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NHIA "Standard Definitions for Patient Outcomes Data Elements" for Implementation by Infusion Providers

The National Home Infusion Association (NHIA) has developed standardized definitions for home and specialty infusion providers to use when collecting data related to patient events as part of ongoing quality improvement activities. These definitions were developed by a volunteer-based Outcomes Task Force comprised of individual provider and business-firm members committed to the utilization of quality data to advance the infusion industry. Standardized definitions allow providers to engage in industry-wide benchmarking and research activities, generating the necessary data for demonstrating the quality and value associated with administering infused medications in the home setting. Providers are encouraged to adopt the NHIA Patient Outcome Definitions to become eligible for participation in future industry-wide quality data initiatives.

Click here to review the Final Standard Definitions for Patient Outcome Data Elements. For additional information you can also contact Connie Sullivan at 303-747-3798, or at connie.sullivan@nhia.org.

Thank you to our Outcomes Task Force Members for their contributions to the NHIA Data Initiative!

  • Danette Frauenholtz, RN, BSN, MBA, University of Iowa
  • Kelly Britt, RPh, Amerita Infusion Services
  • Sarah Brock, SHP
  • David Franklin, Advanced Care Consulting
  • Judy Giel, Pediatric Home Service
  • Connie Sullivan, RPh, National Home Infusion Association
  • Diane Koontz, Managed Health Care Associates
  • Krista Miller, CRNI®
  • Dave Monson, PharmD, BioScrip
  • Elizabeth Distler Nagy, RN, Carefusion
  • Theresa Rhan, RN, BSN, Fairview Home Infusion
  • Lisa Seifert, RPh, Option Care
  • Dana Simonson, PharmD, Fairview Home Infusion
  • Ron Zsido, PharmD, VITAline
  • Kenda Danowski, RN, BSN,VITAline
  • Anne Marie Parry, RN, CRNI®, Va-BC, VITAline
  • Dan Teich, PharmD, Fairview Home Infusion
  • Yvonne McDermott, BS, RRT-NPS, CPHQ, CPPS, BioScrip
  • Cathy Johnson, RPh, BioScrip
  • Kammi Jenkins, PharmD, Amerita

If you are interested in volunteering for future projects related to developing quality measures, please contact Connie Sullivan, R.Ph. at connie.sullivan@nhia.org