NCPDP summit to explore emerging technologies

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — The National Council for Prescription Drug Programs said Wednesday it would host an educational summit on the use and impact of new pharmacy and health-integration technologies next month in Las Vegas.

NCPDP’s educational forum, "Leveraging New Technologies: Impact on the Patient and Healthcare Industry," will take place Feb. 8 at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas. The summit will preview the latest innovations that keep the pharmacy industry leading the charge for automation in healthcare to improve quality and efficiency, according to the not-for-profit pharmacy standards development organization.

The summit is intended for pharmacists, pharmacy technicians, payers, HIT vendors, pharmacies, processors, producers, healthcare providers, clinicians, patient advocates and others “interested in taking a closer look at the pharmacy of the future,” NCPDP noted.

Among the topics to be explored:

  • Technology advancements and emerging technologies;

  • The evolving role of pharmacists as essential members of the healthcare team;

  • Mobile health applications and devices and their role in consumer health guidance and engagement; and

  • Large-scale pharmacy automation that exceeds Six-Sigma accuracy.

Among the featured speakers will be Paul Oesterman, associate professor of pharmacy practice for the University of Southern Nevada College of Pharmacy; Robert Oscar, president of RxEOB; Robert Franz, director of clinical outcomes for Medco; Rick Sage, VP clinical practice for Emdeon; and Wayne Armstrong, SVP for Argus Health Systems. Paul Hooper, VP pharmacy network services for Emdeon, will moderate.

Pharmacists and pharmacy technicians who attend this program will be able to earn continuing education credits provided by AmerisourceBergen. Click here to register.

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