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Therap Updates for July 2016

Things are continuing to move ahead here at Therap.  We have a lot of work going on in the background to bring you a better, faster, and even more reliable system.  We appreciate that there have been a number of longer downtimes recently.  These are all part of this major upgrade process.  Once complete we should go back to a more regular schedule. Some of those changes also require updates to the application, which, along with some other planned updates will be released in two phases during July 2016. All of these dates and the functionality proposed is accurate at the time of writing, but subject to change as we continue rigorous testing. Release 2016.2.5 Projected for: 7/17/2016 Estimated Downtime: [...]

By | July 2nd, 2016|Categories: Therap 2016.2|Tags: , |Comments Off on Therap Updates for July 2016

Coming soon :: Therap 2016.2 :: Downloads and Case Notes

We will be bringing out our latest update to Therap in a couple of weeks.  When we do these releases, it is often hard to predict when there will be last minute changes that happen due to issues discovered in testing or changes in regulations. I have a couple of changes based on the list of functionality that I posted earlier: Firstly, the updates to the Case Note module are going to be included in a follow-up release, they are not quite ready and we don't want to take unnecessary risks. Secondly (and for now most importantly), many of you will have noticed that we are introducing new roles to control the downloading of Excel files and PDFs.  We had [...]

By | June 13th, 2016|Categories: Therap 2016.2|Tags: |4 Comments

NASDDDS Conference in Kansas City

Peter, Jeff, and I are at the NASDDDS Mid Year Conference in Kansas City, Missouri. Apart from all the references to last year's World Series, I am always delighted to come to Kansas City, I don't remember ever having a bad meal here! The conference as usual is fascinating.  On top of that it is great to see so many Therap state users here. :: Justin ::  

By | June 10th, 2016|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: |Comments Off on NASDDDS Conference in Kansas City

Therap 2016.2 :: Additional ISP Data Grid Information

Over the last couple of days I have had a few questions about our upcoming change to ISP Grid. As I said in my last post, this change makes no difference to the actual data, we are just ending an old way of collecting data. When the release comes out, the ISP Data basically doesn't even need to change.  You can see this for yourself by doing a search for ISP Data created by a grid.  You will see when  click on any of those search results that it opens up as regular ISP Data. So, when the release come out, your existing ISP Programs with grid collection will become regular ISP Programs and the data will remain as it is, [...]

By | June 8th, 2016|Categories: Therap 2016.2|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Therap 2016.2 :: Additional ISP Data Grid Information

Coming Soon :: Therap 2016.2 :: Feature List

  Our next significant release will be Therap 2016.2 which we expect to release at the end of June. We current expect to include the following updates though these are subject to change: Updates to Case Management functionality and access to include Referral, Eligibility, and Level of Care, bulk assignment of caseloads, availability in County and Private Oversight. Communication from Therap Customer Support will come via the Issue Tracker rather than SComm. Live Help will only be available to users who are logged into the application Introduction of Non-Specialized Provider billing (initially in Nebraska) Automated claim adjudication in Nebraska Updating the SIS interface to SIS-A Updates to oversight accounts to include: new provider switching, new all-access functionality, Updated functionality within [...]

By | June 7th, 2016|Categories: Therap 2016.2|Tags: , |3 Comments

Coming soon :: Therap 2016.2 :: Changes to ISP Data Grid

At the end of this month, we will be releasing the latest update to Therap.  There are a number of enhancements coming which I will list in upcoming posts. One significant change will come with the removal of the ISP Data Grid data entry screen.  It is important to understand that this does not remove or change any data or any functionality related to ISP Data, it is simply removing an older method of data entry. We are doing this for a number of reasons: The functionality of looking at a month's data at once can now be achieved directly from Individual Home and a number or report variants. The data entry screen and method do not reflect the standards [...]

By | June 6th, 2016|Categories: Therap 2016.2, Uncategorized|Tags: , |Comments Off on Coming soon :: Therap 2016.2 :: Changes to ISP Data Grid

Using Therap with old versions of Internet Explorer

Here at Therap we are continually working to bring you new and better features along with a reliable and secure application.  That application is delivered to you via your browser.  In order to give you the best experience, we need to be able to access features that may not have been included in older browsers. This is particularly the case with Internet Explorer.  Microsoft no longer supports versions of Internet Explorer prior to IE11.  This means that older browsers do not get functionality and security updates.  We will therefore be focusing our development on IE11 and above. You can read Microsoft's view here: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/WindowsForBusiness/End-of-IE-support We know some of you need to use older browsers for other systems or have other reasons [...]

By | May 18th, 2016|Categories: Internet Explorer|Tags: , |Comments Off on Using Therap with old versions of Internet Explorer

Have you looked at the Pharmacy Interface?

