Knowledge is Power

The ability to quickly access oceans of data and use it to your organization’s advantage is essential to accurately plan, identify variations, make adjustments and keep your healthcare organization on course.

Decision Support

Convert oceans of data to incisive business intelligence

No other healthcare ERP solution offers the comprehensive planning and reporting power that can only be achieved by employing Cost Accounting, Budgeting and EIS Reporting in a fully integrated suite. Harris Affinity® ERP Decision Support gives you the power to identify the precise factors that drive your business, know the true cost of each service, use that information to plan your strategic path and keep your management team fully informed with real time information.

Whether running in our fully integrated environment or incorporating information from third-party systems, your team will experience a truly paperless and transparent information system that brings financial and statistical data together in a single Excel workbook with real time dashboards and drill down into every number. This holistic view of your organization will engage managers at all levels with a comprehensive and transparent understanding of their department’s financial health that drives the accountability you need to build realistic plans and minimize surprises.

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

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

Treat patients in the least expensive department warranted

Mitigate safety failures

Optimize operational efficiency

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:

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

Identify and track patients across the care continuum

Distinguish between related and unrelated medical events

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

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

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:

Hospital and Physician Contract Modeling

Flexibility to model user-defined pricing algorithms for complex terms

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

React intelligently with:

Automation for “on demand” reporting and analysis throughout negotiations

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

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

Recovery gracefully with:

Contractual compliance monitoring and reimbursement recovery

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

EXPERIENCE

Meet Our Experts

Leslie Crabtree

Team Lead and Interface Expert

Harris Affinity - ERP Decision Support

Leslie Crabtree has 40 years of experience working with healthcare software, most of that with the Affinity product.  She has been working with HL7 interfaces practically since HL7 was first developed, and has implemented interfaces to more systems than she can count! 

In addition to HL7 interfaces, she can also manage conversions projects, write queries and program customizations.  So any time you need to get data from one system to another, Leslie can take care of it.