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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

Regional Conference in Arlington, Texas is Next Week

The regional conference in Arlington, Texas at the La Quinta Inn & Suites Dallas Arlington North starts Wednesday next week, October 14-15, 2015. Click here to register now.

Registration:

Regular Registration (Non-Refundable) : $129

Regular Registration (Refundable) : $149

For more information visit the conference information page.

We look forward to seeing you there!

By |2015-10-07T08:58:15+00:00October 7th, 2015|Categories: Conferences|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Regional Conference in Arlington, Texas is Next Week

Texas Developmental Disability Software Conference October 14-15, 2015

Therap will be hosting a regional conference for users of its software for developmental disability providers. The conference will be held at the La Quinta Inn & Suites Dallas Arlington North from October 14-15, 2015.

Topics Covered include:

  • Verified Service Delivery
  • Link Attendance to Staff Documentation
  • Track Utilization for all Service Types
  • Reconciliation reports
  • Real Time Utilization Reports
  • Remaining Units/Hours
  • Alerts for Over Utilization

For more information visit the conference information page.

We look forward to seeing you there!

By |2016-11-03T09:56:38+00:00September 14th, 2015|Categories: Conferences|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Texas Developmental Disability Software Conference October 14-15, 2015

Early Bird Registration for Regional Conference in Arlington, Texas ends on September 13, 2015

Early Bird registration deadline is fast approaching for the regional conference in Arlington, Texas October 14-15, 2015. The Early Bird rate of $99 is only valid till September 13, 2015. Click here to register now for Early Bird rates.

Therap’s regional conference in Arlington, Texas will be held at the La Quinta Inn & Suites Dallas Arlington North  from October 14-15, 2015. This conference has been designed for users of Therap’s software for developmental disability providers. For more information on the conference visit the conference information page.

Registration:

Early Bird (Non-Refundable) : Sign up by September 13, 2015 – $99

Regular Registration (Non-Refundable) : Starting from September 14, 2015 – $129

Regular Registration (Refundable) : Starting from September 14, 2015 – $149

We look forward to seeing you there!

By |2015-09-06T09:39:21+00:00September 6th, 2015|Categories: Conferences|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Early Bird Registration for Regional Conference in Arlington, Texas ends on September 13, 2015

Need help filling out the Security Risk Assessment (SRA) tool?

Therap has a video that is hot off the press to assist you to fill out your Security Risk Assessment.  Click below to view this video:

You can also find this video on Therap’s home page.

Here is more information regarding the Security Risk Assessment from the HHS website:

A new security risk assessment (SRA) tool to help guide health care providers in small to medium sized offices conduct risk assessments of their organizations is now available from HHS.

The SRA tool is the result of a collaborative effort by the HHS Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) and Office for Civil Rights (OCR). The tool is designed to help practices conduct and document a risk assessment in a thorough, organized fashion at their own pace by allowing them to assess the information security risks in their organizations under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Security Rule. The application, available for downloading at www.HealthIT.gov/security-risk-assessmentalso produces a report that can be provided to auditors.

HIPAA requires organizations that handle protected health information to regularly review the administrative, physical and technical safeguards they have in place to protect the security of the information. By conducting these risk assessments, health care providers can uncover potential weaknesses in their security policies, processes and systems.  Risk assessments also help providers address vulnerabilities, potentially preventing health data breaches or other adverse security events. A vigorous risk assessment process supports improved security of patient health data.

Conducting a security risk assessment is a key requirement of the HIPAA Security Rule and a core requirement for providers seeking payment through the Medicare and Medicaid EHR Incentive Program, commonly known as the Meaningful Use Program.

“Protecting patients’ protected health information is important to all health care providers and the new tool we are releasing today will help them assess the security of their organizations,” said Karen DeSalvo, M.D., national coordinator for health information technology. “The SRA tool and its additional resources have been designed to help health care providers conduct a risk assessment to support better security for patient health data.”

“We are pleased to have collaborated with the ONC on this project,” said Susan McAndrew, deputy director of OCR’s Division of Health Information Privacy. “We believe this tool will greatly assist providers in performing a risk assessment to meet their obligations under the HIPAA Security Rule.”

The SRA tool’s website contains a User Guide and Tutorial video to help providers begin using the tool. Videos on risk analysis and contingency planning are available at the website to provide further context.

