Industry standards provide the framework for an interoperable healthcare ecosystem with quality communication among everyone involved in a patient’s care. The NCPDP Foundation funds research and pilots to accelerate adoption of those standards.
The NCPDP Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, is a partner to NCPDP, a 501(c)(6) not-for-profit organization that creates standards for the electronic exchange of healthcare information related to pharmacy services. As such, the NCPDP Foundation’s funding focus is on validating the benefits of NCPDP standards and solutions that improve medication safety, timely access to needed medications, and adherence to medication therapies.
The Foundation’s research priorities align with patient safety issues and healthcare challenges that can be overcome with the proper use of new or underused NCPDP standards. The opioid epidemic, the lag time in obtaining certain prescriptions, and lack of patient information on prescription drug benefit coverage are just a few examples of situations that can be improved through the use of standards.
Your donation to the NCPDP Foundation can improve patient safety and overcome healthcare challenges, resulting in better care for you, your family, and millions of others.