Decision Support

Improve your ability to access data and identify opportunities for sustained margin improvement.



Our tool combines existing budget, cost accounting, contract management and clinical data to enhance daily operational budget decisions. You gain visibility into your daily financial, clinical and operational performance measures through an intuitive, accurate and adaptable tool.

Affinity is a pioneer in the development of software tools and decision-making processes for financial and operational decision-makers in the healthcare industry. Our unique decision support platform provides the frameworks needed to perform accurate patient-level costing but also offers the flexibility and control needed to address unique requirements when needed.

Hospitals, physician practices and health systems effectively streamline the process of developing patient level costs with efficient and repeatable methods. This ensures timely and accurate reporting of key performance analytics across patient populations. The information is intuitively displayed through an intelligent dashboard design featuring multiple interactive panels to help executive and department-level users relate financial outcomes to clinical and operational decisions for business process improvement, margin enhancement and enterprise-wide accountability.

We enhance the impact of our software solutions through effective training, best practice implementation and Affinity Advisory Solutions consulting services.

Our customer-focused development over the past year has translated into our most intuitive, powerful and productive user experience. Affinity Decision Support 8 offers a flexible foundational system to give your organization the actionable data and information needed to drive confident business decisions. The comprehensive source of clinical, utilization and financial data at the individual patient level provides the detailed health care information necessary for clinical, operational and financial
management to achieve sustainable performance improvement in healthcare.

Our Decision Support Analytics tool delivers actionable data that allows providers to measure their current performance against their established metrics – all provided via an easyto-use, customizable executive analytics dashboard.

The following sections contain an overview of our complete Decision Support offering.

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  • 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
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  • Identify episodes, understand profitability and define costs across the care continuum
  • Analyze various episode types, such as transplant cases, re-admissions, and CMS-defined BPCI1 and CJR2 bundles
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  • Integrate all aspects of the payer contract process, including negotiation, contract planning, expected payment calculation, compliance and monitoring
  • Analyze government and non-government payer contracts
  • Conduct robust pricing and reimbursement modelling
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  • 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
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  • Enable enterprise-wide 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


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