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  • How to Find Real Insights in Your Data

    It took 18 months to implement an Electronic Health Record (EHR). Your staff is documenting demographics, medications, assessments, state-mandated outcome tools, service notes, etc. Your entire organization is connected now, from your front desk staff through your billing team, with data flowing across every business unit. You feel pretty good about the technology supporting your […]

  • How To Love Your EHR

    As EHR’s are adopted as standard practice across the healthcare industry, a growing number of providers are experiencing dissatisfaction with the inefficiencies and limited functionality of their systems. There are many reasons why EHR satisfaction is low, but regardless of cause, it is incredibly frustrating for end users. Providers are focused on giving exceptional care […]

  • Create an EHR Governance and Support Model for Lasting Success

    Establishing an Effective Model of EHR Governance and Support Building an effective EHR Governance and support 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. […]

  • 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 most significant 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 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 […]

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