The tool is available for both Windows operating systems and iOS iPads. Download the Windows version athttp://www.HealthIT.gov/security-risk-assessment. The iOS iPad version is available from the Apple App Store(search under “HHS SRA tool”).

Thanks!

Michelle :)

 

By |2016-11-03T09:56:38+00:00August 21st, 2015|Categories: Announcement, Michelle Saunders|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Need help filling out the Security Risk Assessment (SRA) tool?

Schedule Published for Regional Conference in Arlington, Texas

The preliminary schedule for the regional conference in Arlington, Texas, October 14-15, 2015 has been published. Click here to view the schedule. This conference has been designed for users of Therap’s software for developmental disability providers.

The conference will be held at the Inn at The La Quinta Inn & Suites Dallas Arlington North hotel.

Register here. For more information on the conference, please visit the conference information page.

We look forward to seeing you in Texas!

By |2015-05-21T11:15:14+00:00May 21st, 2015|Categories: Conferences|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Schedule Published for Regional Conference in Arlington, Texas

Call for Presentations for Therap’s 2016 National Conference!

Hello Therapites!

We are offering an opportunity to any Therap user who is interested in presenting either in a seminar/tutorial or panel discussion format. Therap users can also include surveyors, families, state caseworkers or others who are interacting with agencies using Therap. The goal of the conference is to share best practices and innovation in the use of Therap. Attendees and Presenters will have the opportunity to share and collaborate with current, new, and potential users of the system.

Some suggested topics for presentations are:

  • Getting the buy in for Therap at your agency
  • Agency Guidelines for Use – In particular agencies which can share written policy guidelines
  • The transition to paperless
  • Time and Cost Savings
  • Implementing Therap as a state
  • Implementing Therap as a county
  • Working with unified individuals
  • Addressing Quality Assurance Standards
  • Quality of Documentation and Care
  • Dealing with certification and surveyors
  • Working with Families
  • Sharing data between agencies
  • Using Therap Global Library
  • Staff hiring and training issues
  • Interface with other industry systems (College of Direct Support, accounting packages, etc)
  • State specific issues
  • IT, hardware and infrastructure issues
  • Reporting and analysis
  • Using mobile devices
  • Writing policies about electronic documentation
  • Discussions on how your agency uses specific modules

You may submit your presentation proposal dealing with any of the topics listed above or any other area that addresses your experiences with the Therap System.

Your proposal should include the following information:

  1. Contact information for presenters including: names, academic degrees, titles, affiliations, mailing addresses, phone numbers, and e-mail addresses (e-mail correspondence is preferred). Please list only the names of presentation authors who will be speaking at the conference.
  2. Please describe the presentation format. Please be advised that due to time and space limitations, Therap Services, LLC reserves the right to determine the length and format of each session.
  3. Title of your presentation

Abstract/Session Description:

  1. Include a 1 paragraph abstract of the proposed conference presentation.
  2. Provide a concise 1 – 2 sentence session description that may be used in our conference brochure and schedule.

Deadline and Acknowledgment of Submissions:

Please submit your abstract with cover sheet soon to National2016@therapservices.net for consideration. Notification of acceptance will be provided via phone or e-mail.

Note: We have an early decision deadline of August 15, 2015. Presenters will receive a complimentary conference registration. Agencies may submit multiple individuals and may receive multiple complimentary registrations.

For more information, please contact us National2016@therapservices.net

2016 National Conference Details & Registration

Thank you,
Justin Brockie
Chief Operating Officer
Therap Services, LLC.

By |2016-11-03T09:56:39+00:00May 15th, 2015|Categories: Announcement, Conferences, Michelle Saunders|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Call for Presentations for Therap’s 2016 National Conference!

Regional Conference in Arlington, Texas, October 2015

Therap will be hosting a regional conference for users of its software for developmental disability providers. The schedule of sessions of the conference will be posted on our website.

The conference will be held at the La Quinta Inn & Suites Dallas Arlington North Hotel from October 14-15, 2015.

Sign up by September 13, 2015 for early bird registration. A link to registration is here.

For more information visit the conference information page.

We look forward to seeing you there!

By |2015-05-03T05:39:02+00:00May 3rd, 2015|Categories: Conferences|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Regional Conference in Arlington, Texas, October 2015

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…

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