OHIMA 2022 Annual Meeting & Trade Show


OHIMA22 COVID & SAFETY PROTOCOLS 

Do not attend OHIMA22 in person if you feel ill or had recent exposure to a COVID case. Contact OHIMA if you need to transfer your registration from in-person to virtual.

What is the COVID waiver? 
Any interaction with the general public poses an elevated risk of being exposed to COVID-19 and OHIMA cannot guarantee that you will not be exposed while attending the event. During registration, in-person attendees, speakers and exhibitors must agree to follow OHIMA's safety policies, as well as federal, state and local laws and restrictions surrounding COVID-19. Those onsite at the conference must also assume the risk of attending and release OHIMA of liability. READ THE FULL COVID WAIVER HERE. 

Will masks be required?
The venue, the Hilton Columbus at Easton, resides within Columbus city limits. OHIMA22 will follow any federal, state and local requirements surrounding COVID-19. Currently, there is a mandate for the City of Columbus requiring masks indoors – regardless of the vaccination status. Therefore, onsite attendees will need to wear masks during OHIMA22. Attendees need to bring their own mask. Should this mandate change by March 2022, it will be up to the individual attendee if they wish to wear a mask at OHIMA22. We encourage everyone to do what makes them feel most comfortable and safe.

Are COVID vaccinations required?
While many individuals attending the conference are vaccinated because they work in healthcare institutions, OHIMA will not be requiring or checking vaccination statuses.

What are the COVID safety measures surrounding OHIMA22?
The Hilton Easton has implemented “Clean Stay” measures throughout the hotel and meeting spaces. This includes, but is not limited to:
- Requiring Hilton Easton employees to wear a mask
- Lysol is used to clean all high touch areas in both the sleeping rooms and meeting space
- Lysol dispensers are located at all elevators
- Hand sanitizing stations are located in all high traffic areas of the hotel
- All tables and chairs will be disinfected in meeting rooms
- All culinary staff and banquet staff will wear gloves and masks

Learn more about “Clean Stay” and hotel rooms: www.hilton.com/en/p/what-to-expect

OHIMA will offer boxed lunches. Breakfast and receptions will have “grab and go” options if attendees don’t wish to utilize buffets.

Choose your dot to indicate your comfort level!
During onsite registration, there will be an opportunity for attendees to choose a colored dot sticker for their name badges. Dot colors help conference attendees communicate their level of comfort in interacting with one another. The dot colors are as follows:
RED DOT: Social Distancing
YELLOW DOT: Elbow Bumps
GREEN DOT: Handshakes and Hugs

As we navigate getting back to in-person events, please respect individual preferences and ask about individual preferences before approaching attendees!

AGENDA & REGISTRATION

What is the difference between On Demand, Live Stream Available and Recorded Breakout designations on different sessions?

ALL REGISTERED ATTENDEES WILL RECEIVE ACCESS TO ALL EDUCATIONAL SESSIONSIn-person attendees can attend the event onsite in Columbus, Ohio at the Hilton Easton and then later watch the recordings online to earn CEUs for the concurrent sessions they missed. Virtual attendees can attend the conference from their home or office; select presentations will be live-streamed and all other educational sessions will be offered in a recorded format - all within Whova. The OHIMA22 Agenda identifies each educational session as follows:

  • Live Stream Available: Certain educational sessions will be live-streamed and recorded. Virtual attendees will have the option to watch these sessions live or later in a recorded format. 
  • Breakout: In-person attendees will attend breakout sessions presented by speakers live onsite at the Hilton Easton. They can later watch breakouts they missed online. Virtual attendees can view pre-recorded versions of breakout sessions at their convenience between March 21 - May 31, 2022 online in Whova
  • On-Demand: These sessions are "online-only" sessions. Both in-person and virtual attendees can watch in Whova at their convenience.