Affinity Decison Support

Make Confident Decisions
Which service lines should you expand?
Should you consider risk-based payment models?
Which operational changes or process improvements should you enact?
You need accurate and reliable patient-level analytics to find the answers.

Decision Support

Solution

Improvement through innovation

An effective decision support solution (DSS) combines workflow tools, business intelligence and services that help you identify performance gaps and pinpoint meaningful areas for clinical and operational improvement — while sustaining these improvements through ongoing measurement, monitoring and feedback. That’s what you’ll find with the Affinity Decision Support Solution.

Our solution integrates disparate applications, combining budget, cost accounting, contract management, population health and business intelligence functionality together to enhance daily operational decisions. It also includes the ability to bring in existing relative value units (RVU) and history during conversion while simplifying ongoing updates using online RVU worksheets and web-based modelling features.

The Affinity Decision Support Solution enables your organization to model a variety of scenarios so that you can evaluate multiple decision paths. Additionally, the Affinity Decision Support Solution can integrate with other Affinity data-driven solutions.

Our expertise

Affinity offers a level of expertise and innovation that’s only available from a company with more than 30 years of experience in the DSS market — backed by a track record of improving the financial health of more than 180 health systems, including more than 4,500 hospitals and 123,000 non-acute care providers. Our solution is compliant with government changes, including implementation of ICD-10 and updates to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) reimbursement and bundle definitions.

Accelerate decisions based on factual information versus “best guess”

Improve insight into physician utilization to reduce cost and clinical variation

Provide visibility into payer and profitability data, simplifying investment decision-making

Alleviate technology bottlenecks by easily combining data from various applications

Aggregate, customize and schedule data and analysis

Model and analyze costs across the continuum of care for bundled payments

Monitor financial performance and streamline budget processes with embedded workflow and dashboard functionality

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Functional Areas

Develop and maintain cost standards

Allocate actual cost, overhead, and direct, variable, and fixed costs to calculate encounters

Run customized “what if” scenarios across your entire organization

Identify episodes, understand profitability and define costs across the care continuum

Analyze various episode types, such as transplant cases, readmissions, and CMS-defined BPCI1 and CJR2 bundles

Integrate all aspects of the payer contract process, including negotiation, contract planning, expected payment calculation, compliance and monitoring

Analyze government and nongovernment payer contracts

Conduct robust pricing and reimbursement modeling

Set various budget types, including operating, flex, employee-level, and job code budgets

Monitor financial performance trends through embedded workflow and dashboard reporting functionalities

Model impact of current and future key decisions

Enable enterprisewide visibility into everyday financial, clinical and operational impact with advanced dashboards

Customize and schedule your desired data to easily spot trends, benchmark results and measure performance

Solution

Details

How long does the Affinity Decision Support Solution take to implement?

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Our target implementation time frame is three to six months.

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We follow a train-the-trainer approach during implementation.

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That depends on member need but can be as often as nightly.

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Yes. We’ll meet your budget constraints.

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