Current Initiatives

Take the NHIF Comprehensive Home Infusion Provider Survey

The National Home Infusion Foundation is surveying home infusion providers about their structure, services, and patient populations in order to publish a report, “Trends in Home Infusion” later this year. The survey collects a wide-range of data from individual home infusion locations to use in support of advocacy efforts, and to enhance NHIF benchmarking programs. Providers enrolled in the Patient Satisfaction Benchmarking program do not need to separately enroll to complete the Provider Survey.

Locations that complete the survey by April 30, 2019, will receive a complimentary copy of the final report. All survey data collected by NHIF is de-identified and the identities of the participating providers will remain confidential.

To learn more about how to participate and to download a PDF of the survey questions, click here.

Enrollment is Open for the 2019 Patient Satisfaction Benchmarking Program

The National Home Infusion Foundation (NHIF) Benchmarking Program aims to collect industry-wide, standardized data to establish a national reference point (benchmark) for performance metrics that have the potential to improve the quality and efficiency of patient care. These benchmarks will represent the standard for which providers can compare their individual performance. Without the ability to compare results, data from an individual location lacks context. Overall, benchmarking makes data more actionable by identifying performance gaps and acknowledging industry best practices. The first benchmarking metric will allow comparisons between organizations using the NHIF Uniform Patient Satisfaction Survey Questions. Learn more about enrolling.

Uniform Patient Satisfaction Survey Questions for Home Infusion Providers

The National Home Infusion Foundation (NHIF) conducted a study to develop a set of validated, standardized patient satisfaction survey questions for adoption by home infusion providers to use in organizational surveys. Similar to the National Home Infusion Association's (NHIA) work on the Standardized Definitions for Patient Outcome Data Elements published In February 2016, this NHIF-sponsored project paves the way for patient experience-based quality measures using data collected in a uniform manner.  This study expanded on the work done in 2012, by the NHIA outcomes task force that identified 15 common questions being asked by providers when evaluating patient satisfaction. 

The revised set of Uniform Patient Satisfaction Questions for Home Infusion were released on April 4, 2017, and were validated by a voluntary research panel of industry experts and went through rigorous testing with patients experienced in home infusion.  Having uniform questions will allow data from multiple providers to be combined, creating industry-wide benchmarking and research opportunities to advance the home infusion field.  Read the full research article or go directly to the survey questions.

Click here to read a statement from the NHIF Chair, Chris Maksym, PharmD, RPh.

The Lynn Giglione Women in Leadership Award

Established originally in 2015, as the Lynn Giglione Memorial NHIF Scholarship Award for Home and Specialty Infusion Nursing, this award is being redefined in 2019 to emphasize the contributions of women leaders in the field of home infusion. Learn more.

Outstanding Abstract Achievement Award

New in 2019, the NHIF is pleased to sponsor the Poster Session at the NHIA Annual Conference to advance the mission of promoting investigator-initiated research related to home and specialty infusion. Learn more.

NHIF is seeking funding for the following additional initiatives in support of the Foundation's mission:

Research Database

NHIF is seeking to secure funding that would advance the creation of a home infusion-related clinical research database, making infusion data accessible for broader research efforts. Creating and connecting research databases is a priority initiative for the organizations such as the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI).