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SimiTree Afia Analytics 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.

  • SimiTree Acquires Afia, Grows Data Analytics Capabilities

    SimiTree, a tech-enabled specialty revenue cycle management (RCM) company with industry leading coding, professional services, and talent management resources for post-acute and behavioral health organizations, has strengthened its position in the U.S. behavioral health support market with the acquisition of a new company. SimiTree CEO and Managing Principal Bill Simione today announced the acquisition of […]

  • Afia is NCQA Certified on 13 HEDIS Measures

    Afia is the industry leader in behavioral health data analytics, and today we’re excited to announce that we have become NCQA Certified on 13 HEDIS measures.  Whether your goal is to excel in value based partnerships, monitor your population health initiatives, or accurately report your CCBHC measures, Afia is well positioned to support you.  With […]

  • Aurora Chooses Afia Analytics for its Speed to Insights

    Aurora Mental Health Center partners with Afia to take its data driven decision making to new heights Aurora Mental Health Center (Aurora, Colorado) has continued its long-standing partnership with Afia by taking on a project to implement the Afia Analytics business intelligence platform. With a joint goal of getting to valuable insights as quickly as possible, Afia and […]

  • Boundless Selects Afia to Support OhioRISE Care Coordination

    I Am Boundless, Inc. Teams with Afia, Inc. to Create a Robust Care Coordination Data Sharing Platform to Ensure Optimal and Timely Care Coordination for Ohio’s Multi-System Youth Ohio Department of Medicaid created OhioRISE (Resilience Through Integrated Systems and Excellence) because they believe “kids with the most complex multi-system needs require a very different type of care coordination.” […]

  • What is the weakest link in security? Your people

    Beginning in 2022, many business insurers have changed their policy requirements for Healthcare Providers to include Multi-Factor Authentication for all users and all applications with access to protected information. This is not just your EHR, but file storage, form repositories, email systems, HR systems, etc. Organizations that aren’t utilizing MFA are being charged significant premiums […]

  • Afia Webinar – Developing a Strategy for Your Applications

    In this webinar, Tim Carpenter (VP of Application Services) and Ron Slater (VP of IT) discuss some of the concepts for defining an application strategy that will better align to your organizational goals.  

  • Afia Webinar – Achieving Goals and Improving Outcomes through Strategic Data Use

    In this webinar presented at Spark 2021 , Melanie Elliott, Afia’s VP of Analytics Strategy, discusses how data can be used to achieve business goals and improve clinical outcomes.  She discusses both strategies and real world examples where data has been used to make a difference in provider organizations.  

  • Afia Webinar – Got Data?

    In this 12-minute webinar, Chris Akerley, a Managing Partner at Afia, talks about the future of health data, and how data can be combined to create greater insights in your own organizational performance.  

  • Afia Webinar – How to Clean Up your Dirty Laundry (Bad Data)

    In this 11-minute webinar, Chris Akerley, a Managing Partner at Afia, helps to explain how your organization’s dirty laundry (bad data) can be identified to ensure you’re making decisions based on accurate information.  

  • Red Rock Success Story – Decreasing Depression through a Clinical Care Pathway

    The challenge Since 1974, Red Rock Behavioral Health has been providing services to individuals across Oklahoma. Today it is one of the largest CMHC & Certified Community Behavioral Health Centers (CCBHC) in the state, serving approximately 16,000 individuals per year, in 19 counties (mostly rural), across 26 different locations. In 2019, Healthy Minds reported that […]