Innovations in Healthcare Delivery

Innovations in Healthcare Delivery

Innovations in Healthcare Delivery (IHD) submissions address improvements across multiple domains of healthcare including patient outcomes, clinician experience, healthcare cost and quality, and health inequities. Innovations in healthcare delivery have never been more important nor urgent in these pandemic times. The structural injustices that plague our healthcare system demand innovative solutions to challenge these inequities. Appropriate topics include quality improvement and patient safety initiatives, implementation and evaluation of innovative clinical programs or care delivery models (e.g., medical home and chronic care delivery models), applied informatics in healthcare, systems engineering, translating research into practice, methods to effect changes in clinicians’ behavior, and strategies to enhance cost-effectiveness (including population health programs for value-based payment arrangements). The theme of this Annual Meeting is “Dimensions of a Generalist Career: Discovery, Equity and Impact”. Abstracts that speak to this theme are highly encouraged.

Submissions are required to include evaluation data, which can include qualitative and/or quantitative measures. Submissions should address the reproducibility and feasibility of the intervention at their practice or community.

Submissions

Key Dates

Submission Length

Submission Criteria

Presentation Format

Presentation Selection & Scheduling

Submission Categories

Non-Commercial Funding Source

Authors

Go to Submission Site

Submission & Presentation Tips

Designing a Poster

Topic & Intended Audience


Key Dates

November 10, 2021: Submission Portal Opens
January 4, 2022: Submission Portal Closes
February 15, 2022: Acceptance Notifications Sent
March 1, 2022: RSVP Responses Due
March 11, 2022: Presenter Registration Deadline 

Submission Length

Innovations in Healthcare Delivery submissions are limited to 3,000 characters, including spaces. The title is not included in the total character count. 

Submission Criteria

  1. Title No all caps, quotes, underlining, or bolding.
  2. Statement of Problem or Question One sentence.
  3. Description of Problem/Intervention Include organizational context: e.g., inpatient vs. outpatient, practice or community characteristics. 
  4. Measures of Success Discuss qualitative or quantitative metrics that will be used to evaluate program/intervention. 
  5. Findings to Date
  6. Key Lessons for Dissemination What can others take away for implementation to their practice or community
  7. Learning Objectives (2 required) Each learning objective should reflect one of the six ACGME Core Competencies.
  8. Presentation Format Presentation Only, Poster Presentation Only or No Preference. See below
  9. Primary & Secondary Submission Category See below.
  10. Non-Commercial Funding Source (Optional) See below
  11. Policy Verification Confirm understanding of Submission Policies & Presenter Registration Policy
  12. Authors See below.

    Presentation Format

    Identify your preference for presentation format: 

    • Oral Presentation Only
    • Poster Presentation Only
    • No Preference

    Format Choice Matters: 

    • SGIM schedules accepted submissions based on the results of the peer review process. The most highly rated submissions are scheduled for an oral presentation followed by those rated highly enough for presentation as posters.
    • We recommend stipulating “no preference”, as it will increase the likelihood of your submission being accepted.
    • If you stipulate “oral presentation only” and your submission is only ranked highly enough for a poster presentation, you will receive a rejection notification.
    • Submissions funded through direct commercial support should select “poster only” as their choice, as poster sessions do not offer CME credit hours.

    Presentation Selection & Scheduling

    Oral Presentations:

    Highly-rated submissions will be scheduled as oral presentations during Oral Presentation Sessions. Each session typically features four total oral presentations with 10 minutes of presentation and 5 minutes of audience Q&A.

    Poster Presentations:

    Well-rated submissions will be accepted to present as posters. Presenters will be asked to create both a physical poster for use onsite and a digital poster that will be accessible throughout the meeting on the meeting app.

    Submission Categories

    Submitting authors MUST select one primary category and one secondary category for each submission that best reflects the work. Categories also determine its assignment to review committees. The Program Committee does its best to schedule sessions within the same category in a manner that avoids conflicts within concurrent sessions, but it is not always possible.

    Go to the Submission Categories page for more information on the categories.

    Primary Categories

    • Ambulatory Medicine
    • Hospital-Based Medicine

    Secondary Submission Categories

    • Career Development, Professionalism, and Wellness
    • Clinical Informatics and Health Information Technology
    • The Life Span - Adolescence to Geriatrics, Palliative Care, and End-of-Life
    • Healthcare Delivery and Redesign
    • Diversity/Equity/Inclusion, Health Equity and Social Determinants of Health
    • Health Policy and Advocacy, Economics, and Finance
    • Medical Ethics and Humanities
    • Stigmatized Health Conditions
    • Quality Improvement and Patient Safety
    • Women’s Health, Sex, and Gender-Informed Medicine

    Non-Commercial Funding Source

    Optional. Choose as many as apply:

    • AHRQ Funding
    • DOD Funding
    • NIH Funding
    • PCOR Research Grant
    • RWJ Foundation
    • VA Funding
    • Other

    The program committee reserves the right to use this information in scheduling. 

    Authors

    Adding Authors:

    You will be asked to enter the names and affiliations of all authors who contributed to your submission. Please confirm all authors contact information before submitting.

    To add an author in the submission form:

    1. Search for author’s existing account in ScholarOne to avoid creating duplicate accounts.
      1. Search by first name, last name, or email address.
    2. If no account exists, create an account for the co-author.
    3. Co-authors will receive an automated email inviting them to update their contact information and fill out a disclosure.

    After adding an author, please ensure the information is correct and current

    • Name
    • Email Address: Co-authors will receive an automated email notification inviting them to fill out a disclosure at the email address listed.
    • Affiliation - If their current institution is not in the list, select "Add new Institution" and search for their institution in the pop-up. You can create an institution if not listed in the system.
    • Function - Select the role the person is serving for the submission. In most cases, this will be "additional faculty."
    • SGIM Membership Status - Select the person's member status. If unknown, select "non-member."
    • Ethnic Background - Select the appropriate ethnic background from the list or enter their self-description. This information is for internal use only.
    • Gender - Select the appropriate gender from the list or enter their self-description. This information is for internal use only.

      Designate Presenting Author:

      Select the presenting author option next to the author in the author listing to designate the presenting author. This author will present the poster or oral presentation if accepted. This author’s name will be underlined in the Journal of General Internal Medicine’s Annual Meeting Online Supplement. Only one author can be designated as the presenting author.

      Order Author List:

      Arrange the order of the author listing by selecting order number next to each author. Typically, first authors are designated as the presenting author, unless another co-author is designated to present.


      Submission & Presentation Tips

      Designing a Poster

      Poster Design & Presentation Tips

      Topic & Intended Audience

      Know your topic and your intended audience: 

      • Topic and Intended Audience
      • Know your topic and your intended audience:
      • Which attendees are your primary target audience?
      • Why is this important to them?
      • Will it stimulate excitement?
      • Is the topic timely?
      • Does it help audience members meet an urgent need? (e.g. accreditation issues)
      • How much time does your topic require?