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  • Afia Adopts New, Forward-Looking Brand

    ANN ARBOR, MI – March 21, 2017 – Afia, experts in healthcare consulting, are unveiling a refreshed brand and website with an eye toward furthering their impact across the healthcare system. The new brand marks Afia’s growth over the past decade and their expanded capabilities to improve healthcare organization’s clinical delivery, financial operations, and technical […]

  • Introducing the New Afia Brand

    2017 is a big year for Afia. In November, Afia will be celebrating its 10 year Anniversary. We’ve accomplished a lot over the past decade. We’ve worked with well over 100 clients across 27 states. We’ve worked on hundreds of projects that have positively impacted both the organizations that hired us and the clients that […]

  • How to Ensure Your Integrated Healthcare Model is Successful

    Why has “Integrated Healthcare” existed as a buzzword in the United States? In many ways, it is because staff and the people they serve have yet to see the entire concept come to life. Implementations have failed. Expected outcomes are unclear. Business models are not fully thought through. Healthcare professionals are still in a learning […]

  • Finding the Right EHR

    As the healthcare industry becomes more reliant on information technology, organizations can expect to implement new IT systems at an increasingly rapid pace. The difficulty with the current environment is that the dollars available from the government through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 have created an overabundance of vendors looking for your […]

  • Demystifying the Cloud

    Some businesses are concerned about exactly how to choose the right cloud applications, how to get the best use from them, and if their data will be secure when it’s up there. The cloud certainly does raise a lot of questions: What is the cloud, anyway? What can the cloud do for my business? What […]

  • 5 Steps to Becoming a Data-Driven Organization

    The decade of data Value-based initiatives. Meaningful Use. MACRA. Predictive Analytics. It’s 2017, and data is at the forefront of healthcare. How much data do you have? How good is it? What are you using it for? Every healthcare organization across the country is aware of the need to use information about their costs, outcomes, […]

  • From Data to Action

    Why do we implement Electronic Health Records (EHRs)? It’s not just to capture data. It’s to have the data so you can use it to make decisions to help your organization deliver better clinical care, meet compliance standards, increase margins, reduce inefficiency, and grow in a constantly changing environment. In each of the examples below, […]

  • Case Study – A Revenue Cycle in Crisis

    We were contacted by a large Community Mental Health organization in Kentucky because they were having some substantial issues with their revenue cycle process. They had gone live with a new Electronic Health Record (EHR) system and had been experiencing a lot of difficulties getting bills out the door. By the time we talked to […]

  • Afia Charitable Giving 2016

    Afia is proud to announce that we were able to donate $40,000 to the area organizations listed below in 2016 as part of our company’s social mission. Our staff chose these organizations because each of them is making a significant positive impact to the health and well-being of people in our community, and we wanted to support […]

  • Do You Really Know Meaningful Use?

    You would suspect that physicians and staff are begging for help due to the complexities and detailed steps associated with Meaningful Use. But are they? Do people know enough about Meaningful Use to know that they need help? More often than not, the answer is no, and this is leading to money being taken right out of […]

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