ATA2022 Annual Conference & Expo - Research Content

Research Presentations and Poster Session Abstracts: Research Track (Proof Points)

The ATA2022 Annual Conference & Expo will showcase best practices and practical applications of virtual care technologies, as well as forward-thinking ideas, innovative approaches to solving healthcare challenges, and inspiring speakers. The ATA2022 Research Track (Proof Points) will feature Scientific Presentations and Poster Sessions on topics within the telehealth, digital and connected health spaces. This dedicated program track will focus on the data, evidence, and case studies driving innovation and building the foundation that will reshape the practice of healthcare. Submissions from clinicians, researchers, and innovators who are moving ideas to implementation are welcome.

Proposed submissions should fit within the ATA2022 theme: Now What? Creating Opportunity in a Time of Uncertainty. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to: Access to Care, Cost Analyses, Patient Experience, Clinician Experience, Clinical Effectiveness, Clinical Outcomes, Quality Improvement, Regulatory & Policy Research, Information Technology, and Measurement Frameworks & Tools.

ATA2022 Theme Background: COVID-19 created an almost overnight shift in how care is delivered. We were not ready for such a seismic change, but telehealth quickly became the solution, a lifeline for people, no matter where they lived, to access needed healthcare services. Through this rapid transformation hospital systems, solution providers, and clinicians began to create a hybrid delivery system of in-person and virtual care to best serve the needs of patients. But the pandemic also brought to light existing disparities in health care access and a gaping digital divide.

So, now what?

In order to establish telehealth as a permanent, valid and necessary component of everyday care delivery, there are several imperatives:

  • Enact state and federal policies that establish permanent and appropriate access to telehealth.
  • Enrich existing healthcare systems with well-designed virtual care services and support clinicians with the necessary tools and training to deliver convenient, personalized, quality care to their patients.
  • Fuel innovation, research, and the implementation of telehealth in a range of care settings, including the home.
  • Establish the necessary infrastructures to extend equal access to safe, secure, and effective care in communities across the country.
  • Empower consumers and patients to leverage telehealth whenever and wherever they need it, to help solve health disparities.

There are also several obstacles that affect provider behavior, patient engagement and business success: Growing uncertainty about the future of telehealth access, an unpredictable regulatory environment, mounting concerns around reimbursement, and turbulence in the marketplace.

ATA2022 features the decision-makers and thought leaders, the boots-on-the-ground clinicians, the forward-looking innovators and solution providers, and the policymakers who are creating the future.

ATA2022 Content Pillars:

  • Hybrid Care – Implementing a two-channel hybrid model of care that balances in-person and virtual care; telehealth beyond just a COVID solution; tools and training for clinicians; in-patient, in-home, acute care and remote care; diagnosis, treatment, monitoring and more
  • Ending Inequity – Consumerization of healthcare without boundaries; the virtual patient experience; addressing social determinants of health; serving the underserved
  • Everyday Care – Applications across the care continuum and beyond – from healthy aging and telemental health to pediatrics and telerehabilitation; improving health and wellness
  • Policy Priorities – Federal policy and regulatory priorities; state legislative agendas; business models/reimbursement and licensing
  • Technology and Framework – Emerging technologies to extend virtual care services; driving productivity, efficiencies and cost savings; security, privacy and cybersecurity; interoperability and data flow
  • Proof Points – Research, data and analytics; decentralized technology-driven clinical trials

All submissions will be carefully considered by the ATA2022 Research Review Committee. Those submitting abstracts will have the opportunity to indicate preferred presentation format: Oral or Poster, however the ATA Research Review Committee reserves the right to specify final format for any abstract selected to present.

Research Track Submissions Format: Submission categories include Author(s), Abstract and Proposal Contact. The Abstract section includes:

  • Title
  • Description (50 word limit)
  • Abstract (200 word limit)
  • Method (Multiple Choice: Randomized Controlled Trial, Observational, Survey/Qualitative, Descriptive, Implementation Science, Cost Analysis, Other)
  • Clarification of Research (Multiple Choice: Access to Care, Cost Analyses, Patient Experience, Clinician Experience, Clinical Outcomes, Quality Improvement, Regulatory & Policy Research, Information Technology, Measurement Frameworks & Tools, Other)
  • Results (100 word limit)
  • Conclusions (100 word limit)

Abstracts should not be commercial in nature. Any abstract that appears to be promoting a company, product or service will not be considered. Please note: ATA does not provide speaking fees or other expenses related to presenting at ATA2022. Deadline for all submissions is October 29, 2021, 11:59PM ET.