Innovations in Healthcare Delivery
Innovations in Healthcare Delivery (IHD) submissions address improvements across multiple domains of healthcare including patient outcomes, provider experience, healthcare cost and quality, and health 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).
Submissions are required to include evaluation data, which can include qualitative and/or quantitative measures. Submissions should address the reproductibility and feasibility of the intervention at their practice or community.
KEY DATES SUBMISSION WEBSITE SUBMISSION FAQ
November 16, 2018: Submission opens ($75)
December 6, 2018 9:00 AM ET: Submission fee increases ($85)
January 17, 2019 9:00 AM ET: Submission closes
March 5, 2019: Acceptance notifications emailed
March 5, 2019: Early Registration deadline
March 12, 2019 at 9:00 AM ET: RSVP deadline
See submission criteria below.
Innovations in Healthcare Delivery submissions are limited to 3,000 characters, including spaces. The title is not included in the total character count.
Maximum character count limit applies only to these sections:
- Statement of Problem or Question (one sentence)
- Objectives of Program/Intervention (no more than three objectives)
- Description of Program/Intervention, including organizational context (e.g., inpatient vs. outpatient, practice or community characteristics)
- Measures of success (discuss qualitative or quantitative metrics that will be used to evaluate program/intervention)
- Findings to Date (it is not sufficient to state "findings will be discussed")
- Key Lessons for Dissemination (what can others take away for implementation to their practice or community?)
- Title (No all caps, quotes, underlining, or bolding.)
- Statement of Problem or Question (One sentence.)
- Objectives of Program/Intervention (No more than three objectives.)
- Description of Program/Intervention (Include organizational context: e.g., inpatient vs. outpatient, practice or community characteristics.)
- Measures of Success (Discuss qualitative or quantitative metrics that will be used to evaluate program/intervention.)
- Findings to Date (It is not insufficient to state “findings will be discussed.”)
- Key Lessons for Dissemination (what can others take away for implementation to their practice or community?)
- Presentation Format Preference (Presentation Only, Poster Presentation Only or No Preference. See below.)
- Primary Category (Required. See below.)
- Theme Related Submission (Does this submission content relate to the meeting theme? This information is not part of the peer review process. If accepted, your response may impact the scheduling of your presentation. Yes/No.)
- Poster Walk & Talk Opt-Out (Optional. See below.)
- Scheduling Restrictions (If accepted to present from Round One, please identify scheduling conflicts. See below.)
- Non-Commercial Funding Source (Optional. See below.)
- Policy Verification (Confirm understanding of Submission Policies & Presenter Register Policy.)
- Accuracy (Confirm accuracy of information submitted.)
- Authors (Required. Name, Institution, City/State, Email. See below for NEW Patient/Community Expert or Stakeholder Co-Presenter Scholarship.)
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.
Submitting authors MUST select one category for each submission:
- Care Coordination
- Community/Home-based Medicine
- Healthcare Access
- Healthcare Costs
- Healthcare Quality
- Health Equity/Social Determinants of Health
- Patient Safety
- Physician Wellness
- Population Health
Plenary Oral Presentation Scheduling
The most highly-ranked peer-reviewed submissions will be accepted and scheduled as oral presentations during Plenary Sessions.
- Thursday Plenary: top-ranked Scientific Abstract, Clinical Vignette, Innovation in Healthcare Delivery, Innovation in Medical Education (four total oral presentations with 10 minutes of presentation and 5 minutes of audience Q&A)
- Friday Plenary: top-ranked Scientifc Abstracts (four total oral presentations with 10 minutes of presentation and 5 minutes of audience Q&A)
Oral Presentation Session Scheduling
Top rated peer-reviewed 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)
Oral Presentation Session Schedule
- Scientific Abstracts: all sessions outside of Plenary Sesions
- Clinical Vignettes: all sessions outside of Plenary Sesions
- Innovations in Healthcare Delivery: Sessions G, N, Q
- Innovations in Medical Education: Sessions C, J, P
Poster Session Scheduling
Highly-ranked submissions will be accepted and scheduled as Poster presentations during Poster Sessions.
