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Surescripts Joins NCPDP's Elite Partner Program, Committing to the Highest Level of Sustained Support for NCPDP


NEW YORK, Jan. 29, 2019 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- NCPDP announced today that Surescripts has joined NCPDP's Elite Partner Program. NCPDP Elite Partners commit to the highest level of sustained support for the valuable work of NCPDP in advancing patient safety and interoperability.

"We are pleased to have Surescripts join the ranks of our highest supporters," explained Lee Ann Stember, President and CEO of NCPDP. "As an NCPDP Elite Partner, Surescripts is demonstrating its commitment to ensuring the ongoing, transformational work of NCPDP − leading the industry in healthcare standards and solutions for the common good."

"At Surescripts, we work with clinicians, pharmacies, health plans, PBMs and healthcare technology organizations across the country to increase patient safety, lower costs and ensure quality care," explained Mark Gingrich, Chief Information Officer, Surescripts. "We're proud of our long-standing relationship with NCPDP and are dedicated to working alongside NCPDP's members and our customers to develop and deploy standards as a critical component of the healthcare technology ecosystem. As an Elite Partner, we look forward to expanding on the progress we've already made together."

Surescripts is the nation's largest health information network. Since 2001, Surescripts has led the movement to turn data into actionable intelligence, and convened the Surescripts Network Alliance™ to enhance prescribing, inform care decisions and advance the healthcare industry. In 2017, Surescripts transmitted nearly 14 billion secure health data transactions, including nearly 5 million e-prescriptions each day.

Elite Partners make a three-year commitment to supporting the vital work of NCPDP. The program provides critical support for standards development and other work of NCPDP, including its continuing evolution as the forum for healthcare business and patient safety issues; for education; new product development; and the enhancement of existing products that support NCPDP's operations.

Founded in 1977, NCPDP is a not-for-profit, ANSI-accredited, Standards Development Organization with more than 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 ePrescribing, the Manufacturers Rebate Standard and more to improve communication within the pharmacy industry. Our data products include dataQ®, a robust database of information on more than 80,000 pharmacies, resQ™, an industry pharmacy credentialing resource, and HCIdea®, an innovative prescriber database that provides continually updated information on more than 2.5 million prescribers. 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.


SOURCE National Council For Prescription Drug Programs, Inc.

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