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Therap in Canada

This week I have enjoyed visiting with organizations across the Province of Manitoba.   It has been a good week of discovering more information about the services and the structure of services in Canada and the challenges they face in service provision.  In addition, I have had the opportunity to attend the CCDDA conference here in Winnipeg and it has been a tremendous opportunity to meet with folks.  In addition to the conference, my time has been well spent as I have had the opportunity to sit down with lots of different folks across many varied organizations and agencies.  The license plates have the tag line “Friendly Manitoba”.  I would definitely have to agree as they people have been very friendly and welcoming to me.  It is obvious that so many would benefit from a solution like Therap in aiding with communication and organization of data and information.  I look forward to meeting with more folks today as the conference continues.

 

By |2017-06-15T15:59:47+00:00June 15th, 2017|Categories: Conferences, Jeff Case, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on Therap in Canada

NASDDDS Conference in KCMO

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This week we are at NASDDDS in Kansas City, MO.  Great opportunity to connect with several folks that are benefiting from using the Therap solution as well as meeting with new groups that will be using Therap momentarily.

By |2016-11-03T09:56:35+00:00June 9th, 2016|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on NASDDDS Conference in KCMO

2016 APDDA Conference in Austin

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This week I am in Austin, TX meeting at the APDDA Conference.  It is a conference that DD administrators from all over the country have come in to participate in discussions with CMS, and other state directors.  The week will look at emerging trends and issues in DD systems across the country.  It is great to connect with present customers as well as meet some new folks that are discovering Therap.

 

By |2016-11-03T09:56:35+00:00April 18th, 2016|Categories: Central Region, Conferences, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on 2016 APDDA Conference in Austin

It looks like an HIE may be in your future?

Recently CMS has announced an increased match to promote Health Information Exchanges and Electronic Health Records.  This updated guidance expands the scope of State expenditures eligible for the 90 percent matching rate from the federal government.  It is anticipated that these additional funds will certainly influence the availability for state Health information exchanges to expand and include more sources into the sharing of data.  To read the entire CMS release click on the link…CMS release .

 

 

By |2016-11-03T09:56:35+00:00March 11th, 2016|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on It looks like an HIE may be in your future?

ONC Commitment to make EHR’s work better for Providers and Individuals

ONC annoucement this week that could affect us all in regards to the information regarding our health records.  This commitment I believe will impact us all as both providers and recipients of supports and health care.  Here are the announced commitments:

 

Fact Sheet: Commitments from health care industry to make electronic health records work better for patients and providers

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia M. Burwell announced today that companies that provide 90 percent of electronic health records used by hospitals nationwide as well as the top five largest private healthcare systems in the country have agreed to implement three core commitments:

Consumer Access: To help consumers easily and securely access their electronic health information, direct it to any desired location, learn how their information can be shared and used, and be assured that this information will be effectively and safely used to benefit their health and that of their community.

No Information Blocking: To help providers share individuals’ health information for care with other providers and their patients whenever permitted by law, and not block electronic health information (defined as knowingly and unreasonably interfering with information sharing).

Standards: Implement federally recognized, national interoperability standards, policies, guidance, and practices for electronic health information and adopt best practices including those related to privacy and security.

 

Here is the full released statement:   ONC release

 

 

By |2016-11-03T09:56:35+00:00March 2nd, 2016|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on ONC Commitment to make EHR’s work better for Providers and Individuals

2016…Come a long way!

So this week I brought another Missouri provider into the Therap community through a webinar.  I was a little hesitant at the start of the meeting as the person joining the Go To Meeting webinar said, “I hope it is allright as I am joining in on my phone instead of the computer?”  My hesitancy was that at the conclusion of the call it would be necessary for the person to enter in some data and initiate the process and activate the process by clicking on a button off the Therap website.  Regardless, we began and we went through the process and the entire process was completed in a matter of minutes.  No problems whatsoever!  It was pretty cool.  It was amazing for me to think back to the first agency in Missouri that started using Therap and how different things were then in comparison to this brand new agency signing up.  It has been so exciting to be apart of so many agencies moving to greater efficiency, transparency, higher accountability, and less paper chasing through the last several years.  It got me wondering and thinking just how many agencies in MO are still out there lost in a paper world?  If you haven’t taken the time to see how Therap can make a difference for your agency give me a call so we can show you this solution.

