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Afia believes the role of a consultant is well more than planning and implementation. It is to look forward and prepare you for what’s next.

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  • 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. […]

  • 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 […]

  • The Importance of Moving Your Servers to a Data Center

    While it might seem like a great idea to host your servers in-house, there are many reasons why it makes better sense to store them securely at a colocation data center. It also might seem like it’s more cost effective to host in-house, but when you weigh all of the extras a colocation offers, you […]

  • Enterprise Mobility Management

    Enterprise mobility management is an integral part of secure and compliant handling of protected health information and company data. Having coherent and efficient policies requires data management tools that can be adapted to changing work environments and devices. Balancing security and compliance with the efficiency of resources and convenience for employees is a difficult but […]

  • Having a Healthcare IT Executive Matters

    Here at Afia, we frequently conduct IT assessments for potential new and existing healthcare clients. The majority of these evaluations are commissioned by the business leaders and almost never by IT directly. It’s common for these organizations to feel held hostage by IT, or have a “black box” perception of the IT department, and ask […]

  • Cloud Storage in the World of Health IT

    It’s hard to go through a day now without hearing the word “Cloud” – it’s one of the hottest IT buzzwords of the times. But what does it really mean? In its simplest form, the term cloud describes services and products delivered over the internet. One of the most exciting cloud services today is storage. […]

  • National Thought Leaders in Healthcare IT

    One of the goals of Afia is to become national thought leaders in healthcare IT. Throughout April and May Afia will be presenting to the Colorado Behavioral Healthcare Council (CBHC), National Council Annual Conference, Michigan Association of Community Mental Health Boards (MACMBH) , and the Mental Health Corporations of America (MHCA). So, what are we […]

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