The concept of using technology to improve healthcare is nothing new. By conducting research on how technology can best be used to benefit the healthcare industry, the NCPDP is working to make the industry more effective and ensuring everyone gets the healthcare they need.

Some of the pharmaceutical case studies that have already been performed looked at how custom plans can be designed and implemented in order to make healthcare services more affordable.

In one case study, it was determined that the use of a prescription savings card would help the healthcare system to pay off prescription reimbursement for pharmaceutical companies. The results of the study showed that this would allow patients to obtain needed medication or therapy while prior authorization for a prescription is processed.

The NCPDP Foundation also funds scholarships for students to attend school and conduct research projects to improve the healthcare industry from a technological standpoint.