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Afia, a SimiTree company, 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” […]

  • Mind Springs Success Story – An EHR Unfinished

    The challenge In early 2020, after a long and exhausting implementation of its new EHR, Mind Springs Health recognized that there was some critical functionality that wasn’t firing on all cylinders.  This was leading to some early staff dissatisfaction; something that CEO, Sharon Raggio, wanted to get out in front of.  Mind Springs Health covers […]

  • CCDC Success Story – A Hardware Failure for the Holidays

    The challenge It’s been said that you can “tell a lot about people by the way they handle three things:  a rainy day, lost luggage, and tangled Christmas tree lights (Maya Angelo).”  It was the week of Christmas, and Community Connections DC (CCDC) had a set of “tangled Christmas tree lights”:  they experienced a hardware […]

  • New Vista Success Story – Retooling a Revenue Cycle in Need

    The challenge The mantra of Revenue Cycle Management is as follows: “Bill and Collect the Correct Amount for all Services Provided in a Timely Fashion.”   This seems reasonable, yes? But what happens when it’s not the case?  You believe that the new Electronic Health Record you’ve just implemented should provide this comfort.  But what happens […]

  • 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 […]

  • Boundless Success Story – Leveraging Analytics to Solve Problems During the Pandemic

    The challenge In March of 2020, the severity and potential risks to the Boundless staff, the people they serve, and the organization’s sustainability related to COVID-19 became clearer and clearer. Boundless, like many organizations, quickly started to collect data about COVID-19 within the organization and manually built reporting spreadsheets to count staff and clients with […]

  • Leveraging Consultants to Deliver Your Optimal EHR

    As we all know by now, electronic health records are a critical clinical, billing, and administrative tool for every behavioral health organization.  And with these systems, there comes the need to continually analyze the effectiveness of the technology and workflows, ensuring that your end users can work effectively.  When the time comes to take on […]

  • 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 […]