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  • 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, […]

  • Afia Charitable Giving 2016

    Afia is proud to announce that we were able to donate $40,000 to the area organizations listed below in 2016 as part of our company’s social mission. Our staff chose these organizations because each of them is making a significant positive impact to the health and well-being of people in our community, and we wanted to support […]

  • Leading and Managing Complex Change

    Change is the new normal for leadership In today’s competitive healthcare environment, you are constantly dealing with change – both expected and unexpected. Some of these changes you can control (like quality improvement initiatives) and some you cannot (like regulations). Any organization that doesn’t change risks being left behind in this ever evolving market. The […]

  • Assessing Agency Needs and Capacity

    In this 57-minute seminar, you’ll learn how to assess agency needs and capacity once you’ve decided you need an EHR.

  • Importance and Value of Electronic Health Records (EHRs)

    In this 53-minute seminar, you’ll learn the great importance and value of EHRs and the real benefits they can provide.

  • The Great Promise of EHRs

    Electronic Health Records are a failure. They lower productivity. They decrease provider satisfaction. They don’t increase clinical quality. They haven’t lived up to their promises. These are statements that I’m hearing more and more frequently as EHRs are adopted in mass by healthcare organizations across the country. Working closely with these organizations for the past […]