Poster Session Schedule (NEW in 2019)
Poster Sessions are now scheduled and featured over six sessions on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday of the Annual Meeting. Consolidation of poster sessions from eight to six sessions within the Annual Meeting Schedule prioritizes valuable networking and presentation opportunities for both poster presenters and Annual Meeting attendees. In addition, the majority of Annual Meeting attendees are expected to attend poster sessions as educational sessions are mainly scheduled during other time slots. Presentations across four submission types will be scheduled over six poster sessions:
- Poster Session 1: Wednesday, May 8, 2019 (5:30 – 7:00 pm)
- Poster Session 2: Thursday, May 9, 2019 (10:15 – 11:45 am)
- Poster Session 3: Thursday, May 9, 2019 (4:30 – 6:00 pm)
- Poster Session 4: Friday, May 10, 2019 (10:15 – 11:45 am)
- Poster Session 5: Friday, May 10, 2019 (4:30 – 6:00 pm)
- Poster Session 6: Saturday, May 11, 2019 (10:00 – 11:30 am)
Poster Session Organization
- Scientific Abstracts: Poster Sessions 1-6
- Clinical Vignettes: Poster Sessions 1-6
- Innovations in Healthcare Delivery: Poster Sessions 1, 3, 5
- Innovations in Medical Education: Poster Sessions 2, 4, 6
Poster Sessions will be organized by submission type, then submission categories.
Poster Walk & Talk Scheduling
Poster Walk & Talk For the 2019 Annual Meeting, top rated posters across Scientific Abstract, Clinical Vignette, Innovations in Healthcare Delivery, and Innovations in Medical Education submissions will be featured in Poster Walk & Talk Events. Poster Walk & Talks feature an expert discussant in your identified category hosting a small group of attendees around to discuss your work. Poster Walk & Talks will feature the top eight rated posters in a particular category or theme.
Poster Walk & Talk Selection & Scheduling Selection of featured submissions during Poster Walk & Talk Events will be based on the results of the peer review process as well as Poster Walk & Talk interest from SGIM Interest Groups. Poster Walk & Talk participants will be notified of their scheduling and participation in a Poster Walk &Talk Event one month prior to the Annual Meeting. Resources for poster presentations are available through various channels: poster presenter resources, SGIM One on One Mentoring, and through the SGIM Interest Groups.
Poster Walk & Talk Rescheduling Requests Due to limited scheduling availability for Poster Walk & Talk events, presenters originally scheduled to participate in a Poster Walk & Talk who need to reschedule their presentation time will forfeit the opportunity to present during a Poster Walk & Talk event. Should space be available to accommodate a poster rescheduling request during another poster session, presenters will be notified and rescheduled. Typically the top 8 ranked posters of a certain category are scheduled within a Poster Walk & Talk event. Should one of the poster presenters wish to reschedule outside of the Poster Walk & Talk event, the next highest-ranking poster will be scheduled into the event.
Poster Walk & Talk Opt-Out
If accepted for poster presentation, and you prefer NOT to be featured as part of a Poster & Walk Talk event, you may opt-out by selecting to the check-box to opt-out within Step 3: Details.
Scheduling Restrictions for Presenting Authors
Optional. If accepted to present from Round One, please indicate scheduling restrictions below. Religious observance can also be indicated.
- Religious Observance, cannot present on Wednesday
- Religious Observance, cannot present on Thursday
- Religious Observance, cannot present on Friday
- Religious Observance, cannot present on Saturday
- Session A: Wednesday 5:30-7:00 pm
- Session B: Thursday 8:15-10:15 am
- Session C: Thursday 10:30-11:30 am
- Thursday Lunch: Thursday 11:45 am-12:45 pm
- Session D: Thursday 1:00 pm-2:00 pm
- Session E: Thursday 2:15-3:15 pm
- Session F: Thursday 3:30-4:30 pm
- Session G: Thursday 4:45-5:45 pm
- Session H: Friday 8:15-10:15 am
- Session J: Friday 10:30-11:30 am
- Friday Lunch: Friday 11:45 am-12:45 pm
- Session K: Friday 1:00-2:00 pm
- Session L: Friday 2:15-3:15 pm
- Session M: Friday 3:30-4:30 pm
- Session N: Friday 4:45-5:45 pm
- Session O: Saturday 7:30-10:00 am
- Session P: Saturday 10:15-11:15 am
- Session Q: Saturday 11:30 am-12:30 pm
Non-Commercial Funding Source
Optional. Choose as many as apply:
- AHRQ Funding
- DOD Funding
- NIH Funding
- PCOR Research Grant
- RWJ Foundation
- VA Funding
The Program Committee reserves the right to use this information in scheduling.
