OHIMA is committed to the safety of all our attendees, speakers, exhibitors and staff as we plan for a successful conference in February 2021. We called off our 2020 in-person conference just five days before the show was supposed to take place when COVID-19 hit Ohio for this very reason. As we move towards 2021, we will be just as cautious. We are evaluating virtual, hybrid and in-person options. In any format - SPEAKERS ARE NEEDED!  Please don't hesitate to submit your speaker proposal and we will be in touch in the coming months about final decisions regarding the format of the conference. We are happy to accommodate a variety of speaker needs in regards to safety and travel restrictions. 

The Ohio Health Information Management Association is inviting individuals or companies to submit presentation proposals to be considered for OHIMA's 2021 Annual Meeting which will take place February 22-24, 2021 at the Hilton Hotel Easton in Columbus, Ohio. The OHIMA Annual Meeting will attract over 900 health information management professionals to learn about the latest in the management of health information and technologies. 

OHIMA is looking for experts to present on current topics and the latest trends in health information. Topic ideas include (but are not limited to): **Coding (advanced inpatient, outpatient, pediatric, physician office, etc.); Clinical Documentation Improvement; Compliance; Privacy & Security; advanced Human Resources issues; Leadership; Revenue Cycle; Legal; high-level Project Management; Technology; Data Analytics; and other emerging issues. 

Priority consideration is given to speakers with hands-on implementation experience and to presentations offering actionable ideas and substantive answers to specific, real-world questions. Share your mistakes along with your successes! 

Improve your odds of being selected. The committee will be looking for:

  • Best practices/lessons learned
  • Speakers who engage the audience 
  • Real implementation stories/ detailed case studies
  • Intermediate to advanced content
  • Presentations without product/sales pitches 

*PLEASE NOTE: Speakers MUST speak for the entire block of time allotted (give or take 5 minutes) for CEU purposes!  Breakout sessions are scheduled for 1.25 hours. 

Presentation proposals must be submitted by AUGUST 15, 2020. The OHIMA Annual Meeting programming committee will review proposals and select presentations by November 15, 2020. You will be contacted no later than December 1st of the programming committee's decision of whether or not your proposal is accepted. 

Keynote Speakers: All speakers (including professional keynote speakers) must submit the brief online presentation proposal information to be considered. You may provide the link to your website and/or more detail about your presentation in the comment section. 

OHIMA Member Speakers: Share your expertise with your peers! All OHIMA member speakers shall have their registration fee waived in return for speaking. Individual presenters and panel members shall have their registration fee waived for the day they are speaking. 

Exhibitor Speakers: We welcome and encourage companies to submit a presentation proposal, but all HIM-affiliated companies must abide by the following criteria:

  • Anyone affiliated with an HIM company must be an exhibitor at our show in order to present. Visit the Exhibitor Booth Reservation page for information on how to become an exhibitor. 
  • Anyone affiliated with an HIM company MUST co-present with a client to further demonstrate the hands-on application of the topic being presented. Submissions not satisfying this criteria will be denied. 
  • Please note that feedback consistently shows that session attendees do not want to hear product pitches; they are looking for real insight that is going to help them do their jobs better. 

Submit Your Presentation Proposal Now!