As healthcare continues to shift to more data-driven decision making, having clear visibility into key volume, cost and profitability measures across the continuum of care will become increasingly important for both long-range and tactical planning activities. Decisions related to strategic items such as which service lines to grow and expand, whether or not an organization should consider risk-based payment models, or where opportunities for operational changes or process improvement could drive hard-dollar savings, all require accurate and reliable patient-level cost and profitability analysis.
A truly effective DSS meets these needs by combining workflow tools, business intelligence and, services that tangibly help you to identify performance gaps and pinpoint meaningful areas for clinical and operational improvement, while extending these improvements through ongoing measurement, monitoring, and feedback. The financial savings realized by turning data into actionable information will give you the means to reinvest in your organization – thereby saving time and improving efficiencies that will ultimately help to improve patient care.
Affinity Decision Support clients include clinical enterprises, children’s hospitals, for-profit and not-for-profit, tertiary care centers, rehabilitation centers, teaching organizations and health maintenance organizations. The sizes of these health care organizations range from a single hospital with 59 acute care beds, to a multi-entity clinical enterprise comprised of more than 180 hospitals. They range in complexity as well, from community hospitals to teaching facilities in university settings. It is this breadth of size and depth within our client base that truly sets Affinity apart as being a solution that can be tailored to best meet the profile of an organization like yours.
Many organizations have a stated desire to deploy a DSS system into their enterprise that provides their leaders with predictable, accurate and exact cost data and information when and how they want it. Additionally, organizations are looking for a solution that can capture and address not just hospital information, but also physician practice cost data. Finally, executives are looking for a partner system to help advance its current and future initiatives, including but not limited to managing population health, analyzing bundled payment methods, and pinpointing the source of cost variances
Affinity stands ready to provide organizations with the technology, DSS expertise, analytics and commitment to enabling executives to prepare for the future.