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NHIA weighs in on California medication bill

April 27, 2022HME News Staff

ALEXANDRIA, Va. – The National Home Infusion Association has submitted comments on California SB 958, The Medication and Patient Safety Act, supporting amendments that would allow infused medications to be administered in the patient’s home when the physician and patient determine it is in the patient’s best interest. “NHIA objects to any efforts to restrict access to home infusion and rejects language that implies office-based infusions are safer than administering medications...

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NHIF publishes journal

April 13, 2022HME News Staff

ALEXANDRIA, Va. – The National Home Infusion Foundation has launched Infusion Journal, a scholarly publication featuring independent research and studies on infused therapies, patient outcomes, medication safety, economic analyses and case studies. The inaugural issue features the findings of a first-of-its-kind time study of home infusion pharmacist professional services. Using time utilization data collected in a NHIF-sponsored multi-center study, researchers determined infusion pharmacists...

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Dr. Sohail Masood

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KabaFusion’s Masood on his passion for home infusion

April 1, 2022Theresa Flaherty, Managing Editor

CERRITOS, Calif. – Dr. Sohail Masood has received many accolades in his more than 30 years in the home infusion industry, but the most recent – the 2022 Gene Graves Lifetime Achievement Award from the National Home Infusion Association – is the most meaningful, he says.  “This one is really my peers telling me what I have done means a lot,” said Masood, founder and CEO of KabaFusion. “It has nothing to do with how much money you make; it’s really...

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NHIA names infusion fellows

February 23, 2022HME News Staff

ALEXANDRIA, Va. – The National Home Infusion Association has announced the 2022 Fellow Program (FNHIA) cohort, made up of highly accomplished home and alternate site infusion professionals. Those selected for the FNHIA program include: Brett Benfield, Penny Allen, Cheryl Gast-Whitaker, Cynde Derryberry, Robert Buzas, Pammi Jo Farren, and Glenel Tillich. “Congratulations to this year’s fellows,” said Connie Sullivan, NHIA president and CEO. “This program was created to...

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NHIA honors Masood’s advocacy 

February 9, 2022HME News Staff

ALEXANDRIA, Va. – The National Home Infusion Association has announced that Sohail Masood, PharmD, is the recipient of the 2022 Gene Graves Lifetime Achievement Award. The award, which is the highest honor that NHIA bestows on a member of the home and alternate site infusion profession, is given to an individual who has dedicated significant time, energy and resources to advocating on behalf of patients and the industry. “I am humbled and honored that NHIA selected me for the most prestigious...

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Value-based care is the future

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Value-based care is the future

February 1, 2022Theresa Flaherty, Managing Editor

A pharmacist by training, Jonathan Ogurchak has spent the last decade following the concept of value-based care, which all too often, focuses only on inpatient or immediate outpatient settings.  “There are not the levels of standardized data there where you can see the ability (we have) to provide care for patients,” said Ogurchak, CEO & co-founder of STACK, a pharmacy information management platform. “We’re slowly starting to peel back the layers of the onion where...

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Connie Sullivan

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Infusion stakeholders seek regulation of 'hangover clinics'

January 19, 2022HME News Staff

ALEXANDRIA, Va. – The National Home Infusion Association and several allied organizations have asked the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and state regulatory agencies to investigate unregulated, direct access infusion businesses that provide individuals with intravenous solutions absent the recommendation of a licensed prescriber.   These businesses, they say, treat hangovers, exercise recovery and elevation sickness, which can usually be resolved with oral medications or through...

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NHIA releases recommendations on managing supply shortages

December 29, 2021HME News Staff

ARLINGTON, Va. – The National Home Infusion Association has issued guidance for members that are experiencing shortages of administration sets for ambulatory infusion pumps due to an ongoing supply chain crisis. The association is working with manufacturers and suppliers to get more information about when these issues might be resolved and if they can offer alternatives. In the meantime, NHIA reminds providers that the decision to use an infusion pump—and which pump to use—is...

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NHIA partner Eitan Medical: Remote monitoring is future of home infusion

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NHIA partner Eitan Medical: Remote monitoring is future of home infusion

December 29, 2021Theresa Flaherty, Managing Editor

The National Home Infusion Association recently welcomed Eitan Medical to its Future of Infusion Advisory Council, giving the small, global manufacturer of the Sapphire Infusion Pump and other products a window into what home infusion providers are facing.  “We want to listen and we want to hear what the providers are seeing, and we want collaborate with them and our peers,” said Ben Noonan, general manager, North America at Eitan Medical. “We want to be with NHIA to understand...

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NHIA adds PlayMaker to council

November 30, 2021HME News Staff

ALEXANDRIA, Va., and NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The National Home Infusion Association has added PlayMaker Health to its Future of Infusion Advisory Council. PlayMaker adds a unique perspective to the council supporting data-driven programs critical to expanding access of home and alternate site infusion. “We are pleased to expand our partnership with NHIA through FIAC and connect with other industry leaders to provide members with guidance and support as the health care landscape continues to...

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