Innovations in Healthcare Delivery

Innovations in Healthcare Delivery

Please note that the SGIM 2021 Annual Meeting will be virtual. Please take this into consideration as you prepare your submission. Sessions will be pre-recorded with a live-chat Q&A element. Submissions will still be accepted as either oral (pre-recorded) presentations or (virtual) posters.

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 “Transforming Values into Action”. Abstracts that speak to this theme are highly encouraged. Of particular interest this year, are also novel and innovative ways to adapt to the COVID-19 pandemic such as telehealth and reconfiguration of hospital teams and systems in response to surges. 

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.

SUBMISSION WEBSITE
SUBMISSION Guidelines & Policies

Submissions

Key Dates

Submission Length

Submission Criteria

Presentation Format

Presentation Selection & Scheduling

Primary Submission Categories

Secondary Submission Categories

Non-Commercial Funding Source

Authors

Submission & Presentation Tips

Designing a Poster

Topic & Intended Audience


Key Dates

November 19, 2020: Submission Portal Opens
January 6, 2021: Submission Portal Closes (12pm ET)
March 1, 2021: Acceptance Notifications Sent
March 11, 2021: RSVP Responses Due
March 19, 2021: Presentation Recording/Virtual Poster Upload Due

Submission Length

Innovations in Healthcare Delivery submissions are limited to 3,000 characters, including spaces (this does not include the title or list of authors).

Submission Criteria

  1. Title No all caps, quotes, underlining or bolding.
  2. Statement of Problem or Question One sentence.
  3. Learning Objectives (2 required) Each learning objective should reflect one of the six ACGME Core Competencies.
  4. Description of Program/Intervention Include organizational context: e.g., inpatient vs. outpatient, practice or community characteristics.
  5. Measures of Success Discuss qualitative or quantitative metrics that will be used to evaluate program/intervention.
  6. Findings to Date
  7. Key Lessons for Dissemination What can others take away for implementation to their practice or community?
  8. Presentation Format See below.
  9. Primary Submission Category See below.
  10. Secondary Category (Optional) See below.
  11. Non-Commercial Funding Source (Optional) See below.
  12. Policy Verification Confirm understanding of Submission Policies & Presenter Register Policy.
  13. List of 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. Due to the virtual format of the meeting this year, presenters will be asked to pre-record their presentation and be logged in to the virtual platform during their session time to participate in Q&A.

Poster Presentations:

Well-rated submissions will be accepted to present as virtual posters. Presenters will be asked to create a digital poster that will be accessible throughout the meeting on the platform and be available for scheduled live chat times with attendees.

Note on Virtual Format:

If accepted, presenters will need to submit their presentation no later than March 19, 2021, and be available for a live discussion/Virtual Q&A during their assigned time slot(s) during the conference dates of April 20 – 23, 2021.

Submission Categories

Primary Categories

Submitting authors MUST select one category for each submission.

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

  • Career Development
  • Clinical Informatics and Health Information Technology
  • Clinical Practice
  • Geriatrics, Palliative Care, and End-of-Life
  • Health Equity and Social Determinants of Health
  • Health Policy, Economics, and Finance
  • Healthcare Delivery and Redesign
  • Hospital-Based Medicine
  • Medical Education and Education Scholarship
  • Medical Ethics, Professionalism, and Humanities
  • Mental Health and Substance Use
  • Quality Improvement and Patient Safety
  • Research
  • Resiliency and Wellness
  • Veterans Affairs
  • Women’s Health

Secondary Submission Categories

Optional: select one secondary category that applies to the topic of your submission.

  • Care Coordination
  • Community/Home-Based Medicine
  • Education
  • Health Equity/Social Determinants of Health
  • Healthcare Access
  • Healthcare Costs
  • Healthcare Quality
  • Patient Safety
  • Physician Wellness
  • Population Health

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 
  • Institution
  • City/State
  • Email Address: Co-authors will receive an automated email notification inviting them to fill out a disclosure at the email address listed. 
  • SGIM Membership Status: We ask this information for Annual Meeting email marketing purposes. Membership is not required for submission. Not sure of an author's membership status? Select non-member. 

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: 

  • Which attendees are your primary target audience?
  • Why is this important to them?
  • Is it innovative and creative?
  • Is the topic timely?
  • Does it help audience members meet an urgent need? (e.g. accreditation issues)
  • How much time does your topic require?
  • Choose the most appropriate category for submission.