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Standard Definitions

The Standard Definitions for Patient Outcome Data Elements are presented by the National Home Infusion Foundation to home and specialty infusion providers for 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 will 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 and alternate site settings.

Providers are encouraged to adopt the NHIF Patient Outcome Definitions to become eligible for participation in industry-wide quality data initiatives.

NHIF Opens Comment Period for Pump Definition

NHIF announces an open comment period from April 15 to June 15, 2023, for proposed Durable Mechanical Pump Event Definitions. Standardized definitions for pump events will allow for meaningful data collection on the type and quantity of issues occurring with infusion pumps. The more comments received from stakeholders, the stronger and more valuable the definitions become.

Questions or comments regarding the Standard Definitions for Patient Outcome Data Elements should be directed to NHIFdata@nhia.org.

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