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CALL FOR PRESENTATIONS: SUBMISSION GUIDELINES
Deadline for Submissions: February 6, 2023
AHIMA23 Conference (In-Person)
October 8-10, 2023, Baltimore, MD
AHIMA23 Conference (Virtual)
October 26-27, 2023
Submission Dates: December 15, 2022 - February 6, 2023
Review Period: January 30 - February 28, 2023
Speakers Notification: March 1- 30, 2023
IMPORTANT NOTE: Some of the sessions presented at the In-Person event in Baltimore (Oct. 8-10) will be selected to participate in the Virtual event (Oct. 26-27). If your session is chosen for both the In-Person event and the Virtual event, please be prepared to record your in-person presentation, which we will use for our Virtual event. Pre-recordings for the Virtual event are due to AHIMA by Aug. 31, 2023. Speakers may be live for Virtual session Q and A. For questions, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 re-inserted upon publication.
Submissions should be in an abstract format and include the following:
- Session Description: Two to three paragraphs that describe your presentation.
- Objectives: List three learning objectives.
- 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.)
- Demonstration Project* (Please see the description for this format below.)
- 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?
- Relevance: Is the proposal relevant to current US focused or international health information issues? Is the proposal relevant to AHIMA's mission and strategy?
- Goal: Does the proposal outline practical applications for health information 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 email@example.com.
The AHIMA2023 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.
Impact Area: WORKFORCE STRATEGIES
- 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
Impact Area: INFORMATION SHARING
- Protecting patient data
- Individual right of access
- Information blocking
- Patient ID
- Price transparency
- 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
Impact Area: DATA UTILIZATION
- 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 responsibly?
- How do health systems and hospitals ensure that they can use data to ensure effective and equitable care for all?
- Data collection from medical devices
- Data literacy
Impact Area: OPERATIONAL OUTCOMES
- How do we improve operational efficiencies and productivity (e.g., AI (Artificial Intelligence), Revenue Cycle Optimization, Digital Transformation)?
- How do we improve clinical, quality and safety outcomes?
- Patient digital health strategies
- How do we impact patient outcomes?
- How do we leverage technology to improve financial results?
- Telehealth strategies
*NEW for 2023! Demonstration Projects
For the In-person event in Baltimore, 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.
- The 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 were engaged in the process, identify the measurable outcomes and lessons learned.
- Consider audience engagement to ensure optimal learning and interaction. Examples of focused audience engagement include:
- Group exercises
- Facilitated discussions
- Unique methods in sharing 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; include data to support your impact statement(s)
- Align with AHIMA’s 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 break-through ideas, concepts, or trends.
Deadline for Submissions: February 6, 2023
For questions, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
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