• May 2 – 4, Philadelphia

    iHealth 2017 Clinical Informatics Conference

    Creating real solutions through evidence- and experience-based practice

iHealth 2017

Call for Participation

Clinicians, informatics professionals and other interested parties*  committed to improving health care through Health IT  systems deployment, projects, programs, or initiatives.

Interested parties may include:

  • Accountable Care Organization (ACO) leaders and clinicians
  • Clinical informatics executives and leaders involved in Health IT.
  • Clinical Informatics Board-Certified Diplomates
  • CIO/CMIO/CNIO/CMO/CNO/CRIO
  • Nursing, pharmacy and nutrition informatics professionals
  • Financially Accountable Healthcare Executives
  • Quality and Patient Safety professionals
  • Health policy decision-makers

The abstract submission process is now closed.
Notifications will be sent early in the new year.
Please revisit this site by the end of December, 2016, for the agenda and registration.

iHealth 2017 Topics and Keywords

The iHealth 2017 Clinical Informatics Conference will be organized around 4 Topic Areas and 29 Keywords.

  • Analytics and the Learning Health System
  • Clinical Informatics
  • Interoperability and Informatics Infrastructure
  • Health Policy, and Payment Reform

Call for Participation and Categories of Submission

  • Pre-Conference Workshop
  • Presentation
  • Panel
  • Poster

Learning Objectives

The program committee welcomes contributions from clinical informaticians including preconference workshops, presentations, panels, and poster presentations.  Individuals will be asked to classify content based on the set of topics and keywords through a competitive submission and review process.

All submissions must be made through the ScholarOne submission site.

Complete the online submission form as instructed and attach your submission in compliance with directions provided on the iHealth 2017 submission web site and Call for Participation.

How to Submit

iHealth submission content may be based on a range of published or unpublished works including projects, research, papers, pilot programs, and/or quality improvement initiatives.

  • Review Keyword and Topic
  • Select Category
  • Follow Submission Guidelines
  • Use the abstract template for the Presentation category
  • Submit on time – you will need the accurate names and email contacts of co-authors

IMPORTANT! The person designated as a PRESENTER will receive all communications from AMIA regarding the submission.

All information in the Onsite Program and in the Itinerary Planner is extracted directly from the online form authors complete in ScholarOne.

  • presentation title
  • author names
  • author affiliations
  • order in which the authors are listed

Please enter everything EXACTLY the way you would like it to appear. 

The abstract submission process is now closed.
Notifications will be sent early in the new year.
Please revisit this site by the end of December, 2016, for the agenda and registration.


Categories of Submission

Pre-conference Workshops

  • 2 hours with 15 minutes for break
  • Emphasis on hands-on instruction to improve attendees’ understanding or performance in specified area
  • Abstract submission not to exceed a maximum of four pages in length and must include:
    • The names, academic degree(s), affiliations, and locations (city, state/province, and country, if international) of all instructors
    • An opening summary of 250 to 300 words that describes the content of the workshop which should also be entered into the Abstract text box in Step 1 of the online form in the ScholarOne system. Please keep in mind that this paragraph will be used in the online and print programs, so please write it accordingly
    • An outline of topics to be covered
    • An indication of the level or combination of levels of the content (percentage of basic, intermediate, and advanced material covered)
    • A description of prerequisites, if any
    • Experience of instructors in teaching similar content
    • A curriculum vitae or biosketch for each instructor will need to be uploaded as a separate file.
    • All instructors must complete disclosure of relevant financial relationships with commercial interests (this is Step 5 of the individual’s profile. Each instructor must create a profile in the online submission system (ScholarOne)
    • Faculty lead will submit the abstract proposal. Each presenter must create a profile in the ScholarOne submission database and provide disclosure at submission time.
  • If accepted: workshop faculty will be required to create 6 multiple choice questions (written in accordance with NBME MCQ-writing guidance: Q, four answer options, correct answer,  rationale for correct answer, reference for evidence/further information); may be posed at any point in the session. MCQs will be part of the accepted workshop; they are not required with your submission

