Knowledge is Power

Make micro and macro calls confidently with the Affinity Decision Support solution designed by healthcare professionals for large (but agile) health systems.

Decision Support

Convert oceans of data to incisive business intelligence

Inoculate your enterprise against the low-value care epidemic with Decision Support data capture and workflows crafted, customized and supported by seasoned healthcare industry professionals:

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Winnow services (eg: tests and labs) that offer few or no patient benefits

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Treat patients in the least expensive department warranted

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Mitigate safety failures

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Optimize operational efficiency

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Understand and repurpose the many micro-expenses you can actually control

How

Episodes of Care

Something special happens to the cost of care when all stakeholders in the care chain are linked to an episode from trigger event through to resolution.

It lowers.

Mistakes, preventable complications and care fragmentation cost the US $130 billion/ year. The first two are addressed by Affinity’s integrated information model that generally keeps healthcare departments in sync. But Affinity Decision Support’s approach to Episodes of Care tackles the scourge of Care Fragmentation head on.

Episode of Care links teams from financial and decision support, IT, payer negotiations, clinical and service lines (both inpatient and outpatient) and physician alignment so the Decision Support system can model and analyze episodes (both government and commercially defined) and deliver a clear profitability picture.

Experts in the design and build of pre-acute, acute and post-acute cost models, we’ve evolved the system to:

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Give financial teams the ability to define and identify episodic relationships, monitor and model episode-based costs in existing episodic relationships

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Identify and track patients across the care continuum

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Distinguish between related and unrelated medical events

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Leverage pre-built governmental-bundle definitions (21 total – BPCI and CJR bundles included)

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Model user-defined episodic relationships such as transplant cases and series patient types

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Analyze profitability, cost, resource consumption and daily utilization by phase for the continuum of care

COSTING

Utilization-Based

The vaccine for low-value care is understanding cost by utilization

Our industry squanders USD $210 billion per year on “Overuse and excessive discretionary use”, according to Institute of Medicine, Best care at lower cost: The path to continuously learning health care in America, a study by the National Academy of the Sciences, 2013.

We can plug this and the rest of the egregious leaks the study sites by tracking our expenses assiduously.

Allocating expenses based on the supplies, services, resources and drugs consumed by individual patients isn’t humanly possible. So we built an AI to track actual costs.

A smart meter for health care that gives you granular insight into your department, tool, and team member usage, Utilization-based Costing brings you the promise of a smart hospital, customized and supported by wise teachers.

REPORTS

Analytics

Good news: The same decisions that lead to healthy patients net out at healthy bottom lines.

Successful healthcare businesses have a sense of where they might find efficiencies and opportunities.

Back up your gut feelings about how your expenses actually add up with reports that aggregate and synthesize micro usage from across your healthcare business.

Get back to serving patients, not sweating financial viability.

Revenue

Modeling

See the future. All of them. Set your team up to plan and negotiate confidently with:

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Hospital and Physician Contract Modeling

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Flexibility to model user-defined pricing algorithms for complex terms

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Standard industry normative pricing algorithms, including risk limiters, and multiple price list modeling

React intelligently with:

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Automation for “on demand” reporting and analysis throughout negotiations

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Unlimited “what-if” scenario capabilities to identify the impacts of changes to terms.

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Unlimited “what-if” scenario capabilities to identify the impacts of changes to terms.

Recovery gracefully with:

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Contractual compliance monitoring and reimbursement recovery

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Underpayment identification and recouping capabilities

TESTIMONIALS

What People Are Saying

Affinity Decision Support’s drill-down is definitely our favorite feature. It allows for financial management decentralization and cuts down on telephone calls to AP and payroll offices

Katja Waldman

Director of Finance,

Executive and senior level managers consistently find the drill-down functionality in Affinity Decision Support useful and valuable, in some cases, on a daily basis. Affinity Decision Support’s reporting capabilities are the best available on the market.

Masood Peracha

Consultant

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Office

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2300 Corporate Park Drive
Suite 400
Herndon
VA 20171

Info

info@harrisaffinity.com

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(571) 267-3928