Last week, February 1oth, 2014 the SC Human Services Providers Association met in Myrtle Beach. The opener on 2/10 included a Therap User Group session for South Carolina Therap Users. Chelsea Newby, Training and Implementation Specialist with Therap was there to share her knowledge and answer questions. It was great to have staff participate from UCP of South Carolina, Colleton County DSN Board, Georgetown DSN Board, Verizon Wireless and others.
The Conference had an Opening Plenary Session with Dr. Beverly Buscemi, DDSN State Director who shared the state of the state!
The Conference ended a day early due to winter weather coming to South Carolina for the next couple of days. This turned out to be a very good decision South Carolina was in a State of Emergency for the following 3 days due to ice and very dangerous road conditions.
We left Myrtle Beach at Noon and by 2:30 the Highway 20 & 77 around Columbia were covered in snow and sleet. By the time we got to Fort mill, we had winter weather and quite a snow storm for the south over the following 24 hours.
Here is what we had coming down the next morning!
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Long Term and Post Acute Care EHR
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Idaho Non-Profit Agrees to Pay $50,000 for HIPAA Violation
01/03/2013 -In a first of its kind settlement, a non-profit medical facility in Idaho will pay the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) $50,000 for HIPAA violations surrounding potential exposure of patient information.
The settlement is the first involving a breach of electronic protected health information affecting fewer than 500 individuals.
“This action sends a strong message to the health care industry that, regardless of size, covered entities must take action and will be held accountable for safeguarding their patients’ health information.” said OCR Director Leon Rodriguez in an HHS press release published Wednesday.
In February 2010, Hospice of North Idaho (HONI) reported to HHS that an unencrypted laptop containing information on 441 patients was stolen from inside an employee’s car.
An OCR investigation found that HONI had no policies or procedures in regard to mobile device security as required by HIPAA. Additionally, HONI had never done any type of electronic protected health information risk analysis.
The laptop was never recovered.
When a breach impacts more than 500 individuals, companies are required tonotify all major media outlets in their state, as well as the government. A notice is included on the Department of Health and Human Services Web site in accordance with the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act.
For breaches that affect fewer than 500 people, organizations keep a log that is turned in to the Secretary of Health and Human Services annually.
In addition to the fine, the December 28th agreement includes a two-year corrective action plan that mandates that the facility immediately report any future breaches to HHS.
“The theft of the laptop was out of our hands, but the measures we have taken since then to ensure the security and privacy of our patients’ information have been numerous,” Brenda Wild, Hospice of North Idaho Board President said in a written statement.
Since the incident, the facility has increased security on any equipment that contains patient information, including encryption and increased password protection, and scheduled security training.
HONI’s staff of more than 100 people is North Idaho’s only inpatient hospice facility. The organization serves members of the community regardless of their ability to pay.
Check out this You Tube Video of our upcoming Release expected in July!
Check this out! Coming in the Summer Release! Staff will now be able to use an Android Mobile Devise to access the Mobile ISP Data App, Login, enter Time In & Time Out, enter ISP Data, score and comment using the built in voice to text functionality, GPS Location enabled, snap a picture and get a verification signature. See all this and more by clicking the link below!
For two days, December 4th & 5th, over 100 attendees and a Therap Team of 6 came together in West Palm Beach Florida to share a common Thread: THERAP!
The opening Plenary on Day 1 welcomed all that came from across Florida and even a couple of folks from Georgia!
Therap’s new Training and Support Specialist for Florida, Chelsea Newby was introduced as well as Brie Nihan, Billing Specialist who just started last week and is working with Mr. Jim Kelley, Therap Vice Chairman to support our Billing customers. Seasoned trainers, Stacey Kernisan and Leah Marshall, were also present to support and provide training sessions throughout the two day conference.
The feedback was as excellent as our weather and the hotel staff at the West Palm Beach Airport Holiday Inn did a stellar job in supporting our conference. Not to mention our appetites as the food was quite delicious!
We really enjoyed seeing our Therap Customers as well as new ones and those who came to learn more.
Thank you all who participated in making this an excellent experience for all of us!
