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  • Leading and Managing Complex Change

    Change is the new normal for leadership In today’s competitive healthcare environment, you are constantly dealing with change – both expected and unexpected. Some of these changes you can control (like quality improvement initiatives) and some you cannot (like regulations). Any organization that doesn’t change risks being left behind in this ever evolving market. The […]

  • The Great Promise of EHRs

    Electronic Health Records are a failure. They lower productivity. They decrease provider satisfaction. They don’t increase clinical quality. They haven’t lived up to their promises. These are statements that I’m hearing more and more frequently as EHRs are adopted in mass by healthcare organizations across the country. Working closely with these organizations for the past […]

  • FORE the Kids of Judson Center Golf Outing

    Afia brought a couple teams of scratch golfers to support a great event put on by Judson Center yesterday.

  • Afia, Inc. Honored as One of the 2016 “Michigan 50 Companies to Watch”

    Ann Arbor, Michigan – Afia Inc., has been recognized as one of the 2016 “Michigan 50 Companies to Watch,” an awards program presented by Michigan Celebrates Small Business. Afia Inc. will be honored at an awards ceremony during the twelfth annual Michigan Celebrates Small Business gala event, May 5, 2016 in Lansing, Mich. About Afia […]

  • Afia Makes Impact to End Homelessness in Washtenaw County

    AFIA, INC. MAKES $50,000 CONTRIBUTION TO HELP END HOMELESSNESS IN WASHTENAW COUNTY Ann Arbor, Michigan (December 31st, 2015) – Afia Inc., a healthcare consultancy firm, announced today that it is giving back to the community with a donation of $50,000 to 5 organizations in Washtenaw County, MI. “We are truly excited to be able to […]

  • Select the Right EHR for Your Organization

    At Afia, we understand that selecting the right electronic health system (EHR) for your organization can be a long and demanding process. An EHR vendor selection is not only a huge time commitment, but it can also require a culture shift within your organization. Through our six step process to selecting the right EHR, we […]

  • Eleven Steps to a Solid IT Infrastructure Analysis

    Regardless of the level of success for an organization, undergoing an IT audit is extremely valuable for organizations that are seeking to improve their internal functioning. The purpose of an IT infrastructure analysis is to help organizations better understand what their IT department does and direct executive’s attention to areas where time and money are being overspent. […]

  • How to Establish an Effective IT Strategy

    A strong and solid IT strategy is crucial for any business to be successful. Despite organizations having employees with skill sets and backgrounds necessary for success, without an IT strategy, IT projects are most likely struggling to align with the strategic business goals of the organization. An IT strategy aides organizations in identifying tasks that […]

  • MHCA 2015 Summer Conference in San Diego

    Earlier this month, the Afia team made the trip out to San Diego for the 2015 MHCA Summer Conference. Afia staff presented during two sessions, one of them highlighted below. IT Session: How to Use Social Media for Large Scale Events & Fundraising – Becoming a Brand Ambassador Presenters: Gary Larcenaire, CEO, Valley Behavioral Health, and […]

  • 3 Things to Keep in Mind During a Human Resources Information System Rollout

    A well-functioning human resources information system (HRIS) is a crucial component for a company to have a stable and efficient infrastructure. A HRIS aides companies in making informed decisions regarding recruitment, finances, staff development, and other forms of integral support necessary for a company to be as efficient and productive as possible. As companies develop […]