With out last release, our pharmacy interface is (finally!) up and running. This means that is your pharmacy uses either QS1 Primecare or Speedscript as their pharmacy software then you can now link to them so that each time your pharmacist dispenses a medication it shows up in your Therap account. You can learn more about Therap's pharmacy interface here. If you would like to explore setting it up, please fill out the form here. :: Justin ::

By | May 17th, 2016|Categories: Pharmacy Interface|Tags: |Comments Off on Have you looked at the Pharmacy Interface?

Therap 2016.1 :: Watch Stephen’s Webinar on the Med History and MAR updates

https://youtu.be/8b8gT4qWZow   If you haven't yet, please take a look at Stephen's webinar about our upcoming release. You should also look at the release notes. And don't forget to download the flyer! :: Justin ::

By | May 11th, 2016|Categories: Therap 2016.1|Tags: , |Comments Off on Therap 2016.1 :: Watch Stephen’s Webinar on the Med History and MAR updates

Therap 2016.1 :: A quick guide to the changes

As I will keep reminding you, this is a very significant release this weekend. I would strongly encourage you to check it out at our beta site: https://beta.therapservices.net. If you haven't used beta before, it works like this:  We take a copy of the database and put it on another server in our secure data centre.  We then load the new software (Therap 2016.1) and run the migration on the database to make it match the new software.  This means that you can go and look at the next version of Therap running on a copy of your data.  When you log in (with your usual credentials) you will see a warning and a red border.  This is so you [...]

By | May 10th, 2016|Categories: Therap 2016.0, Therap 2016.1|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Therap 2016.1 :: A quick guide to the changes

Therap 2016.1 :: Are you ready for the changes in Medication History and MAR?

This coming weekend we will (finally!) be releasing our Pharmacy Interface (much more about that in later posts). The big deal with with this release is that we have made a number of changes in Medication History which you need to go and take a look at before the release. These changes make our Medication History compliant with HL7 standards and add in functionality that we have been looking to add for quite some time like component medications, more flexible scheduling, and definitive end times. In some ways, the biggest task for us is the migration of all our existing Med History and MAR data over to the new structure (you will see we have quite a long downtime to [...]

By | May 9th, 2016|Categories: Health Tracking|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Therap 2016.1 :: Are you ready for the changes in Medication History and MAR?

Graduating a musician

Having been through a couple of engineering graduations with my daughter Iona, I was intrigued to see what it would be like attending my son Calum's graduation from Berklee College of Music in Boston.  Berklee certainly did not let us down, as is befitting of such an institution, they put on a great show. This year Berklee was awarding honouring degrees to Rita Moreno, the Isley Brothers, Lucian Grainge, and Milton Nascimento. Friday evening was a concert put on to celebrate all of their contributions to music over the last 70 years or so. On Saturday we were treated to some great speeches, focused mostly on how much the world needs art and music, particularly in representing people and views [...]

By | May 8th, 2016|Categories: Calum, Personal|Tags: , |Comments Off on Graduating a musician

The South Carolina State Conference

We are in Columbia, South Carolina for three days of conferencing.  First a day with Case Managers and then two days with service providers. However, before that we had a night out with the Columbia Fireflies, the latest Mets A affiliate at their brand new ballpark.  Much fun!   Since then we have had days meeting with South Carolina folks, with one more to go   :: Justin ::

By | May 4th, 2016|Categories: South Carolina|Tags: , , |Comments Off on The South Carolina State Conference

Tuesday in Batticaloa, Sri Lanka

Today I was lucky enough to visit with MENCAFEP and their founder Chris Stubbs in Batticaloa on the East Coast of Sri Lanka.  It's a world away from the urban environment of Columbo,  but they are doing some great work and it's fascinating to see how Therap will help them. I'm looking forward to developing our relationships with MENCAFEP and other agencies across Sri Lanka over the coming years and proving that access to good data works everywhere.     It was particularly moving when we were given a tour of the local are to see the devastation caused by the 2004 tsunami that still has not be recovered from. One of the other things that is the same the [...]

By | April 5th, 2016|Categories: Sri Lanka|Tags: |Comments Off on Tuesday in Batticaloa, Sri Lanka

Monday in Columbo, Sri Lanka

This week I am in Sri Lanka visiting a number of agencies who have either just started or who are thinking about using Therap. Today I am in Columbo and visited the Child Guidance Center who are in the process of implementation.  I met with the Center's director Leela Gunasinghe who has put together some great programs and supports some of the cutest kids you have ever met! Given that I'm in a new place for me, I had to get my #capitolselfie and do some sightseeing     

By | April 4th, 2016|Categories: Sri Lanka|Comments Off on Monday in Columbo, Sri Lanka