The NCPDP announces digital health and patient engagement pioneer Lygeia Ricciardi as keynote speaker for its 2022 annual conference, “BE BOLD. Break Barriers.”

Ricciardi will highlight her life’s work focused on breaking down barriers to positive patient outcomes as a pioneer in the consumer digital health market

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., April 25, 2022 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ — NCPDP today announced that Digital Health and Patient Engagement Pioneer, Lygeia Ricciardiwill take the stage on Wednesday May 4to deliver a Keynote address at NCPDP 2022 Annual Technology and Business Conference, “BE BOLD. Break down barriers.” The annual conference will take place May 2-4, 2022at the Westin Kierland Resort & Spa in Scottsdale, AZ. The NCPDP National Conference draws attendees from across the healthcare industry, including technical, business and executive representatives from health plans, pharmacy benefit managers, retail and independent pharmacies, specialty pharmacies, healthcare providers long term care, healthcare consultants, technology providers, pharmaceutical manufacturers, wholesale drug distributors, database management organizations and others.

“As a pioneer in digital health and consumer engagement, we are thrilled to have Lygeia Ricciardi join us to share a hugely valuable industry perspective – how to empower consumers as partners in their health journey through digital insights and tools,” remarked Lee Ann Stember, President and CEO of NCPDP. “Lygeia’s thought leadership in this area will provide our members with insight into how, as an industry, we can meet our patients where they are by leveraging technology, thereby improving patient outcomes by engaging people more quickly, easily and organically.

Lygeia Ricciardi has been a leader in the digital patient and consumer engagement movement for more than a decade as an entrepreneur, consultant and federal leader. She is the founder of AdaRose, a technology company focused on personal care for women. She is also a consultant and former director of transformation at Carium, a telehealth company that connects patients and providers. Ricciardi was director of the Markle Foundation’s health program and ran her own consulting firm that advised clients, including the New York State and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, on the policy and implementation aspects of consumer eHealth. Previously, she created and led the Office of Consumer eHealth at ONC (Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT), leading the Blue Button initiative and integrating the consumer perspective into meaningful use requirements. She also served as a policy adviser to the Federal Communications Commission.

Ricciardi has been named one of the 50 Most Influential Voices in Health, one of the Most Influential Women in Health Informatics by HIMSS (Health Information Management Systems Society) and among the Most powerful in health informatics by Health Data Management. She has appeared in Forbes, Consumer Reports, The Wall Street Journal, C-SPAN and NPR. She holds a BA from Wellesley College and a Masters of Harvard with an independent study at the MIT Media Lab.

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About the NCPDP
Founded in 1977, the NCPDP is an ANSI-accredited, not-for-profit standards development organization with more than 1,500 members representing virtually every sector of the pharmaceutical services industry. Our diverse members deliver business solutions in leadership and healthcare through education and standards, created through the consensus building process. The NCPDP has been named in federal legislation, including HIPAA, MMA, and HITECH. NCPDP members have created standards such as Telecommunication Standard and Batch Standard, SCRIPT Standard for Electronic Prescribing, Manufacturer Reimbursement Standard and many others to improve communication within the pharmaceutical industry . Our data products include dataQ®, a robust database of information on over 80,000 pharmacies, resQ™, an industry pharmaceutical accreditation resource, and HCIdea®, an innovative prescriber database that provides continuously updated information on more than 2.5 million prescribers. NCPDP’s RxReconn® is a legislative tracking product for real-time monitoring of state and national pharmacy-related legislative and regulatory activity. For more information about NCPDP standards, data services, products, educational programs, and working group meetings, go online to or call 480.477.1000.

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