I hope to see many of you in East Hanover, New Jersey at the Theraps National Conference January 29th-31st!
The conference will be a good place for prospective users to learn about individual support documentation and reporting, electronic health records (EHR) and training management. Event highlights will include:
- Hands-on training on different Therap modules including incident reports, health tracking andbilling (see below)
- Sessions focused on implementation and effective use
- User presentations, brainstorming and discussions
- User group meeting and discussions
Registration Fee: $85
Register by November 20, 2012 to receive the
Early Bird Discount, and pay $75 per attendee.
Click here to register for this event
Venue & Accommodations:
Holiday Inn West Palm Beach Airport Hotel and Conference Center
Note: Ask for the Therap Block Rate
of $79 (+Taxes) when reserving rooms.
(Reserve by 11/18/2012 5:00pm)
Software Suite for Developmental Disability Providers
Get a first-hand introduction to Therap’s software system for intellectual and developmental disability providers from our conferences. Learn how to track your progress/nursing notes, ISPs and goals, incidents, health information, billing, and more. Generating reports become easy from the data you store. Electronic documentation will reduce the time it takes to do paperwork and clear up more time to attend to the individuals’ needs. You can also network with agencies similar to yourself at these conferences and discuss processes and implementation.
Therap Services Home and Community Based Services Software Meets Online Privacy Protection Requirements
WATERBURY, Conn., Nov. 12, 2012
WATERBURY, Conn., Nov. 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ – Therap Services announced its compliance with theU.S.-EU Safe Harbor framework. Therap’s developmental disabilities software complies with HIPAAand Safe Harbor security and privacy requirements for individuals, families, providers and government agencies. The self-certification includes Therap Services on the list of participating organizations for theSafe Harbor Framework, which is developed by the U.S. Department of Commerce.
Therap’s Home and Community Based Services software has certified that it adheres to the Safe Harbor Privacy Principles of notice, choice, onward transfer, security, data integrity, access, and enforcement. The development of the Safe Harbor framework is a result of the European Commission’s Directive on Data Protection. This Directive prohibits the transfer of personal data to non-European Union countries that do not meet EU standards for privacy protection.
Therap Services Developmental Disability Software ensures privacy and security in the storage and transmission of information. Case management information entered by service providers and government agencies regarding incident reports, medication administration records, or individual service plansfor a person with intellectual disabilities receive reliable and secure access over the Internet. Therap’s patented software gives HCBS agencies the ability to specify caseloads and roles of authorization.
Richard Robbins, Therap C.E.O said, “European based agencies can use Therap’s system with the comfort that our security and data protection is in compliance with the Safe Harbor regulations.”
Therap’s HIPAA, ARRA and HITECH compliant Developmental Disabilities software applications are widely used in home and community-based services (HCBS) and other ID/DD provider settings for documentation, communication and reporting. The web based system by Therap provides person centered planning and assists with case management and eligibility assessments for support providers and state organizations working with developmental disabilities. Secure applications offered by Therap include individual support modules such as incident reports, medication administration records(MAR), behavior tracking, case management, individual service plans and goal tracking, health records, supported employment notes, nursing notes and progress notes among others. Therap also offers staff support for employee training management by certified trainers, individual budgetingand work scheduling as well as billing solutions including service authorizations, attendance andMedicaid claim tracking modules.
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ISP Data is the most diverse and powerful tool in Therap for designing behavioral and training programs and reporting.
Here Certified Trainer, Bonnie Scott has done a Webinar which is posted in Therap’s You Tube Library: http://www.youtube.com/profile?user=THERAPSERVICES
Video: ISP Data: Junk IN- Junk OUT
Recently Stephen Flanigan from Therap Customer Support stated the following when asked about which devices are best for mobile data entry into Therap:
Therap is designed to work on a number of web browsers that are java-compatible. We recommend Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox or Internet Explorer as they are the largest used and therefore most tested browsers. Safari and Apple’s various iOS work well, as does lesser-used browsers such as Opera and Sea Monkey. Both the Kindle Fire and Android Tablet will work, although I haven’t personally tested on the Kindle Fire’s Amazon Silk web browser system, several users have on the Android Tablets without trouble.