NHIA finalizes data definitions
ALEXANDRIA, Va. – The National Home Infusion Association has released its final set of Standard Definitions for Patient Outcomes Data to establish national benchmarks. The definitions, developed by a volunteer task force, include: adverse drug reaction, emergency department use, unplanned hospitalization, and medication error. "By collecting uniform data, the home and specialty infusion industry will take an important step toward describing and quantifying the value of home infusion as a critical component of the community-based health care continuum,” said NHIA President & CEO Tyler Wilson. The association in 2010 launched its multi-year Industry-Wide Data Initiative, an effort to define outcomes data elements and standards of care.