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2012 NHIA Annual Conference & Exposition

Join Us in Phoenix—And Bring Your Team, Too!

NHIA has assembled an extensive, on-target educational program with something for YOU and EVERY MEMBER of YOUR TEAM…

Gather with the rest of the alternate-site infusion industry, as we come together for the most comprehensive learning and networking experience in our field!

Scan all the concurrent sessions across the dynamic NHIA Tracks and Workshops to identify other programs of interest (see the NHIA Concurrent Track Session Planner, and the NHIA Concurrent Workshop Session Planner)!

All Attendees

  • Join your peers at all three NHIA General Sessions to obtain critical information about the state of our industry, to hear about progress being made around our advocacy efforts and to grasp how emerging trends will impact our future—come and learn how we can partner together to transcend the uncertainties before us and advance our industry, and our businesses, to new heights!
  • Unleash the excitement of magic and laughter with master magician and illusionist, skilled juggler, and stand-up comedian, Mark Robinson!
  • Make the most of the opportunities to meet with all of your key product and service vendors, buying groups and many more in the three-day 2012 NHIA Exposition—and don't miss the NHIA Exposition Grand Opening & Reception on Monday, April 23 from 5:30 to 7:30 PM!
  • Receive critical updates about survey processes and standards as you explore different accreditation program options in the 2012 NHIA Accreditation Arena (located within the NHIA Exposition Hall), where succinct informational forums will be offered during exhibit hall hours—along with immediate, direct follow-up access to accreditation representatives at their booths.
  • Experience the 2012 NHIA Idea Exchange, our third annual original poster display, showcasing innovative solutions for many of today's challenging scenarios and improvement opportunities in our field.
  • Take part in lively discussions with your colleagues as you network during the NHIA Roundtables Program—choose up to six subjects that fit your interests best between two highly interactive 90-minute sessions, all while earning pharmacy or nursing CE credit for this vital shared-learning program.
  • Sustain long-time relationships, initiate new associations, and explore ways to better collaborate around transcending the uncertainties we face in the alternate-site infusion field, as you engage in the NHIA Fellowship & Networking Event—open to all paid conference registrants on Wednesday evening (April 25 at 7:00 PM) at Octane Raceway in Phoenix.
  • Choose all week long from over 40 NHIA Annual Conference programs (including themed "Workshops" offered on April 26), to create a tailored learning experience that will surpass your professional needs—while actively connecting with peers from hundreds of other alternate-site infusion companies dealing with the same realities you face!

CEOs, Owners, Senior Leaders and Managers

  • Hear from veteran industry experts at the 2012 NHIA Executive Pre-Conference as you consider how best to transcend the uncertainty in health care today and position your business for enduring success—critically examine the ongoing drug pricing difficulties and the shifting health care reform landscape; review the pharmaceutical pipeline (including impending generic product development sure to impact your bottom line); listen to an informative presentation on mergers and acquisitions from a buyer's perspective; and reflect upon the rich discussion of our "CEO's Unplugged" panel of alternate-site leaders who will offer their candid perspectives about our field's current challenges and future opportunities.
  • Gain critical insights into fostering the cultural change needed to facilitate a successful merger or acquisition (Session 02-A).
  • Analyze the role of data and the urgent need for common data definitions that would allow providers to externally benchmark their results—all while credibly demonstrating our industry's value proposition to payers (Session 06-B).
  • Dive into the world of mobile health care technology, assessing key operational and regulatory factors underlying mobile technology applications for our field (Session 10-C).
  • Acquire advanced presentation skills that will enhance your delivery, as well as your message—and leave a lasting impression on your audience (Session 14-D).
  • Investigate how the Delaware Cancer Treatment Taskforce, a regional group of stakeholders from all health care settings, was able to transcend a fragmented, inefficient model of cancer care to create an inter-organizational, coordinated system of care (Session 18-E).
  • Engage in the Leadership, Management & Reimbursement Workshop, a three-session program where you will obtain an assessment of the potential impact of health care reform on our industry, while grasping how strategic planning and the development of a financial dashboard contribute to business success in uncertain times (Session 23-F); evaluate the application of a financial dashboard by successful alternate-site infusion providers (Session 27-G); and learn critical strategies that will better position your business to respond to shrinking margins (Session 31-H).
  • Contemplate the many additional learning opportunities offered in all the educational tracks and workshops, as you and your team all plan your attendance around your organization's greatest needs, challenges and interests!