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Search and Add Authors.
- Email Address
- SGIM Memberhip Status: NEW: In this section, please indicate the Patient, Community Expert or Stakeholder.
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.
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.
Patient, Community Expert or Stakeholder Co-Presenter Scholarship
Patient, Community Expert or Stakeholder Co-Presenter Scholarship Eligibility Requirements In line with the meeting theme, we encourage the inclusion of patients, family members, community experts and other stakeholders as co-presenters. To support this effort, the Society of General Internal Medicine is offering Co-Presenter Scholarships for qualifying co-presenters. This scholarship waives the Annual Meeting registration fee of the co-presenter if a submission is accepted and scheduled as an oral presentation and includes a designated patient, community expert or stakeholder as a co-presenter. Please view policies around qualifying for this scholarship below.
- SGIM will waive a One Day registration for any accepted Patient-Community Member presenting at the Annual Meeting.
- SGIM is also pleased to offer reduced full conference registration rates to Patient-Community Members at $295 for the four-day meeting (Wednesday through Saturday).
Please indicate if any workshop faculty participants are patients, community experts or stakeholders. (Yes/No)
Patient, Community Expert or Stakeholder Co-Presenter Scholarship Eligibility
Eligibility Requirements for Patient, Community Expert or Stakeholder Co-Presenter Scholarship Recipients
One is eligible for the Patient/Community Member SGIM Annual Meeting Registration rates if ALL of the following apply:
- Listed as faculty on a Workshop or as a co-author on a:
- Innovation in Healthcare Delivery
- Innovation in Medical Education
- Scientific Abstract
- Is NOT a professional or a student in a professional school (e.g., not a physician, pharmacist, nurse or lawyer, nor a medical, pharmacy, nursing, or law school student)
- Is actively engaged in addressing health equity of the local community or functioning in roles such as community outreach, patient advocacy or navigation, and/or public policy education
- Has served in at least one of the following roles:
- A co-investigator or consultant on a research grant, functioning in roles such as community outreach or community representation
- An active member of a patient and family advisory council, or other type of active patient representative, for a healthcare organization
For consideration, submitting authors must designate Patient, Community Expert or Stakeholders during Step 4: Authors of the submission process by:
- Listing the Patient, Community Expert or Stakeholder in the Co-Author listing.
- Designating the co-presenter type as a Patient, Community Expert or Stakeholder under the SGIM Membership Status drop-down for the co-author.
- Indicating that the submission includes a Patient, Community Expert or Stakeholder after adding all co-authors.
- All three designations must be submitted for full consideration.
Submission & Presentation Tips
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?
- Choose the most appropriate category for submission. Then identify as many tracks as you think apply.
Peer Review Criteria
January 29, 2019: Peer Review Period Opens
February 12, 2019 at 9:00 AM ET: Peer Review Period Closes
Peer Review Criteria
Panels of SGIM member volunteers will review all submissions. Reviewers will be blinded to author(s) and institution(s) during the review process. Innovations in Heathcare Delivery submissions will be rated and ranked using the following criteria.
- Saliency of topic to clinical practice of general internal medicine
- Degree to which concept or approach is original
Findings/Measures of Success:
- Appropriateness of intervention design and qualitative or quantitative methods used to assess impact of intervention on stated outcomes of interest
- Appropriateness of choice of measurement, clarity of findings
- Degree to which results may be applied in other institution