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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.

  • 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 […]

  • Demystifying the Cloud

    Some businesses are concerned about exactly how to choose the right cloud applications, how to get the best use from them, and if their data will be secure when it’s up there. The cloud certainly does raise a lot of questions: What is the cloud, anyway? What can the cloud do for my business? What […]

  • 5 Steps to Becoming a Data-Driven Organization

    The decade of data Value-based initiatives. Meaningful Use. MACRA. Predictive Analytics. It’s 2017, and data is at the forefront of healthcare. How much data do you have? How good is it? What are you using it for? Every healthcare organization across the country is aware of the need to use information about their costs, outcomes, […]

  • From Data to Action

    Why do we implement Electronic Health Records (EHRs)? It’s not just to capture data. It’s to have the data so you can use it to make decisions to help your organization deliver better clinical care, meet compliance standards, increase margins, reduce inefficiency, and grow in a constantly changing environment. In each of the examples below, […]