Outstanding Abstract Achievement Award

Research Abstract Poster Presentations

NHIF has adopted the poster session at NHIA’s Annual Conference as part of its efforts to advance NHIF’s mission of promoting investigator-initiated research related to home and alternate site infusion. Research in home and alternate site infusion is extremely important to our industry. NHIA applauds your desire to develop and implement research that addresses the complexities of home infusion.

NHIF Announces Finalists for 2023 Outstanding Abstract Achievement Award

The authors of the following 6 poster abstracts will present an overview of their research project and summarize their findings during a special clinical webinar and a panel of judges will select the award recipient. The winner of the Outstanding Abstract Achievement Award will be announced during the general session on Tuesday, March 28, 2023.

The finalists were selected based on how well their project examines innovative approaches to clinical practice, identifies an opportunity or best practice, or demonstrates quality improvement within the home and alternate site infusion industry.

Development of Productivity Standards of Ambulatory Infusion Suite Nurses within a Multi-Entity Health System
Ashley McCracken, PharmD, MBA | Johns Hopkins Home Care Group
Jennifer Zhao, PharmD candidate | Duke Home Infusion

Retrospective Analysis of Combination Therapy with Rituximab and Intravenous Immunoglobulin
Tatum Speicher, PharmD | Option Care Health

COVID Sequelae: Evaluation of the Effect of Treatment on Healthcare Utilization and Health Status in the Months Following COVID-19 Infection
Kassie Klasen, PharmD | M Health Fairview

Home Parenteral Nutrition Workshop Take Off: A Pilot Program for Patient Support
Christina Ritchey, MS, RD, LD, CNSC, FASPEN | Optum

Innovative, Multidisciplinary Management of Home Parenteral Nutrition
Johanna Bezjak, PharmD | CarePathRx Pharmacy Services

Time Utilization Study for Clinical Interventions Performed by a Complex Specialty Pharmacy
Christine Miller, PharmD | Soleo

Outstanding Abstract Achievement Award

NHIF will award a $1000 scholarship to the individual practitioner author who submits an abstract that best meets the criteria set below.

In addition to the cash award, the winning author will receive support for developing a manuscript for publication in Infusion Journal, as well as complimentary registration to the 2024 NHIA Annual Conference.

Finalists must be available to participate in the abstract presentation session to be eligible for the award. Industry abstract submissions are not eligible for the NHIF award program.