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Conference in Helena, Montana: Last chance for early bird registration

Therap Services’ regional conference in Helena, Montana, is taking place in three weeks, from June 12-13, 2012. The early bird registration for the event will remain open for another week, till next Wednesday, May 30th. Registering before that will get you a discount on fees.

The event will be a great place for existing and potential users to learn about Therap’s Individual support documentation, electronic health records (EHR), billing and training management from experts. The training intensive event will include beginner, intermediate, and advanced level sessions on various Therap modules.

Conference highlights will include:

Beginner, intermediate, and advanced level training on

  • Therap Health Tracking Records
  • Medication Administration Records (MAR)
  • Individual Support Plans & Service Tracking
  • Incident Reports
  • Service Authorizations & Electronic Billing

Interactive discussions

  • QA Reviews
  • Disaster Preparedness
  • Montana User Group

Q&A and user sessions

Details & Registration

Therap Conference in Honolulu, Hawaii in June

Therap will be hosting a regional conference in Honolulu, Hawaii in June, 2012.

The training intensive event will include beginner, intermediate, and advanced level sessions conducted by Therap experts on various Therap modules. Attending the conference will be a good opportunity for existing and potential users in Montana to learn about Therap’s individual support documentation, electronic health records (EHR), electronic billing and training management systems.

Conference highlights will include sessions on:

  • Therap’s health tracking modules for appointments, seizures, lab tests, vital signs, and medication histories
  • Therap Medication Administration Records (MAR)
  • Therap Individual Service Plans (ISP)
  • Hands on training on different other modules including Therap GERs (incident reports), Time Tracking, Secure Communications and Training Management
  • Therap electronic billing, service authorizations and claim tracking

Important links

Conference website
Tentative schedule
Conference page on Facebook

Regional Conference in Helena, Montana: Block rate closing today

Therap Services’ regional conference in Helena, Montana, is taking place next month, from June 12-13, 2012. The option to get the Therap block rate at the Holiday Inn will be closing today – Monday, May 21. So if you are planning on attending this conference and looking to save, this would be a good time to register and book your hotel room.

The event will be a good place to learn about recent developments in Individual support documentation and reporting, electronic health records (EHR) and training management from the technology leader in the developmental disabilities field.

The training intensive event will include beginner, intermediate, and advanced level sessions conducted by Therap experts on various Therap modules.

Conference highlights will include:

Beginner, intermediate, and advanced level training

  • Therap Health Tracking Records
  • Medication Administration Records (MAR)
  • Individual Support Plans & Service Tracking
  • Incident Reports
  • Service Authorizations & Electronic Billing

Interactive discussions

  • QA Reviews
  • Disaster Preparedness
  • Montana User Group

Q&A and user sessions

Please visit our website for the complete schedule and registration.

We look forward to seeing you in Helena!

NASDDS 2012 Mid-Year Conference & Directors Forum

Therap will be attending The Mid-Year Conference & Directors Forum of The National Association of State Directors of Developmental Disability Services (NASDDS), which is to take taking place this year in Sacramento, California from June 6-8.

Themed “Smart Solutions through Technology and Leadership Practices“, the event will focus on important issues related to State service systems for people with intellectual/developmental disabilities (I/DD) such as efficiency, health and federal health care reform initiatives, and transformational technology to support community living.

The event will also assert an importance of leadership to secure a good futures for people with I/DD and their families.

The NASDDDS Mid-Year Conference & Directors Forum will offer information and learning sessions on service delivery trends indicate and also, host a “’technology showcase’, highlighting technology opportunities for today and the future.”

Therap Services will showcase its electronic documentation and information management system for States and County departments of developmental disability services.

Conference schedule and other important information regarding the event can be found on NASDDS’ event page.

Health Care Reports

One of the major strengths of Therap’s health information tracking system is its powerful reporting features. A good example of this is Therap Health Care Reports which aggregate and summarize health information from different sections of the Health Tracking application (e.g. vital signs, height/weight, respiratory problems, medication history, lab test reports etc.), as well as other modules such as General Event Reports and Individual Data. Here are some of the useful features supported by the report –

Flexible parameters
The report supports flexible options to select date range and select report sections. Report sections may include some or all of the health tracking records.



