DRAFT Release Notes
for Version 8.0

We are pleased to bring to you Version 8.0 of the Therap system.
As the most significant update this year, Version 8.0 will include
industry leading technologies and innovative features that will greatly
improve the performance and flexibility of the system.

The release is scheduled for Saturday, October 11, 2008. Please
note that as we update the system, the application will be unavailable
from

10:00
pm EDT on Fri Oct 10, 2008 to about 8:00 am EDT on Sat Oct 11, 2008.

Here is an outline of the major updates in Version 8.0:

Fingerprint
Login

  • You can now login to Therap applications using your fingerprint
    instead of passwords.
  • Therap is using BIO-key International’s award winning
    fingerprint biometric matching technology for identity and security
    management. This feature is easier and more convenient to use, and
    unlike passwords which can be lost, forgotten or stolen, it offers
    greater accuracy in establishing a person’s identity.
  • Provider Administrators (PAs) are able to assign fingerprint
    login option to user accounts using the ‘Fingerprint Enrollment’
    section available on their FirstPage.
  • Users can also add fingerprint enrollment option to their own
    account.
  • Users can now change their passwords using their fingerprints
    for verification instead of their old passwords.
  • You can add two fingerprints for enrolment into a single
    account.

Document
Scanning

  • Documents and files can now be scanned and attached to
    different Therap modules.
  • Users will find a ‘Scan’ link wherever there is an attachment
    option in the Therap system. This will allow scanning the document and
    directly attaching it to the Therap form in ‘.jpg’ format, without
    having to first save the file in your PC.

Medication
Administration Records (MAR)- Beta Release

  • With the new MAR module, users will be able to track when a
    medication has been administered to an individual along with any
    comments.
  • On the MAR, all current medications for the individual appear
    on a monthly grid. Users can specify each medication’s scheduled times.
    Medications can then be administered as per schedule and recorded
    during each shift.
  • Monthly MAR reports can be generated and exported to PDF and
    Excel formats. This will include information such as Medication Name,
    Serving Time, Administered By, and Comments among others.
  • Users can print a blank copy of the monthly MAR grid or a
    filled-in grid as needed.

Personal
Finance- Beta Release

  • Therap has introduced a new Personal Finance module to allow
    tracking of financial transactions for an individual. With this module,
    users will be able to create accounts for an individual and track
    transactions within those accounts.
  • Users will be able to enter Deposits to an account, track
    Expenses and also specify the type of card used for that transaction.
  • For expenses, users will further be able to specify for which
    item, quantity, and unit, the transaction was made.
  • Files such as Transaction Receipts can be attached to a
    transaction.
  • Periodic reports can be generated for all accounts of an
    individual. The reports will contain details on the initial balance of
    the account, all deposits and expenses made, transaction dates, and
    running balances, among others. Reports can also be generated in PDF
    and Excel formats.

Breakdown
of Provider Administrator (PA) Functions

  • The Provider Administrator (PA) functions have now been broken
    down into different categories called ‘Admin Capabilities’. 
  • The capabilities can be assigned to different users within an
    agency. PAs can view lists of staff members and the capabilities that
    they have been assigned.
  • Regular users with admin capabilities will find a ‘Switch to
    Administration mode’ link on their FirstPage. They can do their
    administrative tasks by switching to this mode.
  • Tasks performed by staff members in administration mode can be
    tracked by PAs using Activity Tracking.

ISP
Global Template Library

  • Using the ISP Global Template Library feature, ISP Program
    Templates can now be shared among different agencies.
  • To be able to publish templates in the global library, Provider
    Administrators (PAs) need to send a request to Therap Customer Support.
    Templates can only be published if Therap has set the privilege for
    your agency. Users with the ‘ISP Library Approve’ role will then be
    able to publish ISP Templates from their local library to the global
    library.
  • To be able to import templates from the global library, PAs
    first need to set the ‘Import from Global ISP Template Library’ option
    from the Provider Preference section. Users with the ‘ISP Library
    Approve’ role will then be able to import the global ISP Template.
  • Before publishing and importing templates staff members need to
    accept the terms and conditions of the User Agreement of the ISP Global
    Template Library.  
  • Users can rank each template in the global library.
  • Users can associate keywords with each template and also add
    comments.
  • An imported template can be customized and applied to different
    individuals based on an individual’s needs.
  • ISP Templates in the global library can only be discontinued by
    Therap.

