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Afia believes the role of a consultant is well more than planning and implementation. It is to look forward and prepare you for what’s next.

  • Afia Webinar – To Optimize or Buy New: The Future of Your EHR

    As behavioral health organizations define their strategic roadmap for future applications, a painful discussion frequently takes place . . . what about our electronic health record?  We have spent so much time on EHRs over the past decade, but in many cases they are still creating minimal value for organizations.  In some, they a significant […]

  • Afia Webinar – Data Collection and Workflow Strategies for CCBHC Success

    Kathy Dettling, Afia’s Vice President of Clinical Strategy, presents ideas for how to be successfully manage the workflows and data collection as a CCBHC.     Click here to learn more about Afia’s Clinical Strategy support.

  • NatCon21 Presentation – Reducing Depression with a Flexible Clinical Pathway

    You can achieve high quality outcomes within a financially viable business model by leveraging electronic health record (EHR) and business intelligence technology, along with well-defined clinical pathways.  The below PowerPoint presentation from NatCon21 will help you better understand how to: Identify consumers in need of treatment and enroll them in a pathway Define a “prescribed” […]

  • Afia Webinar – How to Make Data Meaningful

    Behavioral health organizations are asked to collect so much data as part of their day-to-day functions.  A question that we commonly hear from executives and end users alike is “what is the purpose of collecting all of this data if we’re not using it?” To help better understand how to leverage the data that you […]

  • Afia Webinar – A Better Future for your IT Infrastructure

    Have you been looking for ways to: Remove the need to maintain and update hardware? Shift your IT department’s role from firefighting to supporting end users? Create a lower and more predictable cost and lower Total Cost of Ownership? If you answered yes to any of the above, please click on the video below to […]

  • Afia Webinar – Demystifying the Cloud for Behavioral Health

    The Cloud can have many meanings, but it can also be a powerful tool to help create scalability, flexibility, and transparent costs for healthcare organizations.  In our webinar below we explain the basics on the cloud, and illustrate ways the healthcare cloud is well positioned to support behavioral healthcare organizations to better achieve their mission.

  • Afia Webinar – Analytics in The Real World

    Afia has been working on making Analytics more actionable and available for behavioral healthcare agencies for years. With enormous amounts of data, it’s time that organizations begin to leverage their data to increase their clinical, financial, and operational performance.  In this webinar, Afia Managing Partners Matt Hoffman and Chris Akerley discuss some actionable ways you can […]

  • Supporting People in Accessing Healthcare at the Right Place and Time

    It is estimated that 71% of all mental health emergency room admissions can be easily treated within a primary care setting. Most case managers have a statement in their consumer’s treatment plan stating: “In case of medical problems, go to your nearest emergency room or dial 911.” But in today’s world there are small shifts away […]

  • Clinical Interventions that Support Integrated Healthcare

    Many integrated systems of care utilize outpatient therapy as a tool for improving behavioral health symptoms, but the same interventions can be very effective in improving physical health. This one hour webinar will provide outpatient therapists with evidenced based clinical interventions that support people’s recovery and wellness journey. Utilizing concepts found in DiClemente and Prochaska’ […]

  • Integrated Healthcare 101 – Speaking the Language

    We’ve been traveling around the country for the past several years working with agencies to provide information on how to make Integrated Healthcare more than just a buzzword. Our Director of Clinical Services, Kathy Polasky-Dettling has noticed that cultural challenges, inconsistent terminology, and misunderstood concepts create challenges that can seem impossible to overcome. We decided […]