Therap Regional Conference in Albuquerque, New Mexico

State map of North Dakota

We have just finnished a great two days of conferencing in Albuquerque.  It looks like we had about 200 people there!

It was a great crowd, all eager to learn and from all aspects of services in New Mexico from providers to case managers to state administrators, surveyors, and investigators.

I have to admit to being a little nervous when I saw quite how many people signed up, but I am very fortunate to work with some great folks.  Maureen, Brent, and Leah ran great sessions and special thanks need to go to Brianne, who though she is no longer we the state I think still knows […]

By |May 31st, 2012|Categories: New Mexico|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Therap Regional Conference in Albuquerque, New Mexico

We’ve no won the big cup since this time last week


I will return to more Therap blogging shortly, but I’m still basking in the warmth of last week’s cup final win.

Here’s a few ways you can share the joy:

Join in singing the Hearts’ Song

Watch the goals from last weekend to the Hibs’ fans favourite tune (Sunshine on Leith by the Proclaimers)

Read the speech that will never be given

or, as Mum did when she called last week after watching the victory parade, join in a chorus of:


The Hearts are […]

By |May 26th, 2012|Categories: Heart of Midlothian|Comments Off on We’ve no won the big cup since this time last week

Are you signed up for a Therap Conference yet

Regional Conferences in June 2012 for providers of support to persons with intellectual/developmental disabilities

We are now well and truly into our Spring conference season.  Last week was Dover, Deleware; this week was Kansas City, Missouri; and next week I’ll be joining folks in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

By the way, we have had so many people sign up for our New Mexico conference that we will be adding three more tracks. Look for an updated schedule soon.

 Graphic Showing Conference Dates on USA Map

As you can see we have a slate […]

By |May 24th, 2012|Categories: Therap Conferences|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Are you signed up for a Therap Conference yet

The Hearts are Having a Party

What a day!

In fact what a weekend!

On Friday night Calum and I headed up to Clifton Park, New York to see one of our favourite bands, Rancid (we’re going again tonight in Boston).  Great show, lots of bouncing, dancing, and singing – a good warm up for things to come.

By 10 o’clock on Saturday morning (3pm British Summer Time) we had made it to Legends Sports Bar on West 33rd Street in New York City which was showing the game.  The Bar seemed to be split between Hearts fans watching the Cup Final and West Ham fans watching their game with Blackpool to secure promotion to the English Premier League (I’m not sure that I saw any Hibs or Blackpool […]

By |May 20th, 2012|Categories: Heart of Midlothian|Tags: |Comments Off on The Hearts are Having a Party

The most important football match in the last three centuries

On Saturday, the famous Heart of Midlothian Football Club will take on the lowly Hibernian in the Scottish Cup.

This is the first time the teams have met in the cup final since 1896!  As you can imagine, it’s rather a big deal!

In many ways, I think Hearts have more to lose.  Ove the past few years we have definitely been the better team, including of course winning 4-0 in the Sir Paul Hartley semi-final.

Video on Hearts 4-0 Hibs – Scottish Cup Semi Final 2006

Or in a previous cup match in a an earlier round which ended with Wayne Foster’s amazing goal (possibly the only piece of footballing skill he ever showed, but it was more than enough). The iconic “Foster […]

By |May 16th, 2012|Categories: Heart of Midlothian|Tags: , |Comments Off on The most important football match in the last three centuries

Welcome to Therap: Peter O'Meara, Director of Government Relations

Photograph of Peter H. O'Meara, Director of Government Relations

These are very exciting times here at Therap.  Having just welcomed Michelle Saunders as someone with a huge amount of experience on the provider side of things, I am now delighted to welcome Peter O’Meara who will be working with us on the state side of things.

Our interactions with states have become more and more important over the years, not only as we make sales directly to states, but also as we work on billing interfaces, electronic signatures, and having our forms and processes approved all around the country.  What Jason did in Georgia recently is a great example of this.

Over the coming weeks, Peter will be […]

By |May 15th, 2012|Categories: Therap for States|Tags: , |Comments Off on Welcome to Therap: Peter O'Meara, Director of Government Relations

Welcome Michelle

This is a little late, but still news that I am very excited about:

Michelle Saunders has joined Therap as the latest member of our mid-west team.

After doing a great job implementing Therap in Missouri, Michelle and her family are moving to the Chicago area where she will be spearheading our sales and support.  Many of you will have met Michelle at one or more of our conferences and will know that the brings with her just the sense of energy, humour, intelligence, and caring that we like around here.

If your at the upcoming Kansas City Conferece, be sure to welcome Michelle aboard. 


Michelle Saunders

Michelle received her Bachelor’s degree from Juniata College in Pennsylvania majoring in […]

By |May 13th, 2012|Categories: Illinois, Implementation|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Welcome Michelle

A musical interlude

Last night was Calum’s final spring band concert at Wolcott High (there’s way too much getting old involved in all of this)

It was a tremendous concert, a couple of the highlights for me were the band performing a piece called Solaris that Calum wrote:

Video on Solaris

and almost everything the Jazz Band played, but I think this was my favourite:

Video on Georgia On My Mind


:: Justin ::

By |May 12th, 2012|Categories: Calum|Tags: , , |Comments Off on A musical interlude

Friday afternoon webinars

What a busy Friday today was, lots of great planning meetings in the office and then an afternoon full of webinars, including these two:

Present and future CCHIT features for Certified Trainers

Video on CCHIT Review for Certified Trainers


The Oregon ISP for the Oregon User Group

Video on OTAC and Therap Review


Thanks to Allison for setting these up and recording them


:: Justin ::

By |May 11th, 2012|Categories: Webinars|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Friday afternoon webinars

A reminder about case insensitive login names and Super Admin Accounts

Over the past few days we have been sending out SComm message to Provider Administrators about the impact of our upcoming change from case-sensitive to case in-sensitive login names (passwords and Provider Codes will remain case sensitive).  Please be sure to read these messages.

This is being done as part of our move towards CCHIT compliance.

It’s a good reminder that you no longer need to have separate Admin and User accounts.  My usual recommendation is to just keep your User account, make it a Super Admin and deactive the “-adm” one.  This way you are much less likely to miss important SComm messages.  The only exception is if you need this account to show up in TMS where currently Super Admin […]

By |May 9th, 2012|Categories: CCHIT|Tags: |4 Comments