ARRM Technology Showcase


Last week (August 3-4) I had the opportunity to attend the ARRM Technology Showcase in Bloomington, Minnesota.   The focus of the event was to discuss how technology is impacting the I/DD industry and to visit with vendors about their various tech tools.  Of the 150-200 attendees, there were 30-35 current Therap users representing about 20 Minnesota agencies.

I had the pleasure of meeting these users, answering questions and visiting about the recent Release, Individual Based Caseloads, how the Billing Plus functionality works with the MN-ITs system… lots of great conversation.

It was also great to meet agencies that were not electronic database users  and show them the advantages of using the Therap System.  This group was interested in seeking solutions.

The conference adjourned Tuesday afternoon, and after talking to the last agency in the hall, I packed the booth, gathered my materials and decided to not work in the hotel room.  I had been there since Sunday afternoon and was seeking some outdoor venue to check email and touch base other clients and contacts.  Since this was a technology show and I do “work in the cloud”, why not checkout a local lake with internet access?  There are 10,000 lakes in the state, right?

So, by 5:30pm, I was sitting at Lord Fletcher’s dock on Lake Minnetonka,  doing catch-up work, having a walleye sandwich and ice tea.   A great way to cap off a very good conference.


(BTW – No mosquitoes!)

Thanks to ARRM for hosting the event.  I look forward to attending next summer.

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Minnesota Therap Conference, Aug. 18-19


Minnesota Therap Users… time is running short to take advantage of the “Early Bird” discount when registering for the Minnesota Therap Conference.

This year’s location is the BEST WESTERN PREMIER Nicollet Inn14201 Nicollet Ave S., in Burnsville.  According to Google Reviews, 4.7  of 5 Stars.  The venue looks to be fantastic!

I’ve been attending these conferences while at my previous agency assignment and in my new role with the company.  One would think that I may have “heard it all”… but, I must say… I learn something new at each of these events.  Please, don’t look at the preliminary schedule and think, “Hmmmm, I know all of this stuff” and choose not to attend.  There’s always something to learn.

In June, I attended the Nebraska Therap Conference in Omaha.  The exchange of information between providers was impressive.

I was involved in the eMAR discussion.  As it turned out, most of the users in the room use the MAR modules.  After the overview, the floor was opened up for questions and the following was quickly asked by a newer user agency, “How do you do your schedule 2 med counts in Therap?

Within 5 minutes, several methods were being discussed.  All viable.  All were met with nodding heads and follow-up questions.  People walked away saying, “I’m going to try their method.  I thought ours was the only way to do that.”  Moreover, the dialogue nearly spilled over into the next session.  People needed to take a seat or go to where the were planning.

If you cannot attend, send others from your agency!  Send your direct support staff.  Send your finance team.  Provide your organization the opportunity to expand the collective knowledge base, especially with a tool that is used daily to gather data that can, arguably, be vital to your operation.

DO YOU HAVE  A FAVORITE THERAP MODULE?   Why not present at the conference?  You are the expert.  You use the platform each and every day in the Great State of Minnesota.  SHARE your experiences.  Please contact me directly if you would like to do so.

See you soon!

Jeff Mau


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