Enrollment is Open for the Initial Sample Interval of 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:
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).