New Classes Available in Therap Training Academy

We have added another two classes to the Therap Training Academy:

Time Tracking
Behavior Plans

You can go and try these out for yourself or assign them to your staff to take by heading over to: http://www.therapservices.net/support/training-academy/

As always, let us know what you think.

:: Justin ::

By |April 8th, 2015|Categories: Uncategorized|1 Comment

Updates from South Carolina

I should start by saying that I was really hoping that the South Carolina women’s basketball team would get to tonight’s final.  That would have been a fun game against Connecticut.  Having said that, I was routing for Wisconsin last night and didn’t do too well.  My reason’s for supporting Wisconsin are threefold (at least!):

We just went live with our implementation at their developmental centers.
The “W” they used is also used by my hometown Wolcott High School. So my Jazz Band tie is covered in Wisconsin Ws!
They are badgers!  Growing up, on family camping holidays we had a badger flag flying above our tent (I suspect it was a Swallows and Amazons thing!) as their as various derivations on Brockie […]

By |April 7th, 2015|Categories: South Carolina|Tags: , |1 Comment

Heart of Midlothian :: We’ve won the league flag

There has been considerable debate this week as to whether we wanted Hearts to with the Scottish Championship today by virtue of cross-town rivals Hibs not winning or wait until we play Queen of the South at Tynecastle and win it in front of our own fans.  General consensus was that Hibs would win relatively easily today against Rangers and we could have our party next week.  This of course fails to take into account Hibs never ending ability to buckle when the pressure is on, especially if Hearts are involved!

And so, a year on from being on the very edge of extinction,  Heart of Midlothian have won promotion back to the top tier of Scottish football and the future […]

By |March 22nd, 2015|Categories: Heart of Midlothian, Personal, Scotland, Soccer|Tags: , |1 Comment

The joys of working in the cloud

I’m sitting here waiting for my car’s brakes to be worked on (and dreading the bill). Obviously I get get out my phone and my laptop and keep on working.  I’ve already done a bunch of emails, talked to a few customers, and if I am stuck here much longer I’ll be doing an interview too!

The funny thing is how completely normal this feels to me, it also brings back memories of when it really wasn’t as commonplace: in 2006 I wrote this post.  At that time the mobile internet was really quite new, especially to do more than just see text.

It is quite remarkable how quickly things change and how we now take for granted things that less than […]

By |March 20th, 2015|Categories: Personal|Tags: |2 Comments

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We hope you are able to join us in these learning opportunities designed to assist I/DD Providers
in implementing the Therap system for efficient, secure electronic documentation of services.

Certified Trainer and Learning Lunch Webinars

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Regional Conference
List

GER – Management Summary Reports and Tracking Trends across programs – 03/20/15
Peer User Presentation: New York specific MSC Documentation: NY ISP, MSC Notes and IDF Extension – 03/27/15
Introduction to Med Administration Records – 04/03/15
Introduction to Tracking Service Utilization with your Data – 04/17/15
Introduction to Supported Employment in Therap – 05/01/15
Introduction to Personal Finance – 05/15/15
Behavior Tracking Basics – 07/06/15

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Open Form Billing Discussion with Heather – 03/23/15
Attendance inputting for new attendance users – […]

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Have you answered the Individual Based Caseload Survey?

This morning I sent out the following email, if you haven’t yet responded, please do!

In our next major release, planned for mid-May 2015 we will be making a major update to the way that caseloads are handled within Therap.

As of this next release, all caseloads will be individual based. This means that if you have access to an individual, you will be able to see their data (assuming that you have the appropriate role) from anywhere within your agency, regardless of the program that it was recorded in.

This will have many benefits, and you can find out much more by watching the video that you will find here: http://www.therapservices.net/individual-based-caseloads/

There is one specific scenario that we would like to find out […]

By |March 19th, 2015|Categories: Uncategorized|Comments Off on Have you answered the Individual Based Caseload Survey?

Coming Soon :: Therap 2015.0 :: Event Summaries

In our next major release (currently scheduled for mid-May) will will bringing you some update to the Event Summary reporting tool.

There will now be two roles associated with Event Summaries, the roles role is an agency wide one.  This will allow users to run reports across all individuals regardless of their caseload.  Access to this version of the Event Summary is on the Agency Reports tab.

Users with the existing caseload based Event Summary role will be able to run reports on up to 10 individuals at a time (based upon their caseload).  Access to this version of the report remains on the Individual tab, just under General Event Reports.

Other than that, they remain more of less the same (we have […]

By |March 13th, 2015|Categories: Beta, General Event Reports, Therap 2015.0, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Coming Soon :: Therap 2015.0 :: Event Summaries

The Rap :: Episode 6 :: Discussion on Oversight

Summary : Management team members discuss their use of Therap to manage oversight tasks and review documentation. These Therap users are identifying trends and tracking incidents, identifying when individuals are having difficulties and may need more supports, and using the system to conduct risk assessments, track reportable events and to oversee health management.

Starring : John Vogan, Residential Coordinator/Provider Administrator; Virginia Vath, Assistant Executive Director, QA/QI; Mary Jo Hamilton, Assistant Director of Residential Services; and Kevin Lightle, Regional Director for Implementation & Training, Therap. With host Kitti Gutierrez.

