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Ann Arbor, MI – 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. […]
To plan for the impact of technology on healthcare, we must first understand the massive change it creates in our behavior and how we work. The significant changes in our world are often unconcerned with our priorities and budgets. The boundaries of healthcare often clash with change, and our strategic plans switch from a place of […]
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 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 […]
Some professionals in the healthcare industry who work closely with electronic health records (EHR) technology argue that the increase of government involvement in health information technology, among other factors, has resulted in increased product complexity and user frustration. While it’s true that several rapid changes affecting health IT have occurred over the last decade, it’s […]
Individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) face distinctive issues unlike those of the general population. These individuals are challenged with difficulties ranging from educational segregation and lack of special education funding to issues with healthcare access and occupational training. However, as technology continues to develop, and as new technologies emerge, we see an expansion […]
There is a condition affecting the way behavioral health organizations make decisions and drive change. It does not have a DSM code yet, but we’re calling it the “It Feels Like” syndrome. Onset usually occurs during leadership meetings when someone asks a question related to outcome improvement, cost containment, or strategic planning. “It feels like” […]
It took 18 months to implement an Electronic Health Record (EHR). Your staff is documenting demographics, medications, assessments, state-mandated outcome tools, service notes, etc. Your entire organization is connected now, from your front desk staff through your billing team, with data flowing across every business unit. You feel pretty good about the technology supporting your […]
As EHR’s are adopted as standard practice across the healthcare industry, a growing number of providers are experiencing dissatisfaction with the inefficiencies and limited functionality of their systems. There are many reasons why EHR satisfaction is low, but regardless of cause, it is incredibly frustrating for end users. Providers are focused on giving exceptional care […]
Establishing an Effective Model of EHR Governance and Support Building an effective EHR Governance and support model is critical to organizations preparing to implement a new electronic health record (EHR). However, having a strong governance and support structure is equally vital post-launch to ensure that ongoing optimization of the EHR supports the organization’s changing needs. […]