Deadline Extended for 2016 AHIMA Convention Abstracts

Those looking to contribute a presentation to the 2016 AHIMA Annual Convention just got a little more time to submit their idea. AHIMA officials have extended the deadline to submit a convention presentation abstract to December 15, 2015.

The theme of the 2016 convention, taking place October 15 to October 19, 2016 in Baltimore, MD, is “Big Thinking; Launch Our Future”. Abstract submitters are encouraged to work this theme into their presentation ideas.

The convention call for participation is seeking presentations that “highlight the diverse interests and areas that broadly constitute the fields of health information management and health informatics,” according to the AHIMA website.

The AHIMA Annual Convention offers health information management and health informatics practitioners, educators, students, and researchers the opportunity to share their expertise and insights and to disseminate their research, findings, and recommendations.

For 2016, AHIMA seeks submissions describing health information management and health informatics research and analytical approaches, as well as the day-to-day practice and application of health information management and health informatics.

“The conference provides a venue for forward looking, thought-provoking, and groundbreaking discussions,” the call for participation states. “The educational sessions at AHIMA 2016 are designed to offer training, information, and updates on issues vital to health information management and health informatics in the context of an ever-changing and often challenging environment.”

AHIMA will organize accepted submissions into selected tracks and themes. Individual submissions that are not selected for presentations or panels may be invited to participate in the Poster Showcase or other related Networking of CEU events. Submitted abstracts should help:

  • Practitioners identify and embrace best practices, leverage lessons learned, and adopt state-of-the-art solutions
  • Allow educators and students to stay up-to-date on current advancements
  • Help regulators and policymakers make sound decisions about health information management and health informatics.

Organizers are looking for some sessions that emphasize conceptual and theoretical advances relating to the structure, collection, processing, management, maintenance, and use of health data. These sessions will present analysis, innovation, and research on the fundamental underpinnings of health information management and health informatics.

Organizers are also seeking sessions that emphasize the design, technology, implementation, use, and evaluation of health information management systems as well as knowledge resources across the care continuum– including acute, ambulatory, public health, chronic care settings, hospices, and home-based care. These sessions will focus on health information management and health informatics solutions and approaches that work in the real world to address current and emerging problems.

Abstracts are being sought for the pre-convention tutorials and convention educational sessions (presentations and panels), as well as abstracts for graphic presentations featured in the Poster Showcase.

All abstract submissions will undergo a blind peer review and be evaluated with a pre-set criteria that looks at the scope and clarity of the presentation as well as its practical and/or theoretical significance.

Click here for full details on how to submit a convention presentation abstract.

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