Afia has two upcoming presentations that we are doing over the next week on how information technology can be used to improve both clinical and administrative aspects of your organization.
The first presentation will be at the Impact System of Care Conference on Friday, October 30th and will talk about how you can use outcome data to both track and encourage a youth’s progress toward improved functioning across life’s domains. Go to this link for more information: Impact System of Care Conference.
Then, on Tuesday, November 3rd Afia will be conducting a webinar with the National Council on how to move forward with critical HIT initiatives to improve productivity and service quality even as you grapple with tough budget constraints. To sign up for the webinar go to: Health IT: Doing More With Less.
The National Council for Community Behavioral Health (www.thenationalcouncil.org) has signed a contract with Afia to provide technical support in developing an IT Strategy for the Integrated Health division of the National Council (http://www.thenationalcouncil.org/cs/new_at_the_resource_center), and to provide technical support for the Phase IV Primary Care-Mental Health Collaborative Care Project. Afia will be supporting Phase IV members with how to use technology to track data an integrate information between Primary Care and Behavioral Health. Afia will use its expertise in workflow analysis and EHR vendor selection to support what tools and techniques will work best.
The age of personal health management is upon us. This is only the start of a new revolution is health monitoring and health delivery where the patient becomes a central partner in treatment and delivery of care.
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