Clean summarized view

All information is arranged neatly in simple, tables.

Printable PDF format
The reports can be viewed and saved in printer friendly PDF format.

Saving for later use
Once drawn up, users are able to save them within the system to use later.

Comments & recommendations
Relevant comments and recommendations can be saved with the health care reports.

Comprehensive reports

With appropriate access privileges, Therap users are able to generate a variety of reports from the information stored in the system. These include

 Management Summaries

ISP Reports

Health Reports

Billing reports

Training management reports

Most of these reports support exporting to Excel, where the data can be manipulated further. A lot of these also supports printer friendly pdf format.

Appointment Tracking

The Appointments section in Therap Health Tracking lets users organize upcoming and follow-up appointments for people they support. Following are some of the useful features that make it preferable over more traditional methods:

Contact lookup
Easy option to look up contact information of physicians, RNs, therapists and hospitals from a shared, pre-populated contact list.

contact lookup

Detailed documentation
Form detailing all relevant information including appointment date, type, reason and results.

Follow up appointments
Flexible option to schedule and link follow up appointments.

follow up appointment

Alerts and notifications
Upcoming appointment alerts prominently displayed on users’ dashboard/FirstPage. Can be configured to send automatic alerts via email, cell phone and pager.

appointment reminder

Consultation forms
Printable consultation forms showing current diagnoses, medications, vital signs, weight history and other relevant information.

consultation form

Information sharing & discussions on Therap SIGs

Have you checked out our Special Interest Groups (SIGs) yet? We have set these up to have focused discussions on these issues -

Quality Assurance
Mobile Applications
Nursing & Electronic Health Records

These interactive spaces are a powerful tool of communication. They allow us to learn about what you need, share information on new regulations and practices, discuss the best use of available tools, and figure out what we need to do next. Here are a couple of examples of productive discussions taking place on Therap SIGs -

Tracking QA Process in Therap
Is this Hab Checklist Report effective for your agency?

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So get on board and share your thoughts

-          Ask questions
-          Share information
-          Start and join discussions
-          Write articles

In short, you can post anything that you feel is relevant.

How to post

For instructions on how to post on a Therap SIG, please see this guide –

http://www.therapservices.net/sig/posting-in-a-therap-sig/

Check out the ‘Question of the Week’

We will be posting a new question every week to initiate discussions and get your views on different issues. They are placed prominently on top of each SIG page so you will not be missing them.

Share on Facebook

There is a ‘Facebook’ button with every post. You can use it to share relevant information and discussion threads with anyone you think would be interested.

Notifications and Alerts

The Therap system come with a flexible mechanism to generate automatic alerts on various reporting events (submission, approval and review of different Therap forms), critical incidents, administrative functions (service authorizations and training certification expiry), caseload updates and other events and actions occurring within the system.

Each user may not need to receive alerts from all of the Therap modules being used at an agency. Also, users may choose to be alerted only when an issue is of particular importance. Accordingly, the system provides users with the ability to configure their notification profiles, indicating the events, actions, and severity levels for which they wish to receive notifications.

These alerts are issued via different media such as cell phones, numeric/text pager, email and Therap’s encrypted messaging system – Scomm). The appropriate media for particular events and action alerts are configured in user’s notification profiles.

While notification profiles can be different for each user, setting each of them up individually can prove to be quite a task. For this reason, Therap gives users the ability to configure default notification profiles for nurses, house managers, DSPs, executives and directors.

The Therap for States Application has an Alert system that generates automatic alerts as well as staff generated alerts. With staff issues alerts, authorized users are able to create, edit and delete manual alerts for meetings, annual release, etc.

notifications

Regional conference in Elmira, NY – Early bird closing today

Therap’s regional conference in Elmira, New York is taking place in two weeks from May 15-16. The early bird registration will be closing today – Tuesday, May 1. Registering now will get you a discount on fees.

The event will be a good place to learn about Therap’s individual support documentation and reporting, electronic health records (EHR) and secure communications software for the developmental disability community in New York.

 

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