Duration : 24 min 39 sec

By |March 12th, 2015|Categories: Uncategorized|Comments Off on The Rap :: Episode 6 :: Discussion on Oversight

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We hope you are able to join us in these learning opportunities designed to assist I/DD Providers
in implementing the Therap system for efficient, secure electronic documentation of services.

Certified Trainer and Learning Lunch Webinars

Billing and Utilization Webinars

Conference Listing

Changing to Individual Based Caseloads – 03/04/15
Utilizing the tools in Therap to complete a referral – 03/06/15
Writing Qualitative Goals and Valued Outcomes through Therap’s ISP Programs -03/13/15
GER – Management Summary Reports and Tracking Trends across programs – 03/20/15
Peer User Presentation: New York specific MSC Documentation: NY ISP, MSC Notes and IDF Extension -03/27/15

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Troubleshooting NY Billing Issues – 03/09/15
NY Billing Setup – Supplemental Group Day Hab, Prevoc, SEMP -03/16/15

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Regional Conference in Schiller Park, Illinois,April […]

By |March 11th, 2015|Categories: Therap Training Academy, Training, Webinars|Tags: , |Comments Off on Join our Upcoming Webinars & Conferences

Regional Conference in Omaha, Nebraska, June 24-25, 2015

 

We are very excited to announce this year’s Nebraska conference, particularly because this will be the final stage in rolling out our Individual Budgeting/Provider Billing Integration.  I have had a couple of walk throughs of it now and it is quite simply awesome!

We will be doing a ton of training for state and provider staff. starting in early May, so be sure to keep an eye out for that.

In the meantime, be sure to sign up.

Full details and sign up are available at: http://www.therapservices.net/regional-conference-in-omaha-nebraska/

The hotel for this year is:

Sheraton Omaha Hotel
655 N 108th Avenue
Omaha, NE, 68154

:: Justin ::

 

 

By |March 6th, 2015|Categories: Nebraska|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Regional Conference in Omaha, Nebraska, June 24-25, 2015

Thursday in Savannah, Georgia (even though I was never meant to be here!)

Another great day of meetings in Columbia, South Carolina.  Getting home however may be interesting!  Thanks to the weather in the north east and a plane slipping off the runway at Laguardia.

Thanks to a wonderful lady on the phone at United we do have a route home, it just involved us driving to Savannah, Georgia, having dinner in the house where Captain Flint died, and flying back to Boston!

I’m not sure that my travel woes make for scintillating reading, but it’s good therapy for me to write about them!

:: Justin ::

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Wednesday in (sunny and warm!) Columbia, South Carolina

Sazzad and I are down here working with the fine folks as The State of South Carolina’s DDSN.  Having been delayed on the way down because our plane leaving Hartford, CT had to be de-iced twice (twice!  That has never happened to me before and can be added to the list of sufferings from this unending winter) we are now enjoying blue skies, sunshine, and 80 degree weather.  It is a truly beautiful thing!

Lots of great work going on down here, we’ll be posting updates soon at: http://www.therapservices.net/south-carolina/

:: Justin ::

 

By |March 4th, 2015|Categories: South Carolina, Uncategorized|Tags: |Comments Off on Wednesday in (sunny and warm!) Columbia, South Carolina

The Rap :: Episode 5 :: Discussion on Health Documentation

Summary : This episode features a discussion on the use of Therap to capture health documentation, and how the electronic health record has changed the way nurses and clinical services are seeing, documenting and sharing an individual’s data.

Starring : John Vogan, Residential Coordinator/Provider Administrator; Renee Ferraloro, RN; Bev Arvidson, RN Supervisor; and Steve Bulich, Assistant Residential Director/Clinical Services. With host Kitti Gutierrez.

Duration : 24 min 05 sec

 

By |March 3rd, 2015|Categories: The Rap, Video|Tags: |Comments Off on The Rap :: Episode 5 :: Discussion on Health Documentation

Have you thought about becoming a Therap Certified Trainer?

Take a look at the video from Chelsea and read a few of the posts over on the Certified Trainer Blog and I am sure that you want to sign up and join what is an excellent group of people showing off and enhancing their Therap skills.

To find out what is involved, what the benefits are, and how to become a Certified Trainer, head over to: http://support.therapservices.net/display/training/Become+a+Certified+Therap+Services+Trainer

:: Justin ::

By |March 2nd, 2015|Categories: Certified Trainers|Tags: |Comments Off on Have you thought about becoming a Therap Certified Trainer?

Catching up with Margot

If you haven’t been over to my mother’s blog “Margot at Oxford” either recently or ever, you really should take a few minutes to do so.

Over the course of the next three years Mum is publishing the letter sent home from Oxford University by her Great Aunt.  They give a fascinating insight into life at college during the First World War.

Here’s a sample from the latest entry dated 25th February 1918:
Ever so many thanks for your letter and the parcel, and also for the photo.  I was very thankful for the jam, as I have just finished both my jam and my marmalade, also my cocoa.  Could I please have some more of the latter?  Also will you please send […]

By |March 1st, 2015|Categories: Personal|Tags: |Comments Off on Catching up with Margot