Call for Abstracts (2023)

Call for Abstracts - "Health Data Driving Policy"

NAHDO's Program Planning Committee is no longer accepting abstract submissions for our 38th Annual Conference. We will begin accepting abstracts for the 39th Annual Conference at the end of March 2024. 

Here are some ideas for session topics that are of particular interest to the planning committee:

Focus Area Suggested Topics of Interest
(1) National and State Policy Trends and Priorities

Opioids - Data and Policy

Behavioral Health - 42 CFR Part 2


COVID-19 and Long COVID:

 - Impact on Data Trends and Analysis

 - Medicaid enrollment

 - Transitory vs. Permanent impacts on Analysis

 - Understanding the Impact on Populations

 - Lessons Learned and New Processes Created

(2) Improving Health Care Value Through Analytics

Analytics for Success

Using data to catalyze change

Understanding the data and avoiding traps and errors

Engaging stakeholders 

Working toward identifying value

Impacting the business community - employer-focused analytics

Patient-reported outcome measures

Post-incarceration health care

Leveraging the richness of hospital data

(3) Addressing Data Gaps and Identifying New Sources of Data

Using Data from the U.S. Census Bureau

Assessing Needs of Policy Makers

Looking to External Standards

(4) Data Sharing and Linkage Methods

Efforts to Ease the Sharing of Data (Technical Questions):

 - Infrastructure & FHIR 

 - Coordinating HIE and APCD data efforts

 - Federal Rules 

 - ONC & CMS interoperability rules 

 - Price transparency rules

 - Digital quality measures

 - Connecting Data Sharing to Improved Health Outcomes

Data Linkage:

 - Standardization

 - Integrated data systems

(5) Understanding Data Governance and Patient Privacy Policies

Ensuring data security

External data use - approval and monitoring

Technical issues - 42 CFR Part 2, Vendor interactions

(6) Health Equity Data, Analytics and Policy



Race, Ethnicity, Language (REALD)

(7) Operational Issues at Health Data Programs

Launching of new data programs and projects

Moving to the cloud

Questions related to funding 

(8) Wild Card Great ideas that don't fit neatly into one of these categories

Priority Deadline: June 2, 2023 June 23, 2023