I spent the first half of the week in Utah with Therap users in Salt Lake City and St. George with Danvill-ains, TURN-ites, and created all sorts of madness and mayhem. The meeting in Salt Lake City ran over three hours and I got to see User Groups in action as the providers shared their ideas, workarounds, and discussed the access they are granting their support coordinators. It really was a helpful and productive meeting. St. George was more intimate but, as with the first, was beneficial for all involved.
I’m still getting over a WICKED (take note, Maine-iacs) cold. Hopefully, being back home and getting caught up will finally knock it out…
Next week: Bend, Oregon.
There will be two Utah user groups held in April. They will be onsite in Salt Lake City and St. George, UT. There is no cost associated with these groups. All current users in Utah will receive an emailed invitation. If you are interested in more information, please contact me.
Salt Lake City User Group
April 23, 2013, at 10AM
This is in-person and will be held at the following location:
TURN Community Services
423 West 800 South, Bldg A (North Building)
Salt Lake City, UT
TURN’s number: 801-359-8876
St. George User Group
April 24, 2013, at 10AM
This is in-person and will be held at the following location:
Danville Services of Utah
145 North 400 West
St. George, UT
Danville’s number: (435) 634-1704
The Annual Utah Provider Conference is rapidly approaching. Have you registered yet? Its not too late, we still have spaces available! Check out the information below and then get registered. The EARLY BIRD discount ends TOMORROW!
The conference is a good place for Therap users to learn about individual support documentation and reporting, electronic health records (EHR) and training management from Therap. If you are an agency who has not yet decided on an Electronic Documentation system for your agency, we welcome you to attend and take the chance to talk to us and experience Therap first-hand. Contact us if you have questions.
Event highlights include:
- Hands-on training on different Therap modules including incident reports, health tracking and billing
- Sessions focused on implementation and effective use
- Interactive discussions
- Utah user group meeting and discussions
Registration Fee: $85
Note: Register by September 19, 2012 for
the Early Bird Discount and pay $75 only.
Click here to register for this event
Venue & Accommodation:
Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites
5001 W. Wiley Post Way,
Salt Lake City, Utah 84116
Make note of the upcoming ONSITE user groups! Note that all of them are being hosted by awesome agencies using Therap!
I will be emailing all users in the respective areas as well…so keep a look out…
HERE WE GO!
I’m back in Utah (after I dared to take a few days off!) with Rachel and the Rise-inians!
They are already moving into Health Tracking, the MAR, and ISPs (‘cos they are speedy little Therapheads!).
Today, we’re in Lindon much of the day…and later on, I’ll be catching up so if you’ve been looking for me, you’ll find me in your inbox later (so pay attention)…
When you are SUPER SMART, INNOVATIVE, GOOD LOOKING (remember that all Therap users are perceived as better looking by the general public; it is their aura of progressiveness that they wear like a nerdy shroud), and have SUPER HERO powers (really!), and then there is a group of likeminded and talented individuals within your general area, you have the glorious seeds for a USER GROUP, my friend.
This is what a user group is: A user group is when we invite all Therap users from a state or region to get together and discuss how they are doing with implementation, discuss any issues, as well as troubleshoot. This is often done online but we also like to do them in person when we can and when there are a good number of providers. We have found them to be good networking tools and they tend to help agencies who may be dragging in their implementation to move ahead, as they feel more supported by their local colleagues. (I wrote that so I know…)
The first of a bunch of user groups I have put together (and am putting together–it is a PROCESS you know!) is Alaska and it is tomorrow at 10AM AKDT. Sorry for the short notice but I’ve been a little busy over here!
There is also one for Washington and another for Oregon coming up on April 24. Watch for Arizona, Utah and Texas any minute…and then some California stuff, too. Some of them will be online and some onsite too…so watch for a glowing group of people descending on a local agency soon.
If you want information, get in touch with me: Allison DOT Dudo AT TherapServices DOT net. Got that? I can repeat it if you need….
Heading to Salem…yesterday was Eugene…Today, will catch up eventually. You guys have been blowing up my email and phone the past few days. If you are hunting for me, I’ll find you later today. Promise.
Hugs and Tlogs,
So, after a week with Rise, and driving
a million miles a few hundred miles, I ended back up in Lindon, UT, with Ron and Cheridy, and a group of very bright and funny staff.
They are going live March 1st (as is Rise)…making Utah firmly Therap territory. They also are building a new website and Therap is featured on the front of it: WHAT IS THERAP?…ah, so many things. Who can define such a thing???
Today, I’m back home in rainy Washington with a pug on my foot. And tomorrow, I’ll go see Homes for Community Living right here in Vancouver!
And that, my friends, is a good thing.
I drove the 300 miles from northern Utah down to St. George, where the thirty nine degrees and clouds sprang to sunny skies and sixty three degrees. A far cry from twenty below a few weeks ago!!
St. George is a great place and as you get closer, the mesas appear alongside the highway in colors unimaginable: rust, red, yellow and even purple…their history very clear in their striations. I couldn’t get a picture, though, as I was driving too fast. There is no lollygagging in Utah; the posted speed limit is 80 mph so you’d better just keep going! Sorry for the uninspired picture.
I’m waiting on Rachel and tomorrow, we do some more training for Rise Utah. And then after that, tomorrow night, I turn around and do the 4.5 hour drive again in the other direction! I’m seeing Alpine Center on Friday in Lindon! Phew!
So, after a week in Seattle, a five hour ride home (never, ever try to get out of Seattle on a Friday afternoon!), and then a whole day in Vancouver, I hit the road again and headed for Salt Lake City. Rise Services and Rise Family Services is beginning their implementation process for all of Utah (and Arizona). Rachel is the one leading the way (as Angie did in Oregon) and that is no small feat given the size of Rise and the fact that they are spread all over the state!
Yesterday, management training and a lengthy meeting with Rachel and then today, much of the same with more of their administrative staff here in Lindon, UT.
I really like Utah and I’m reminded of that during every visit. There is something very peaceful and settled in its mountains and deserts…