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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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  • Positioning Your Company for the Future of Healthcare

    Welcome to our series discussing the future of healthcare. Over the next several weeks, we’ll walk you through the current state of healthcare and the concrete actions you can take to position your organization for success in an evolving landscape. A History of Uncertainty The future of healthcare is uncertain. Of course it is. In […]

  • Walk a Mile Rally Raises Awareness for Mental Health Community

    For the past 13 years, the annual Walk a Mile in My Shoes Rally has been held on the steps of the Michigan State Capitol building. It is an incredible event put together to enhance public and political awareness for the lives of those affected by mental health issues. This is an issue near and dear […]

  • Integrated Healthcare 101 – Speaking the Language

    We’ve been traveling around the country for the past several years working with agencies to provide information on how to make Integrated Healthcare more than just a buzzword. Our Director of Clinical Services, Kathy Polasky-Dettling has noticed that cultural challenges, inconsistent terminology, and misunderstood concepts create challenges that can seem impossible to overcome. We decided […]

  • May 11th Webinar – Do You Really Know Integrated Health?

    Afia, and our Director of Clinical Strategies Kathy Dettling, want to invite you to our upcoming webinar: Speaking the Language: Integrated Healthcare 101. Kathy has traveled around the country for the past few years working with agencies to provide information on how to make integrated healthcare more than just a buzzword. These sessions have allowed […]

  • Assessing the Changing Healthcare Landscape

    Which way is up? It’s hard to make heads or tails of today’s healthcare landscape. Some people are ecstatic with the potential changes in policy that seem to be coming around the corner, and others feel that the sky is falling. No matter your political affiliation, though, most agree that the constant change in policies […]

  • Afia Adopts New, Forward-Looking Brand

    ANN ARBOR, MI – March 21, 2017 – Afia, experts in healthcare consulting, are unveiling a refreshed brand and website with an eye toward furthering their impact across the healthcare system. The new brand marks Afia’s growth over the past decade and their expanded capabilities to improve healthcare organization’s clinical delivery, financial operations, and technical […]

  • Introducing the New Afia Brand

    2017 is a big year for Afia. In November, Afia will be celebrating its 10 year Anniversary. We’ve accomplished a lot over the past decade. We’ve worked with well over 100 clients across 27 states. We’ve worked on hundreds of projects that have positively impacted both the organizations that hired us and the clients that […]

  • How to Ensure Your Integrated Healthcare Model is Successful

    Why has “Integrated Healthcare” existed as a buzzword in the United States? In many ways, it is because staff and the people they serve have yet to see the entire concept come to life. Implementations have failed. Expected outcomes are unclear. Business models are not fully thought through. Healthcare professionals are still in a learning […]

  • Finding the Right EHR

    As the healthcare industry becomes more reliant on information technology, organizations can expect to implement new IT systems at an increasingly rapid pace. The difficulty with the current environment is that the dollars available from the government through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 have created an overabundance of vendors looking for your […]

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