Nurses, Dietitians and Other Clinicians

  • Earn up to 28.5 contact hours of nursing continuing education credit!
  • Leverage all the Breakfast and Lunch Symposia educational options that are sure to increase the value of your conference attendance with highly skilled faculty, presenting on today's hottest clinical topics—including the Wednesday symposium entitled, "Effective Strategies for the Prevention and Treatment of Vascular Access Device (VAD) Complications in the Home-Based Patient".
  • Walk through a clinical decision-making process that considers how cost effectiveness and patient outcomes data can inform ongoing care decisions (Session 01-A).
  • Fathom the ethical and legal concerns that can arise in the delivery of medication therapy to patients at the end-of-life (Session 05-B).
  • Discern how to comprehensively identify and manage the wide range of staff educational needs that must be addressed in alternate-site infusion (Session 09-C).
  • Delve into all aspects of heart failure, from treatment with inotropic therapy, to key clinical monitoring considerations—and the clinical validation needed to secure payment (Session 13-D).
  • Explore the incidence and treatment of central venous catheter thrombosis in the home-based patient (Session 17-E).
  • Participate in the full-day Nursing Workshop—hear from a seasoned panel of speakers about the critical need for industry wide Vascular Access Device (VAD) outcomes and strategies for collecting this data using uniform definitions (Session 21-F); understand VAD guidelines specific to the pediatric home infusion patient (Session 25-G); and "ride shotgun" with a home infusion nurse, as she navigates the often complicated terrain of patient needs to arrive at the safe, and often coordinated, delivery of therapy in the alternate-site setting (Session 29-H).
  • CRNIs® can earn 5 re-certification units toward renewing their credential when they attend at least five CRNI® designated sessions throughout the conference.

Pharmacy Professionals

  • Acquire up to 28.5 contact hours of pharmacy continuing education credit!
  • Checkout the Breakfast and Lunch Symposia learning opportunities with expert faculty covering the hottest clinical topics—including the New Drugs and Biologics—2011 program that is once again being offered as a lunch symposium!
  • Participate in an interactive session that applies a clinical decision-making process for utilizing cost effectiveness and patient outcomes data to inform ongoing care decisions (Session 01-A).
  • Survey the medications commonly used to manage symptoms in end-of-life care—evaluating dosing/titration principles and ethical and legal considerations for these therapies (Session 05-B).
  • Realize how to effectively distinguish and manage the wide array of staff educational needs that must be addressed in alternate-site infusion (Session 09-C).
  • Differentiate the many aspects of heart failure—considering the pathophysiology of the condition and the pharmacology of treatment with inotropic therapy (Session 13-D).
  • Review the incidence and treatment of central venous catheter thrombosis in the home-based patient (Session 17-E).
  • Don't miss the Pharmacy Workshop—gain critical insights into the "perfect storm" of factors generating the current drug shortage crisis and how internal, multi-disciplinary committees can risk-manage the impact on patients' quality of care (Session 22-F); devise how best to address the challenges of sterile compounding to fill shortage-induced drug needs (Session 26-G); ascertain solutions to drug shortage scenarios via lively and interactive problem-solving peer-to-peer discussions (Session 30-H).

Reimbursement Specialists

  • Discover strategies for "audit-proofing" your processes—pinpointing recent trends that could present improvement opportunities within your own organization (Session 03-A).
  • Attain strategies and documentation tools for managing difficult self-pay scenarios, including bankruptcy, estate collections and divorce (Session 07-B).
  • Join your peers for an engaging roundtable discussion about the most common claims rejection codes—obtaining practical solutions for your most vexing rejection trends (Session 11-C).
  • For reimbursement professionals who are new to the field, glean an in-depth working knowledge of basic infusion reimbursement concepts and practices from industry veteran and acclaimed presenter David Franklin (Session 15-D).
  • Prepare for the new International Classification of Diseases Version 10 (ICD-10)—become well equipped on how to crosswalk old codes to the new format (Session 19-E).
  • Attend the Leadership, Management & Reimbursement Workshop, a three-session program where you will assess the potential impact of health care reform on our industry, while grasping how strategic planning and the development of a financial dashboard contribute to business success in uncertain times (Session 23-F); evaluate the application of a financial dashboard by successful alternate-site infusion providers (Session 27-G); and learn critical strategies that will better position your business to respond to shrinking margins (Session 31-H).

Sales and Marketing Professionals

  • Survey the wide range of marketing tools available today—and obtain strategies that will increase the impact of your marketing focus (Session 04-A).
  • Master essential communication and messaging skills to enhance your effectiveness (Session 08-B).
  • Receive tracking and monitoring tools that can strengthen your organization's connections within the community, motivate your sales team and "turnover-proof" your business (Session 12-C).
  • Take home a tool for educating referral sources about the value of home infusion therapy and tailoring key messages to your audience (Session 16-D).
  • If inotropic therapy is a clinical focus for your organization, strengthen your understanding of heart failure and its treatment options to improve your communications with referral sources (Session 13-D).
  • Discern the foundational elements of establishing a successful inotropic therapy sales program—including methods for measuring inotropic therapy sales success (Session 20-E).
  • Be a part of the Sales & Marketing Workshop to embark upon a journey of self-analysis in which you will critique your own behavioral style "blend" and how to effectively leverage this knowledge in your work relationships (Session 24-F, Part I); heighten your ability to assess others and adapt your behavior to improve communication with co-workers and customers (Session 28-G, Part II); and successfully apply what you've learned to the overall advancement of customer service in your own organization (Session 32-H).

Attending the 2012 NHIA Annual Conference & Exposition will equip you and your team with the essential tools needed to transcend today's uncertainty and soar amid the ever-changing health care landscape!