ready, the role of pharmacy and pharmacists in preparing for and responding to events that impact public health has evolved markedly in the decade since Hurricane Katrina. The issue brief, Pharmacy and Emergency Preparedness: A Landscape Analysis, was funded in part by a second grant from the NCPDP Foundation to Healthcare Ready. Read More

The Magellan Cares Foundation, Inc., Donates $5,000 to NCPDP Foundation
Matching Funds from NCPDP Board of Trustees Increases Donation to $10,000

At NCPDP’s 40th Anniversary Open House and Building Naming Ceremony, which was held September 26, 2017, The Magellan Cares Foundation, Inc., honored the legacy of NCPDP’s founders with a $5,000 donation to the NCPDP Foundation. The donation was presented to Charles D. Pulido, R.Ph., NCPDP Founder and Foundation Board member, and Charlie Oltman, MBA, CHC, President, NCPDP Foundation. The donation will be matched dollar for dollar with matching funds approved by the Board of Trustees of NCPDP. Read More

NCPDP Foundation Awards a Grant to Johns Hopkins Medicine to Support Implementation of CancelRx Functionality in NCPDP’s SCRIPT Standard

NCPDP Foundation has awarded a $40,000 grant to Johns Hopkins Medicine to address patient safety risk by implementing CancelRx functionality in NCPDP’s SCRIPT Standard for ePrescribing. CancelRx enables prescribers to electronically cancel a prescription already submitted to a pharmacy. Studies indicate that up to 3% of prescriptions are filled in error following discontinuation by a clinician. The primary objectives of the research project are to implement CancelRx functionality in its EHR and pharmacy management system in the ambulatory setting, and share lessons learned to facilitate adoption across the care continuum. Read More

NCPDP Foundation Awards $40,000 in Scholarship Funds to Colleges of Pharmacy at Four Universities, and Awards $2,000 in Honorarium Funds

NCPDP Foundation has awarded $40,000 in scholarship funds to four university college of pharmacy programs across the country. The college of pharmacy at Butler University, South Dakota State University, Temple University and the University of Iowa each received $10,000 in student scholarship funds. The University of Florida and University of Maryland each received $1,000 to set up honorarium funds for future graduates of their programs. Read More

NCPDP Foundation Awards University of Arizona College of Pharmacy $10,000 in Student Scholarship Funds

NCPDP Foundation has awarded $10,000 in scholarship funds to College of Pharmacy students at the University of Arizona’s College of Pharmacy. This is the third year of the scholarship program and also the third year that the NCPDP Foundation has awarded scholarships to the University of Arizona College of Pharmacy. Read More

IMS Health Study on Controlled Substance Misuse Underscores Importance of Clinical Intervention at Point of Prescribing

In 2016, NCPDP Foundation approached IMS Health to provide details of a study on controlled substance misuse to capture the effectiveness of PDMPs in curbing the opioid epidemic. The study was provided to NCPDP Foundation free of charge. The study demonstrates the complexities associated with PDMP use. The findings illustrate the potential value of incorporating NCPDP’s clinical risk-based approach in its PDMP Solution. Read More

NCPDP Foundation Awards Grant to Healthcare Ready

NCPDP Foundation has awarded a $10,000 grant to Healthcare Ready, a nonprofit that works to assist in providing patient access to healthcare in the face of disaster and disease through collaboration with public health and healthcare. NCPDP Foundation’s grant builds upon NCPDP’s contribution of its dataQ® pharmacy data file as a primary data source for Healthcare Ready’s Rx Open. The grant provides funding to help Healthcare Ready obtain the most accurate geocoding of the pharmacy locations for use with its interactive map. Read More

NCPDP Foundation Receives $1,000,000 Endowment

In May 2016, the NCPDP Foundation received a $1,000,000 endowment from NCPDP in honor of NCPDP President, Lee Ann Stember. The endowment memorializes Stember’s 35th anniversary at NCPDP. Under Stember’s leadership, NCPDP has led the transformation of the pharmacy services sector and expanded its role from a standards development organization into a problem solving forum for healthcare industry and patient safety issues. Read more

NCPDP Co-founder Makes $25,000 Leadership Gift

Co-Founder of NCPDP and NCPDP Foundation Board founding member, Charles D. Pulido, R.Ph., together with his wife Mary, made a leadership gift of $25,000 to the NCPDP Foundation to support scholarships for pharmacy students and research to accelerate adoption of NCPDP standards. The generous donation was made in December 2015.

NCPDP Foundation Awards $10,000 in Scholarship Funds to 3 College of Pharmacy Students at Midwestern University

NCPDP Foundation awarded $10,000 in scholarship funds to 3 College of Pharmacy students at Midwestern University. Midwestern University’s College of Pharmacy held a scholarship ceremony to present the scholarships to the deserving recipients. Read more

FDB Donates $10,000 for Research to Optimize ePrescribing
Matching Funds from NCPDP Board of Trustees Increases Donation to $20,000

FDB (First Databank, Inc.) has made a $10,000 donation to NCPDP Foundation. The announcement was made on November 11, 2014 at a "Welcome to Indy" Reception that FDB hosted for over 200 attendees of the NCPDP 2014 Educational Summit and Joint Technical Work Group Meetings. The $10,000 donation will be matched dollar for dollar with matching funds approved by the Board of Trustees of NCPDP. Read more