Presentations

  • Up to 20 minutes in length, part of a 60-minute session, Q&A included in this time
  • May be based on published or unpublished material
  • Acceptable models for presentations may be individual or joint presentation
  • The presenter(s) reserves publication rights for future consideration.
  • Submissions cannot be under consideration at, or previously presented at, other conferences.
  • The main body of the abstract submission must be formatted to fit on 1 page (8.5 x 11 inch) document and must include:
    • The names, academic degree(s), affiliations, and locations (city, state, and country, if international) of all authors
    • Abstract on one page in “IMRAD” format: Introduction, Methods, Results; Discussion, and Conclusion
    • One optional page (second) may be included for figures or tables and references.
    • All presentation submissions must have a brief (50-75 words) abstract. The abstract does NOT have to be part of the document, but must be entered on the submission website in the Abstract box in Step 1 (please DO NOT copy and paste the entire one-page document into that box). This text is used for program description so please be attentive to wording
    • All instructors must complete disclosure of relevant financial relationships with commercial interests (this is Step 5 of the individual’s profile. Each instructor must create a profile in the online submission system (ScholarOne))
    • Faculty lead will submit the abstract proposal. Each presenter must create a profile in the ScholarOne submission database and provide disclosure at submission time.
  • If accepted, one multiple choice question per 20 minutes will be required (written in accordance with NBME recommendations: Q, 4 answer options, correct answer, rationale for correct answer, reference for evidence/further information); may be posed at any point in the session. MCQ will be part of the accepted presentation; it is not required with your submission.

Panels

  • 1 hour in length, Q&A included in this time
  • Didactic or interactive panel (4 individuals with one moderator), or “speed-dating” type presentation by several individuals
  • Your uploaded panel manuscript file must not exceed a maximum of three pages (8.5 x 11 inch) and must include:
    • The names, academic degree(s), affiliations, and locations (city, state, and country, if international) of the panel organizer and all participants
    • For all instructors, disclosures of relevant financial relationships with commercial interests (this is Step 5 of the individual’s profile. All instructors must create a profile in the online submission system)
    • An abstract of 150-200 words, describing the panel and its learning objectives, which should also be entered into the Abstract text box in Step 1 of the online form to be used in the online and print programs
    • Panel: A general description of the panel and the issue(s) that will be examined and a brief description of each panelist's presentation.
    • Possible panel topics include:
      • Discussion of a topic of emerging importance to the clinical informatics community
      • Exploration of experiences including challenges in professional collaboration, unintended consequences, ethical dilemmas, or legal judgements as a result of the application of informatics
      • Exploration of novel technologies or applications that have the potential to be disruptive to the science or application of clinical informatics.
      • Discussion of political, societal, ethical aspects of health information technology, clinical informatics, or recent technical developments
    • A list of possible discussion questions to enhance audience participation.
    • Speed-dating”-type presentation: a brief description of the unifying theme
    • An explanation why the topic of this session is timely, urgent, needed, or attention grabbing is required with a discussion of anticipated audience.
    • A statement from the panel organizer that all participants have agreed to take part on the panel.
    • A CV for each presenter will need to be uploaded as separate files ("NIH-style" bio-sketch is preferred).
    • All instructors must complete disclosure of relevant financial relationships with commercial interests (this is Step 5 of the individual’s profile. Each instructor must create a profile in the online submission system (ScholarOne))
    • Faculty lead will submit the abstract proposal. Each presenter must create a profile in the ScholarOne submission database and provide disclosure at submission time.
  • If accepted, three multiple choice questions will be required (written in accordance with NBME recommendations: Q, 4 answer options, correct answer, rationale for correct answer, reference for evidence/further information); may be posed at any point in the session. MCQs will be required of accepted abstracts; they are not required with your submission.

Posters

  • Poster sessions are vibrant and popular components of a conference. 
  • Each accepted poster is displayed during a designated poster session and at least one author must be present at the poster session.
  • We encourage this format for Fellows in ACGME clinical informatics fellowship programs as well as for other clinical informatics professionals.
  • Your uploaded poster manuscript file must be submitted as a one-page (8.5 x 11 inch) document and must include:
    • The names, academic degree(s), affiliations, and locations (city, state, and country, if international) of all authors.
    • A description of the problem addressed and specific purposes of the system, service, or project; or, in the case of original research, an overview of the methodology, evaluation results, and conclusions
    • Optional illustrations (figures or tables), which must fit in the one-page limit
    • References, if applicable
    • Accepted posters will be presented on poster boards during iHealth
    • All poster submissions must have a brief (50-75 words) abstract. The abstract does NOT have to be part of the document, but must be entered on the submission website in the Abstract box in Step 1 (please DO NOT copy and paste the entire one-page document into that box).