2023 NHIF Outstanding Abstract Achievement Award

Recorded On: 03/17/2023

Come celebrate this year's excellence in research as we present the 2023 NHIF Outstanding Abstract Achievement Award. This year, we have over 30 posters that will be on display at the Annual Conference and Expo being held March 25-29, 2023. These finalists were chosen as the top 6 to compete for this distinguished award. Each lead author will have 8 minutes to present their research to a panel of industry judges as well as display their poster at the annual conference. The winner will be announced during our third general session on March 28, 2023. 

Register now as you will not want to miss these innovative and exciting research projects! The titles of the top 6 finalist research posters are: 

  • Development of Productivity Standards of Ambulatory Infusion Suite Nurses within a Multi-Entity Health-System
  • Retrospective Analysis of Combination Therapy with Rituximab and Intravenous Immunoglobulin
  • COVID Sequelae: Evaluation of the Effect of Treatment on Healthcare Utilization and Health Status in the Months Following COVID-19 Infection
  • Home Parenteral Nutrition Workshop Take Off: A Pilot Program for Patient Support
  • Innovative, Multidisciplinary Management of Home Parenteral Nutrition
  • Time Utilization Study for Clinical Interventions Performed by a Complex Specialty Pharmacy

Jennifer Zhao

Pharmacy Student Intern

Johns Hopkins Home Care Group

Development of Productivity Standards of Ambulatory Infusion Suite Nurses within a Multi-Entity Health-System 

Jennifer is a PharmD candidate at the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy (Class of 2024). She is interested in home infusion therapy and pharmacy operations and management. She currently works at Duke HomeCare & Hospice and previously interned at the Johns Hopkins Home Care Group. Before pharmacy school, she studied Biological Chemistry and Chinese Language and Literature at Dartmouth College, then worked as an Associate at Kinexum Services LLC.

No Disclosures to Report

Ashley McCracken, PharmD, MBA

Clinical Pharmacy Project Manager

Johns Hopkins Home Care Group

Development of Productivity Standards of Ambulatory Infusion Suite Nurses within a Multi-Entity Health-System

Dr. Ashley McCracken completed her Doctor of Pharmacy degree at the University of Colorado and subsequently her MBA and two-year Community-Based Pharmacy Administration and Leadership Residency at Johns Hopkins Home Care Group. Ashley currently works as a Clinical Pharmacy Project Manager for Johns Hopkins Home Care Group overseeing many pharmacy department strategic initiatives, one of which includes, optimization of site of care navigation across Johns Hopkins Medicine ambulatory infusion centers.

No Disclosures to Report

Tatum Speicher

Pharmacy Resident

Option Care Health

Retrospective Analysis of Combination Therapy with Rituximab and Intravenous Immunoglobulin 

No Disclosures to Report

Kassie Klasen, PharmD

PGY1 Pharmacy Resident

Fairview Pharmacy Services

Kassie Klasen, PharmD is a PGY1 Ambulatory Pharmacy Resident at M Health Fairview in Minneapolis, Minnesota. She graduated in 2022 from the University of Minnesota College of Pharmacy. Throughout pharmacy school, she worked as a pharmacy intern at an ambulatory infusion center. She currently staffs at Fairview Home Infusion and has completed residency rotations with several ambulatory pharmacies within the health system. 

No Disclosures to Report

Christina Ritchey, MS RD LD CNSC FASPEN

Clinical Program Manager

Optum Infusion Pharmacy

Home Parenteral Nutrition Workshop Take Off: A Pilot Program for Patient Support 

Christina Ritchey, MS, RD, LD, CNSC, FASPEN is a Clinical Program Manager at Optum Infusion Pharmacy. She is a Registered Dietitian and Certified Nutrition Support Clinician, working in the home infusion industry since 2009. She has authored numerous abstracts and publications related to nutrition support, outcomes, health equity and literacy. Christina is the recipient of the 2021 NHIF Outstanding Abstract Award and 2022 ASPEN Home Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition Trailblazer award. Christina serves on the NHIA Clinical Practice Committee and ASPEN Publications and Membership Committees. She is also the President of the Texas Alamo Society of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition.

No Disclosures to Report

Johanna Bezjak, PharmD, BCNSP

Clinical Pharmacy Manager

Carepath RX Pharmacy

Innovative, Multidisciplinary Management of Home Parenteral Nutrition 

Dr. Bezjak is Clinical Manager and PGY1 Residency Program Director at CarePathRx Pharmacy Services. She serves as an Adjunct Clinical Instructor for Duquesne University and University of Pittsburgh Schools of Pharmacy. Dr. Bezjak earned her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from Duquesne University and completed PGY1 residency training at UPMC.  She had the privilege of participating as a subject matter expert for Board of Pharmacy Specialties Compounded Sterile Products and Nutrition Support committees and is a current member of the Nutrition Support Pharmacy Specialty Council.

No Disclosures to Report

Christine Miller, PharmD

Manager, Health Economics & Outcomes Research

Soleo Health

Time Utilization Study for Clinical Interventions Performed by a Complex Specialty Pharmacy 

Christine Miller, PharmD, is the manager of Health Economics and Outcomes Research at Soleo Health. She develops and coordinates strategies related to outcomes studies, real-world evidence, and market access for new therapies and services, and offers clinical guidance on these topics throughout Soleo Health. As a clinical pharmacist, she has more than 10 years of specialty infusion experience from working at Soleo Health, Walgreens Infusion Services, and Critical Care Systems and completing a pharmacy residency in the home infusion setting. She earned her PharmD at the University of the Sciences.

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2023 NHIF Outstanding Abstract Achievement Award
03/17/2023 at 12:00 PM (EDT)  |  Recorded On: 03/17/2023
03/17/2023 at 12:00 PM (EDT)  |  Recorded On: 03/17/2023 Come celebrate this year's excellence in research as we present the 2023 NHIF Outstanding Abstract Achievement Award. This year, we have over 30 posters that will be on display at the Annual Conference and Expo being held March 25-29, 2023. These finalists were chosen as the top 6 to compete for this distinguished award. Each lead author will have 8 minutes to present their research to a panel of industry judges as well as display their poster at the annual conference. The winner will be announced during our third general session on March 28, 2023. Register now as you will not want to miss these innovative and exciting research projects! The titles of the top 6 finalist research posters are: Development of Productivity Standards of Ambulatory Infusion Suite Nurses within a Multi-Entity Health-System Retrospective Analysis of Combination Therapy with Rituximab and Intravenous Immunoglobulin COVID Sequelae: Evaluation of the Effect of Treatment on Healthcare Utilization and Health Status in the Months Following COVID-19 Infection Home Parenteral Nutrition Workshop Take Off: A Pilot Program for Patient Support Innovative, Multidisciplinary Management of Home Parenteral Nutrition Time Utilization Study for Clinical Interventions Performed by a Complex Specialty Pharmacy
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