Call for Presenters

AHIA Call for Presenters

Knowledge-sharing Opportunities:
Seeking Healthcare Internal Audit Expertise

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AHIA is embarking on a new approach to soliciting educational content. Our Board and Education Committee Chair along with our various education subcommittees have decided to expand our call for presentations to include opportunities across all of our education programs including the AHIA Annual Conference.

We invite you to share your time, talent and expertise, and do your part to better the healthcare internal audit community.

Program Types

Annual Conference:
The AHIA 37th Annual Conference will be held August 26-29, 2018, at the Sheraton San Diego Hotel and Marina in San Diego, California. Conference presentation options include 2 to 4-hour and full day pre-conference workshops and 50-minute and 100-minute breakout sessions.  Each session should include an interactive discussion of the topic, practical applications and 10-15 minutes of Q&A. Proposals should focus on internal audit or compliance subjects specific to healthcare.

Regional Seminars:
AHIA Regional Seminars provide a more intimate forum for healthcare internal auditors to network and interact with their peers while sharing internal audit best practices. These live, in-person sessions are designed to be highly interactive to promote attendee participation and sharing of best practices, audit approaches and techniques. 50-minute and 100-minute presentations are sought. Regional events take place at a variety of locations throughout the US.

Webinars:
AHIA provides a variety of remote learning opportunities through its webinar programs. Present to an eager audience without leaving your home or office. AHIA offers a broad range of programming to keep members and stakeholders up to speed with the ever-changing landscape. Webinar presentations are 50-minute to 100-minute depending on the subject matter area.

Tech Talk:
These quarterly, free-to-members, 50-minute webinars are focused solely on information technology and security topics. Participants are encouraged to submit questions before the session to promote presenter-facilitated discussion.

AHIA EHR Auditor User Group - Epic:
The AHIA EHR Auditor User Group - Epic has been established to connect Epic users to one another through online and in-person educational events and discussion forums. It is our goal to enhance EHR auditing skills throughout the profession by sharing best practices and lessons learned, identifying audit risks and developing references. Presentation opportunities include live and remote options.

Topics Requested

We are seeking topics in the following subject matter areas:

  • Operations and auditing of primary and secondary care settings (i.e., physician practices, acute care operations, ancillary departments, secondary care settings)
  • Revenue cycle processes and A/R management
  • Health plan administration and operations
  • Compliance regulations, monitoring and auditing
  • Healthcare internal audit leadership and skills, including risk management, ERM, strategic planning
  • Core audit skills, including risk assessment, audit planning and execution and reporting
  • Operational, administrative and  financial functions of an organization (i.e., cash, payroll, human resources)
  • Information technology and data security
  • Data analytics
  • Emerging issues
  • Fraud prevention and detection

The conference committee will be conducting blind reviews of all submissions for initial scoring.  As such, please avoid inclusion of author identifiers such as organization names or institutions within the session description.

If your presentation concept does not fit into the above topics, we still want to hear from you! We are always looking for new topics that will benefit our membership.

The deadline for first round submission presentation consideration is OCTOBER 30, 2017

We look forward to hearing from you.  Thank you for your time and consideration!

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Additional Opportunities for Authors

This is your opportunity to share your ideas, concepts, case studies and proven methods with the AHIA healthcare internal audit community! Submissions will be accepted on an ongoing basis.

New Perspectives on Healthcare Risk Management, Control and Governance and Digital Insights:
Our quarterly printed journal and bi-annual digital-only publications address up-to-date information, current trends and issues in the areas of financial auditing, operational auditing, medical auditing, management and consulting, and information systems auditing, as well as the healthcare industry and the auditing profession. Please contact our editor, Michael Fabrizius to propose an article directly. Visit https://www.ahia.org/news/new-perspectives/writers-guidelines/ to view writer guidelines.

White Papers:
AHIA is seeking white papers on topics concerning the art and science of healthcare internal auditing.  A white paper is an authoritative report or guidance that informs readers concisely about a complex issue and presents the issuing body's philosophy on the matter. It is meant to help readers understand an issue, solve a problem or make a decision. We welcome papers aimed at beginner to expert level practitioners. This includes original content clearly related to healthcare internal auditing that does not promote commercial products or services. Visit https://www.ahia.org/news/white-papers/ for complete details.

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