NCPDP Announces Recipient of its 2018 Champion Award

17:00 EDT 8 May 2018 | PR Web

NCPDP’s Champion Award recognizes outstanding accomplishments or work to improve patient care by actively supporting NCPDP members and its initiatives.

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (PRWEB) May 08, 2018

Today at its Annual Technology & Business Conference, NCPDP presented its 2018 Champion Award to Steven Posnack, M.S., M.H.S., Executive Director of the Office of Technology, Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC). NCPDP’s Champion Award recognizes outstanding accomplishments or work to improve patient care by actively supporting NCPDP members and its initiatives.

As the Executive Director of ONC’s Office of Technology, Mr. Posnack advises the national coordinator, leads the ONC Health IT Certification Program, and directs ONC’s standards and technology investments through the ONC Tech Lab, which organizes its work into four focus areas: pilots, standards coordination, testing and utilities, and innovation.

“We are pleased to name Steve the recipient of our 2018 Champion Award. Steve understands NCPDP’s leadership in developing interoperable industry standards and has always made it a point to have someone from his team at ONC involved in discussions at NCPDP,” explained Lee Ann Stember, NCPDP’s President and CEO. “Steve has also made a true commitment to participating in the Health Standards Collaborative (HSC), which NCPDP founded. His participation at HSC meetings supports active involvement by other standards development organizations, as we collaborate to develop solutions to solving some of the issues in healthcare IT.

“I am honored to have been selected for this award, which I humbly accept on behalf of my staff and all of ONC,” said Steve Posnack. “NCPDP plays a key role in our standards community and I look forward to its continued contributions toward interoperability.”

NCPDP’s 2018 Annual Technology and Business Conference continues with another full day of programming and networking events on Wednesday, May 9, 2018, at the Westin Kierland Resort & Spa in Scottsdale, Arizona. For real-time updates before and during the conference, follow us at or join the discussion using the hashtag: #NCPDP18.

For a high resolution photo of NCPDP Champion Award recipient, Steven Posnack, visit:

Founded in 1977, NCPDP is a not-for-profit, ANSI-accredited, Standards Development Organization with more than 1,500 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.

For the original version on PRWeb visit:


More From BioPortfolio on "NCPDP Announces Recipient of its 2018 Champion Award"

Quick Search


Relevant Topics

Collaborations in biotechnology
Commercial and academic collaborations are used throughout the biotechnology and pharmaceutical sector to enhance research and product development. Collaborations can take the form of research and evaluation agreements, licensing, partnerships etc. ...

Health care (or healthcare) is the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of disease, illness, injury, and other physical and mental impairments in humans. Health care is delivered by practitioners in medicine, chiropractic, dentistry, nursing, pharmacy, a...