HIE continue to get more funding to improve data sharing…

Announcement today of more money that will go towards improving the sharing of EHR info across HIE’s.

HHS announces $1 million in new grant programs to help improve sharing of health information

Projects to help long-term and behavioral health care providers

National Coordinator for Health Information Technology Karen B. DeSalvo, M.D., M.P.H., M.Sc., announced today the availability of $1 million in grant funds to support community projects for the Community Interoperability Health Information Exchange (HIE) Program. The funding will help support and enable the flow of health information at the community level, leading to better care and better health.

The Community Interoperability and HIE program will provide funds to up to ten community organizations, state or local government agencies, or other community groups. The awards will help unlock health information and better integrate community resources advancing better care and healthier communities.

“The flow of health information across the entire care continuum is a critical step to realizing a learning health system that results in not only better care, but healthier people and communities. The new Community Interoperability and HIE program will fund local efforts that will leverage health IT in support of a more comprehensive digital data picture of health for people and their communities,” said Dr. DeSalvo.

Under the new grant program, awardees will demonstrate the use of health IT to the wide range of health providers, including those that are not eligible under the Medicare and Medicaid Electronic Health Record Incentive Programs. These include long-term and post-acute care providers, behavioral health providers, individuals and their caregivers, and other care setting and providers. These additional providers could also be safety net providers, public health, social service, emergency medical services and other key members of the care continuum.

 

By |2016-11-03T09:56:40+00:00April 14th, 2015|Categories: Jeff Case|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on HIE continue to get more funding to improve data sharing…

KC Conference Hotel Info

I wanted to make sure and inform everyone who may be looking to register and make arrangements for the upcoming KC conference that the hotel name has changed.  The hotel is the same one and at the same place, but the name of it has changed.  The Holiday Inn CoCo Key is now named the Adam’s Mark CoCo Key.  If you would like to make arrangements to stay at the hotel you can contact them at 816-737-4776.  The hotel address is 9103 E. 39th St, KCMO 64133.

If you call the number to make arrangements be sure and ask for the Therap block of rooms that have been established at a discounted rate.  We look forward to seeing all of you at the conference next month!

APDDA Conference

Hopefully you had a chance to join us at the National Conference we hosted in Atlanta, GA. What a great conference as we once again set a new attendance record.
This week I am spending time with the Association of Professional Developmental Disability Administrators in San Antonio, TX. The conference has administrators from over 22 states gathered in the Alamo City. Today’s Session was highlighted with a Panel of presenters from the states of Texas, Oklahoma, and Tennessee.

Tomorrow we look forward to hearing from Dan Berland to get a sense of the Emerging Trends and Issues in the DD Systems across the US. I always look forward to this presentation as he does a great job of getting a comprehensive view of things across the country. It is amazing how everyone has different issues and at the same time many of the same issues that must be addressed in different ways.

Hopefully your new year is off to a great start! I look forward to a great 2015!!!

By |2016-11-03T09:56:41+00:00February 16th, 2015|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on APDDA Conference

Employment History is a New Module Worth Taking a Look

So have you had some time to look at the new Employment History Module that has been added in Therap.  The module provides the opportunity for agencies to create employment and volunteering history for individuals. Using this module the Administrator can create, update or delete employers, contact persons and job templates. Users can create, update or delete employment referral, assessment, employment milestone, career development plan, training and coaching, application and interview and job details using this module.

As this module continues and more agencies utilize this module we can expect to see future enhancements and functionality.  Employment and the ability to track specific data points is becoming increasingly important for agencies to track and Therap is working hard to look at solutions to provide agencies to do just kind of tracking.

Take some time to click on the link to find out more about employment history…http://support.therapservices.net/display/documentation/Employment+History

 

By |2016-11-03T09:56:41+00:00January 8th, 2015|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Employment History is a New Module Worth Taking a Look