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Wisconsin User Group Meeting

Join us at our upcoming Online User Group Meeting for Users in Wisconsin.  The meeting will be held on March 25, 2019 10:30 AM CST. This is an opportunity for Therap users from agencies in the state of Wisconsin providing services and supports in the Intellectual and Developmental Disability community to check in with Therap and learn from and share with other Therap users in the area.  Michelle and Catherine will hold a discussion on the following topics:

  • Upcoming Therap Events
  • Working with your MCOs: Using Therap for your Supporting Documentation
  • ISP discussion
  • Self-Password Reset
  • 2 Factor Authentication
  • EVV/Scheduling
  • Report Library Updates

About the Presenters:

Michelle Saunders is a Business Development Consultant at Therap. She has worked in the non-profit sector with agencies supporting persons with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities and Mental Health diagnosis since 1995. Michelle was instrumental in implementing Therap at her agency and also completed grant applications and led statewide training efforts for the Missouri College of Direct Support.

Catherine Hauser is a Training & Implementation Specialist who joined Therap Services in 2017. Her experience in the developmental disabilities field began in 2005 in Illinois when she became a Direct Support Person. Previously she was serving as a chairperson to the Human Rights Committee, Psychotropic Review Committee and Behavior Management Committee and provided training as a DSP Course Coordinator.

Click here to register for the online user group meeting.

 

By |2019-03-03T10:21:47+00:00March 3rd, 2019|Categories: User Group|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Wisconsin User Group Meeting

Wisconsin User Group Meeting on August 28, 2017

We welcome Wisconsin users to join our Wisconsin User Group Meeting on August 28, being held at the Brotoloc North – Eau Claire Region, 2710 N Town Hall Road, Eau Claire, WI 54703.

This is an opportunity for Therap users from agencies in the state of Wisconsin providing services and supports in the Intellectual and Developmental Disability community to check in with Therap and learn from and share with other Therap users in the area. Therap team member, Michelle Saunders, will be at hand to discuss:

  • Places to track Behaviors in Therap
  • MAR and Pharmacy Interface
  • New Business Intelligence Module
  • Training Management System
  • Personal Finance
  • Reporting in Therap
  • New GER
  • Employment History
  • Q&A Session

Click here to register. We look forward to seeing you there!

By |2017-08-16T15:43:44+00:00August 16th, 2017|Categories: User Group|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on Wisconsin User Group Meeting on August 28, 2017

Wisconsin User Group Meeting on May 11, 2017

Join us at our upcoming User Group meeting for users in the state of Wisconsin. The meeting will be hosted at St Coletta of Wisconsin, N4637 Co Rd Y, Jefferson, WI 53549.

This is an opportunity for Therap users from agencies in the state of Wisconsin providing services and supports in the Intellectual and Developmental Disability community to check in with Therap and learn from and share with other Therap users in the area. Therap team member, Michelle Saunders, will be at hand to discuss:

  • Places to track Behaviors in Therap
  • MAR and Pharmacy Interface
  • New Business Intelligence Module
  • Training Management System
  • Personal Finance
  • Reporting in Therap
  • ISP Programs Workshop

Click here to register.

By |2017-04-12T10:13:38+00:00April 12th, 2017|Categories: User Group|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on Wisconsin User Group Meeting on May 11, 2017

Wisconsin Webinar User Group on March 29 at 1:30pm CDT

We are pleased to announce our free webinar user group on March 29th at 1:30 pm CDT. Michelle Saunders, Business Development Consultant at Therap Services, will walk users through the following:

• Upcoming Events in Wisconsin that Therap team will attend
Mapping of IDF
iOS Mobile Apps
Business Intelligence

Click here to register.

By |2017-02-27T05:01:06+00:00February 27th, 2017|Categories: User Group|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Wisconsin Webinar User Group on March 29 at 1:30pm CDT

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

The Past Couple of Weeks: Michigan, Ohio, Illinois and Wisconsin (and 2500 miles!!)

I began last week traveling to the MACMHB conference in beautiful Traverse City, Michigan.  Fall time in Michigan is phenomenal!  Here are a couple of photos I took while there:

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And here are more photos from the Grand Traverse Resort, where the conference occurred:

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I then had the opportunity to attend the OPRA conference in Columbus, OH.  I talked with many providers throughout the state about solutions Therap can provide.

Headed to the conference!

Headed to the conference!

Here is Ken getting us “booth ready!”

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Next I traveled to the Central Illinois DDNA conference to discuss nursing solutions with many providers in the state.  Here is a poster that our awesome Design team put together just for this conference!

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Next I head to Waukesha, WI to exhibit at the WADSA conference.  I hope to see you there!  If I have not been in your area recently, give me a call!  I would be happy to stop by and visit with you about how Therap can improve efficiency at your agency!

Have a great weekend!

Michelle :)

By |2016-11-03T09:56:37+00:00November 6th, 2015|Categories: Michelle Saunders|Tags: , , , , , , , |Comments Off on The Past Couple of Weeks: Michigan, Ohio, Illinois and Wisconsin (and 2500 miles!!)

Sign up for User Groups in the Central States!

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Your Central States team!

Therap’s Central States team will be hosting User Groups in several states (see below) over the next couple of months.  User groups are a great time to hear about enhancements and new items in Therap, state specific information, ask questions of Therap staff and network with other Therap users in your area for feedback on use and ideas on how to improve use of the Therap system.

There is no cost associated with these groups. These User Groups are hosted via webinar.  The agenda for each User Group will be shared about one week in advance with attendees.

All Therap Users in each respective state are invited to attend these scheduled meetings.  Please send specific questions or topics you would like addressed in these meetings to: central@therapservices.net

These meetings will take approximately one hour.
Illinois – 10/19 at 10:00am – https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/8913885171774841089

Missouri – 10/19 at 2:00pm – https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/5749311486640209921

Minnesota – 10/26 at 10:00am – https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/7187543064515413505

Iowa – 10/26 at 2:00pm – https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/1323276907051200001

Indiana – 11/9 at 10:00am CST/11am EST – https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/7613898489394886145

Wisconsin – 11/9 at 2:00pm – https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/7590236999165161217

 

We look forward to visiting with you!

Michelle :)

 

By |2016-11-03T09:56:38+00:00September 30th, 2015|Categories: Michelle Saunders|Tags: , , , , , , |Comments Off on Sign up for User Groups in the Central States!

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?

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!

You’ve trained HOW MANY people this month?

Calvin has been busy Theraping across the Central states, sharing his knowledge and training many new agencies and employees.  I talked with Calvin this morning at our training for Clarity Care in Wisconsin and he told me that he has trained 1,747 people to use Therap this month alone!  This includes direct care staff, supervisors, managers, nurses, administrators, etc.

This picture shows how important it is to Calvin that each agency has a great experience with learning how to use the Therap system:

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Today, we trained at the Marshfield Library.  We were in the basement, which also had several displays on “The Birds of Wisconsin.”  Here are a few pictures:

 

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Michelle :)

 

 

 

By |2016-11-03T09:56:40+00:00March 31st, 2015|Categories: Michelle Saunders|Tags: , , |Comments Off on You’ve trained HOW MANY people this month?