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  • 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 Avoid Common EHR Implementation Mistakes

    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, many of these common mistakes can be easily avoided. Lack of Adequate Training Proper training is crucial to a successful implementation. Your project […]

  • How to Create an EHR Implementation Plan

    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 just disappear once implementation starts, most organizations struggle with the bandwidth or skill set to deliver a project of this size. Like most large undertakings, developing your EHR […]

  • How to Select an EHR

    The Path to Selecting the Right EHR 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 to […]

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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 and uses data is more important than ever these days. Data has been shown to help predict epidemics, cure disease, improve quality of life, and avoid preventable deaths.  With this new reality, healthcare organizations have been quickly moving to adopt and implement data […]

  • 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 for 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 most significant contributors to that growth. As companies have become more dependent on technology for their clinical, administrative, and financial […]

  • Positioning Your Company for the Future of Healthcare – Part 3

    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. Today we focus on using data to improve meaningful patient outcomes […]

  • Why Proactive Patient Health Management is Critical

    Welcome back to our series, Positioning Your Company for 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. Step 2 – Proactive Patient Health Management As your team’s foundation solidifies, it’s […]

  • Positioning Your Company for the Future of Healthcare – Part 1

    Welcome back to our series, Positioning Your Company for the Future of Healthcare. If you missed the introduction, start here for a better understanding of the current healthcare landscape. In Part 1 of this series, we will discuss what you need to do to create a solid foundation for your organization to build from.   […]

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