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Deadline for Submissions: February 16, 2024


AHIMA24 Conference (In-Person) 

October 27-29, 2024, Salt Lake City, Utah


AHIMA24 Conference brings together thousands of highly engaged health information professionals seeking relevant, timely, usable, and actionable information. As an AHIMA24 Conference presenter, you’ll connect with an audience that includes C-level executives, health information experts, policymakers, academic leaders, up-and-coming health information rock stars, and more. Don’t miss your opportunity to share knowledge that advances the profession, network with key stakeholders, and build professional relationships. Please see below for detailed instructions on how to submit your abstract for consideration. 




Submission Dates: December 18, 2023 – February 16, 2024


Review Period: March 1– March 29, 2024


Speakers Notification: April 1- 30, 2024




Please do not include names or titles in the presentation text. Names of submitters will be automatically hidden during the blind presentation review/selection process and will be reinserted upon publication. 


Submissions should be in an abstract format and include the following: 

  1. Session Description: Two to three paragraphs that describe your presentation
  2. Objectives: List three learning objectives
  3. Presentation Format: Please identify your presentation format
    • Knowledge Exchange Breakout Session (45-minute presentation, two presenters allowed)
    • Panel Discussion (45-minute discussion, up to four presenters allowed)
    • Workshop (three hours of content required)
    • Technology Demonstration Project* (Please see the description for this format below.)
  4. If you are an author presenting on behalf of a speaker, please include that information in your abstract submission.



All proposals will undergo blind peer review and be evaluated on the following criteria: 

  • Education level: Does the content speak to an intermediate or advanced level audience?
  • Clarity of writing: Is the proposal well-written and organized?
  • Data collection, analysis, and/or research: Is this topic sufficiently researched? Have you included your references and resources?
  • Implementation experience: How widespread is its use (number of users/ implementations)?
  • Innovative: Does this proposal introduce new ideas or concepts?
  • Format: Can the presentation be delivered in a unique, non-traditional setting or style? How do you plan on engaging the audience? Breakout sessions? Polling? Gamification?
  • Relevance: Is the proposal relevant to current US-focused or international health information (HI) issues? Is the proposal relevant to the AHIMA mission and strategy?
  • Goal: Does the proposal outline practical applications for HI professionals? Does the proposal use appropriate approaches or methods?

NOTE: Industry vendor submissions must be in a case-study format and include one or more clients as co-presenters. Industry vendor submissions must be submitted as “Sponsored Thought Leadership Sessions” and may be submitted by contacting 



The AHIMA24 Conference will include four main Impact Area categories with Health Information domain areas as subcategories. AHIMA will assign the domains. Some examples of topics that fall within each Impact Area are listed below.  


Topic examples: 

  • Preparing healthcare workforce for new challenges
  • Engaging and re-engaging staff for optimal performance
  • Retention, recruitment, future skills 
  • Leading and managing remotely 
  • The impact of technology on the workforce 
  • Effective communication
  • Succession planning 



Topic examples: 

  • Protecting patient data 
  • Individual right of access 
  • Interoperability 
  • Information blocking 
  • Cybersecurity 
  • Price transparency 
  • Compliance and regulations  
  • How do we address the challenges of keeping health data private, secure, and accessible even as the volume and mobility of that data continues to grow? 
  • How is the regulatory environment changing and what is the impact on the privacy and security of data?  
  • Minimizing risk and the use of third parties 



Topic examples: 

  • How will increasing both the volume and sources of data change healthcare?  
  • How do we best ensure the integrity and quality of that data? 
  • How do we use data ethically and responsibly? 
  • How do health systems and hospitals ensure that they can use data to ensure effective and equitable care for all?  
  • How can data be used and presented for clinical purposes?
  • Data collection from medical devices 
  • Data literacy 



Topic examples: 

  • How do we improve operational efficiencies and productivity (e.g., through artificial intelligence, revenue cycle optimization, digital transformation)? 
  • How do we improve clinical, quality, and safety outcomes? 
  • How do we impact patient outcomes? 
  • How do we leverage technology to improve financial results and reduce administrative burden? 
  • How are health systems changing to adapt to retail providers (Walmart, CVS, Amazon)?
  • Patient digital health strategies  
  • Strategies to improve health equity




AHIMA would like to highlight technology implementation projects that have improved the patient experience, increased health system financial results, decreased clinician burden, and produced better health outcomes. The demonstration projects should follow the Call for Presentation guidelines and submission instructions in addition to the following presentation criteria: 

  • The health system must be the lead presenter.
  • A technology provider and/or consultant can support the presentation and discuss the process.
  • The presentation needs to address the problem, how the solution was implemented, what resources were leveraged, how staff was engaged in the process, and identify the measurable outcomes and lessons learned.



  • Consider audience engagement to ensure optimal learning and interaction. Examples of focused audience engagement include:
    • Group exercises
    • Polling
    • Facilitated discussion
    • Unique ways to share content
  • Include measurable outcomes and their effect on people, organizations, communities, and society (for case studies)
  • Address the impact that has occurred as a result and include data to support your impact statement(s)
  • Align with the AHIMA organizational goal to present elevated content (i.e., intermediate, or advanced) as defined by the following:
    • Intermediate: Designed to develop a working knowledge of a topic or build on a basic curriculum
    • Advanced: Designed to develop in-depth expertise on a topic or knowledge area


NOTE: Basic or entry-level presentations will only be considered if they are used to inform the audience of breakthrough ideas, concepts, or trends. 


Deadline for Submissions: February 16, 2024


If you have questions, please contact 


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