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Harbor Chooses the Afia Cloud as IT Infrastructure for the Future

Ann Arbor, MI – November 12, 2018, Afia, Inc. is pleased to announce the launch of its latest partnership with Harbor of Toledo, OH. Harbor seeks to improve their IT Infrastructure by migrating to Afia’s Managed IT Solution, the Afia Cloud.

Harbor is the leading mental health provider in Northwest Ohio with locations in Lucas, Wood, and Defiance Counties. Because of Harbor’s growth in geographic footprint and diversity of services, enhancing their IT infrastructure became a crucial initiative in 2018. Recent acquisitions created considerable administrative overhead for the Harbor IT team as they managed multiple servers and environments. In addition to the shift to a consolidated infrastructure, the migration to the Afia Cloud provided the opportunity to deploy a Remote Desktop Server environment which allows Harbor to create a better technology experience of all of its staff.

“Afia is a partner you can trust for your enterprise solution. Every clinical environment is unique and dynamic in today’s healthcare market. The Afia Cloud gives Harbor a market advantage to respond quickly to challenges and with a cost-effective, rapidly scalable platform.” John Sheehan, CEO/President of Harbor

Moving to a Managed IT solution will enable Harbor to reduce overhead for IT infrastructure and move to a proactive, agile approach to IT. By easing the server management burden on Harbor’s internal IT staff, Harbor is free to focus more on end-user support, process improvement, and internal initiatives. The Afia Cloud also provides business continuity through critical disaster recovery, server maintenance, monitoring, and ongoing server support.

“Afia is pleased to partner with Harbor on moving their IT infrastructure to the Afia Cloud. We value our relationship with Harbor and are excited to provide a managed IT infrastructure that can grow with Harbor’s changing needs and allow them to focus on delivering the best care to the people they serve. At our core, we are a company that works to provide the best possible solutions and services to healthcare organizations so they can achieve their mission, and we think the Afia Cloud allows our clients the flexibility and scale to do just that.” Jeremy Nelson, Co-Founder and Managing Partner of Afia

About Harbor

Harbor was founded over 100 years ago with counseling as its core business. Today, Harbor provides counseling services and so much more.

Harbor encompasses a wide range of services, including family medicine, vocational programs for those with barriers to employment, Developmental Pediatrics, school-based achievement programs, wellness education, and Employee Assistance Programs for businesses.

Harbor is the leading mental health provider in Northwest Ohio with locations in Lucas, Wood, and Defiance Counties. Day and evening appointments are available. Medicaid, Medicare, most insurances and private pay accepted.

For more information on Harbor visit: http://www.harbor.org

About Afia

Founded in 2007, Afia is a healthcare consulting firm that uses data-driven decision making and industry experience to optimize the clinical, financial and administrative functions of health and human services organization.

For more than a decade, across 28 states, Afia has worked with partners to simplify EHR implementations, drive clinical best practice, streamline revenue cycles, and create IT infrastructures that move the business of healthcare forward.

For more info on The Afia Cloud visit: www.afiahealth.com/afia-cloud

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