South Carolina Conference :: Day One

WOW!

What an incredible first day it has been here in Columbia, South Carolina.  With about 500 people here is has been quite a conference.  Somewhere at the front of that mass of people I am there during this morning’s plenary session (excellently opened by DDSN Director, Dr. Beverley Buscemi).

Thanks to a very well run facility at the DoubleTree and (of course) our excellent training team, things are moving along nicely and people are learning things left, right and center in seven consecutive sessions.

Already looking forward to more of the same tomorrow.

:: Justin LL

By |May 12th, 2015|Categories: South Carolina, Therap Conferences|Tags: |Comments Off on South Carolina Conference :: Day One

Therap 2015.0 is coming soon, make sure that you learn all about it

 

We are less than a month away from what is probably the most significant Therap release in years.

Over the coming days and weeks, I will try and highlight all the the features and changes that we have coming but you really need to do some research yourself (especially when it comes to Individual Based Caseloads) and make sure that you know exactly what the impacts will be for you and your agency.

Here’s a few places to start:

Release Notes for Therap 2015.0

Billing Release Notes for Therap 2015.0

User Guides for Therap 2015.0

Therap’s Beta Context: https://beta.TherapServices.net

Therap’s Demo Context: https://demo.TherapServices.net

Beta and Demo are based on a copy of the database, taken about a month ago.  Beta is running our next release while Demo is […]

By |May 12th, 2015|Categories: Beta, Therap 2015.0|1 Comment

This might be the coolest thing ever!

I thought I would have a shot at click-bait, everyone else seems to be!

Take a look at this screenshot and see if you can work out what is going on:

More soon…

:: Justin ::

By |May 11th, 2015|Categories: Therap 2015.0|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on This might be the coolest thing ever!

Tuesday in Olympia, WA

I can never come here without singing Rancid songs as I drive up from Portland or down from Seattle.

I always find it exciting to be at Regional Conferences, especially now that I get the chance to talk to more people about Individual Based Caseloads.

Talking of which… We are still working on the update to Beta, I’ll be sure to let you know when it is reay to play with.

:: Justin ::

By |April 28th, 2015|Categories: Individual Based Caseloads, Therap 2015.0, Washington|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Tuesday in Olympia, WA

Using Therap’s Scanner interface with Chrome

Google released Chrome version 42 sometime last week. In this version they have disabled  a feature called NPAPI by default. And in version 45 which is due to be released in September they will drop NPAPI support entirely.

This means JAVA applets will not run from Chrome v42 and onward. Which means that our scanner interfaces will not work.  We will be upgrading more scanner locations in our upcoming release to the latest version which is not impacted and the rest will be done before September.

The solution for now is to manually enable NPAPI support in Chrome.

Steps (if you have Chrome v42.):
1. Go to chrome://flags/#enable-npapi
2. Click the Enable link under Enable NPAPI Mac, Windows.
3. For your change to take effect, click the Relaunch Now button […]

By |April 26th, 2015|Categories: Customer Support, Uncategorized|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Using Therap’s Scanner interface with Chrome

Individual Based Caseloads :: Choose your program!

As you hopefully know by now, we are in the progress of transitioning to Individual Based Caseloads.  If you haven’t watched the Webinar and answered the survey at: http://www.therapservices.net/individual-based-caseloads/ you should go there right now and do so.

On of the concerns that people have had about this switch (in fact, it is a concern about the ToDo List right now) is that there are just too many counts from places you might not be concerned about today.

To fix this, in our next major release we are going to be adding a very cool new feature “Choose Program”

 

By clicking this link after you log in, you will  be able to filter your access for the rest of your session to one particular program. […]

By |April 9th, 2015|Categories: Beta, Individual Based Caseloads, Therap 2015.0|Tags: , |Comments Off on Individual Based Caseloads :: Choose your program!

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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Regional Conference in
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in implementing the Therap system for efficient, secure electronic documentation of services.

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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 – […]

By |March 20th, 2015|Categories: Therap Conferences, Training, Webinars|Tags: , |Comments Off on Join our Upcoming Webinars and Conferences

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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in implementing the Therap system for efficient, secure electronic documentation of services.

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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