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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. […]

  • 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 […]

  • How to Avoid a HIPAA Breach

    HIPAA Breach Fines in Excess of $1 Million are Now Common Since the implementation of HIPAA, there has been a developing focus on emphasizing the importance of protecting the privacy and security of personal health-related information acquired by healthcare companies. The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) was the first legislation to formalize the […]

  • 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 […]

  • Understanding the Healthcare Practice Revenue Cycle

    The Impact of Healthcare Regulations With recent government regulations affecting the healthcare industry, healthcare practices have been impacted in numerous ways over the last ten years. Certain third party health insurance payers like Cigna and Aetna have negotiated fee-for-service contracts with providers, which has resulted in lower reimbursements. HIPAA, the Healthcare Insurance Portability and Accountability […]

  • A Successful Approach to EHR Data Conversion

    As the field of healthcare IT continues to grow, there is an increasing demand for healthcare organizations to implement electronic health records (EHR). In order to ensure a successful transition into a new EHR, organizations must include the process of data conversion into their implementation plan. EHR data conversion, sometimes referred to as data migration, […]

  • Why Online Reputation Management is Critical to Your Success & How to Get it Right

    In this 42-minute webinar you’ll learn why online provider reputations are directly tied to the success of medical practices, along with advice on what to do if you receive a bad review online.

  • Physician Health Organizations: Online Reputation Management – What Your Physicians Need to Know

    In this quick 15-minute webinar you’ll learn why online reputations are directly tied to the success of medical practices, along with advice on what to do if a bad review is received.

  • Healthcare Social Media: 4 Things You Probably Don’t Know

    Social media and healthcare are currently two booming industries, so it’s no surprise that healthcare social media is an up and coming field filled with endless opportunities for organizations to expand and grow. 1. Millennials are more likely to rely on social media for health-related advice. Young adults put a lot of trust into social […]

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