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  • 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 […]

  • 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, […]

  • 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 […]

  • Strategies for Implementing Change in Healthcare

    Change is the new normal for leadership In today’s competitive environment, behavioral healthcare providers are continually dealing with change – both expected and unexpected. Some of these changes you can control (like quality improvement initiatives) and some you cannot (like regulations). Organizations that don’t evolve risk being left behind. The good news is that the […]

  • Disadvantages of Electronic Health Records are Driven by Poor Expectations

    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 hear more and more frequently as healthcare organizations across the country adopt EHRs. Working closely with these organizations for the past decade I’ve seen firsthand […]

  • FORE the Kids of Judson Center Golf Outing

    Afia brought a couple teams of scratch golfers to support a great event put on by Judson Center yesterday.

  • Afia, Inc. Honored as One of the 2016 “Michigan 50 Companies to Watch”

    Ann Arbor, Michigan – Afia Inc., has been recognized as one of the 2016 “Michigan 50 Companies to Watch,” an awards program presented by Michigan Celebrates Small Business. Afia Inc. will be honored at an awards ceremony during the twelfth annual Michigan Celebrates Small Business gala event, May 5, 2016 in Lansing, Mich. About Afia […]

  • Afia Makes Impact to End Homelessness in Washtenaw County

    AFIA, INC. MAKES $50,000 CONTRIBUTION TO HELP END HOMELESSNESS IN WASHTENAW COUNTY Ann Arbor, Michigan (December 31st, 2015) – Afia Inc., a healthcare consultancy firm, announced today that it is giving back to the community with a donation of $50,000 to 5 organizations in Washtenaw County, MI. “We are truly excited to be able to […]

  • Select the Right EHR for Your Organization

    At Afia, we understand that selecting the right electronic health system (EHR) for your organization can be a long and demanding process. An EHR vendor selection is not only a huge time commitment, but it can also require a culture shift within your organization. Through our six step process to selecting the right EHR, we […]

  • Eleven Steps to a Solid IT Infrastructure Analysis

    Undergoing an evaluation of your technology environment can be extremely valuable for organizations that are seeking to improve their clinical, financial, and administrative functions. An IT analysis can look at the effectiveness of the applications and systems that are supporting staff, but can also help leadership better understand what their IT department does and areas […]

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