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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.

  • Create an EHR Governance and Support Model for Lasting Success

    Establishing an Effective Model of EHR Governance and Support Building an effective Governance model is critical to organizations preparing to implement a new electronic health record (EHR). However, having a strong governance and support structure is equally vital post-launch to ensure that ongoing optimization of the EHR supports the organization’s changing needs. The benefits of […]

  • 5 Ways to Walk the Integrated Healthcare Walk

      In looking at an agency through integrated health lenses, it can be a bit obvious why engagement in wellness is a challenge. Successful integrated healthcare approaches can only emerge from a highly-committed agency and workforce, and getting an agency to walk the talk of integration can be its biggest challenge. The first step to […]

  • Afia Celebrates its 10 Year Anniversary

    This week Afia celebrates its 10th birthday.  Over the past decade Afia has dramatically grown as a company, but during that time it has maintained the values and beliefs that its founders (Chris Akerley and Jeremy Nelson) built the company on.  We’ve had the privilege of working with a diverse range of companies, including behavioral health, social […]

  • How to Implement an EHR – Part 3

    This article is part 3 of a series on “How to Implement an EHR” successfully. If you’d like to start at the beginning 1, click here.  How to Avoid Common EHR Implementation Mistakes In more than a decade of implementing EHR systems, we’ve seen more than our share of pitfalls. But with the right tools, training, and preparation, […]

  • How to Implement an EHR – Part 2

    This article is part 2 of a series on “How to Implement an EHR” successfully. If you missed part 1, start here.  Creating a Realistic EHR Implementation Plan There are a lot of moving pieces to coordinate before executing a successful EHR implementation. Considering your staff’s day-to-day workload won’t simply disappear once implementation starts, most organizations struggle […]

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    How to Implement an EHR – Part 1

    Mapping the Path to a Successful EHR Implementation In the initial excitement of getting a new Electronic Health Record (EHR) system, it can be tempting to dive in head first. After all, a new system can improve patient outcomes, add much-needed security to patient data, and improve productivity. However, most of the time it’s best […]

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    Getting More Out of Your Data Requires More Than Technology

    The big data movement is in full swing. How your organization manages data — and how data manages your organization — is more important than ever these days. As data has been shown to help predict epidemics, cure disease, improve quality of life, and avoid preventable deaths, healthcare organizations are moving to adopt and implement […]

  • Supporting People in Accessing Health Care at the Right Place and Time

    It is estimated that 71% of all emergency room admissions can be easily treated within a primary care setting. This one hour webinar will focus on how case managers and behavioral health providers can help decrease emergency room admissions through improved triage strategies and language. Most case managers have a statement in their treatment plan stating: […]

  • Positioning your Company for the Future of Healthcare – Part 4

    Welcome back to our series, Positioning Your Company for the Future of Healthcare. Over the past several weeks, we’ve been walking you through the current state of healthcare and the concrete actions you can take to position your organization for success in an evolving landscape. If you missed the previous posts feel free to jump to […]

  • Advantages of Cloud Computing in Healthcare
    Advantages of Cloud Computing in Healthcare

    Today’s healthcare organizations have to focus on a lot more than the health of their clients. The infrastructure it takes to support clinical care delivery continues to expand, with Information Technology being one of the largest contributors to that growth. As companies have become more dependent on technology for their clinical, administrative, and financial functions […]