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  • How to Establish an Effective IT Strategy

    A strong and solid IT strategy is crucial for any business to be successful. Despite organizations having employees with skill sets and backgrounds necessary for success, without an IT strategy IT projects are most likely struggling to align with the strategic business goals of the organization. An IT strategy aides organizations in identifying tasks that […]

  • MHCA 2015 Summer Conference in San Diego

    Earlier this month, the Afia team made the trip out to San Diego for the 2015 MHCA Summer Conference. Afia staff presented during two sessions, one of them highlighted below. IT Session: How to Use Social Media for Large Scale Events & Fundraising – Becoming a Brand Ambassador Presenters: Gary Larcenaire, CEO, Valley Behavioral Health, and […]

  • 3 Things to Keep in Mind During a Human Resources Information System Rollout

    A well-functioning human resources information system (HRIS) is a crucial component for a company to have a stable and efficient infrastructure. A HRIS aides companies in making informed decisions regarding recruitment, finances, staff development, and other forms of integral support necessary for a company to be as efficient and productive as possible. As companies develop […]

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    Understanding the Healthcare Practice Revenue Cycle

    The Impact of Healthcare Regulations With recent government regulations affecting the healthcare industry, healthcare practices have been impacted in numerous ways. Certain third-party health insurance payers  have negotiated fee-for-service contracts with providers, which has resulted in lower reimbursement. HIPAA, the Healthcare Insurance Portability and Accountability Act has also had an impact, by tightening the requirements […]

  • A Successful Approach to EHR Data Conversion

    As the field of healthcare IT continues to grow, there is an increasing demand for healthcare organizations to implement electronic health records (EHR). In order to ensure a successful transition into a new EHR, organizations must include the process of data conversion into their implementation plan. EHR data conversion, sometimes referred to as data migration, […]

  • The Importance of Moving Your Servers to a Data Center

    While it might seem like a great idea to host your servers in-house, there are many reasons why it makes better sense to store them securely at a colocation data center. It also might seem like it’s more cost effective to host in-house, but when you weigh all of the extras a colocation offers, you […]

  • Why EHR Training & Education is Critical

    Implementing and adopting an electronic health record (EHR) system is a massive undertaking. Most healthcare organizations experience with a new EHR or even switching from one EHR to another. In most cases, EHR implementation planning accounts for significant time, resources, and upfront capital in the technology, testing, and design, but training is commonly an afterthought. Although the […]

  • Enterprise Mobility Management

    Enterprise mobility management is an integral part of secure and compliant handling of protected health information and company data. Having coherent and efficient policies requires data management tools that can be adapted to changing work environments and devices. Balancing security and compliance with the efficiency of resources and convenience for employees is a difficult but […]

  • Having a Healthcare IT Executive Matters

    Here at Afia, we frequently conduct IT assessments for potential new and existing healthcare clients. The majority of these evaluations are commissioned by the business leaders and almost never by IT directly. It’s common for these organizations to feel held hostage by IT, or have a “black box” perception of the IT department, and ask […]

  • Access to Health Care Does Not Necessarily Equate to Good Health

    When President Obama signed the Affordable Care Act in 2010, there was the hope for health care equality for all. Along with this reform, the goal of better access to health care that was of higher quality and that was affordable for individuals, families, businesses and taxpayers was central. The most recent statistics show that […]

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