ISP
Program Enhancements

  • Users can now generate
    ISP Programmatic Reports with Trial
    Counts, Percentages or both.
  • Users can also choose to leave out the Deviation from Baseline
    and Deviation from Previous scores from the Programmatic Reports.
  • Once ISP Programs are approved, certain fields such as tasks,
    number of times of data collection, and the scoring methods among other
    fields can not be changed. You now have the ability to discontinue
    approved ISP Programs and copy them to create new ISP Programs with the
    same information. You can then make the necessary changes and collect
    data for the new ISP Program. These ISP Programs are referred to as
    ‘linked’ ISP Programs in the system.
  • All ISP Programs that are linked to an ISP Program will appear
    on top of the form.
  • When generating reports users can choose to include linked ISP
    Programs as well.
  • When discontinuing an ISP Program staff members are required to
    enter the reason for discontinuation.
  • When ISP Programs are updated, users will now find an ‘Update
    History’ link at the top of the ISP Program. Previously all archived
    ISP Programs could only be searched from the Archived Data section.
  • Reason for deletion has also been made required when deleting
    ISP Programs and ISP Program Data.
  • ISP Program Data now has a PDF format with a Signature Sheet.

ISP
Plan Enhancements

  • ISP Plans now have an Acknowledgement Report.
  • Each Valued Outcome in the ISP Plan can now be linked with
    multiple ISP Programs.
  • The look and feel of ISP Plans have been enhanced. A new ‘Jump
    to’ feature has also been added to each section for easy navigation.
  • When ISP Plans are updated, deleted or discontinued reasons are
    now required.

General
Event Reports (GER) Enhancements

  • Therap now complies with Jonathan’s Law in the following way:
    • Provider Administrators (PAs) can choose who will be
      reported for Reportable (Medium), Serious Reportable (High), or
      Abuse/Neglect type of GERs.
    • In the individual’s IDF, you can now define if
      Guardians/Parents will be notified for Reportable, Serious Reportable,
      or Abuse/Neglect GERs.
    • Names of staff members can be removed from the OMR 147 New
      York State form if Reportable/Serious Reportable incident is reported.

  • Agencies in Washington can now generate data for the Washington
    State Form Assessment section from GER. This includes information on
    Initial Assessment, Injury Severity, Final Assessment, and Comments.
  • You can now use the ‘Next’ and ‘Previous’ links available at
    the bottom of GERs to move from one GER to the next from a list.
  • After making changes to a GER, you can now send the GER via
    SComm directly from the success message page. Previously you had to
    reopen the GER to send it via SComm. 
  • A new field ‘Describe what happened before the event’ has been
    added to GERs.
  • You can now search by Witness Name on the Witness Report Search
    page.

Secure
Communications (SComm) Enhancements

  • Forms and reports that are independent of a program can now be
    sent via SComm. This includes Health Care Reports, Clinician Reports,
    Programmatic Reports, Immunizations and IPOPs. The Individual Data Form
    (IDF) has also been added to this category.
  • A direct link to Custom Folders now appears in the Secure
    Communications area on the FirstPage. This will show a total count of
    unread SComms for the different folders. The counts can also be viewed
    separately for each folder.

Billing
Enhancements

  • Billing Data can now be generated from ISP Program Data.
    Billable units for a day are automatically calculated based on the
    duration of service given for the ISP Program. Authorized users will be
    able to generate Billing Data from available ISP Program Data.
  • A new ‘Expired Status’ column has been added on the ‘Service
    Authorization Search’ page to show which service authorizations are
    currently active and which have expired.
  • Users will now be able to track Comments on a Service
    Authorization form.
  • A new Service Authorization can now be created by copying the
    information from a Discontinued Service Authorization.
  • Two new search fields have been added on the Service
    Authorization Search page: ISP Program Name and ISP Program Form ID.
  • After creating a claim, users will now get the option to create
    a new claim from the success message page. 
  • The system now supports the HCFA-1500 claim form.
  • ‘Claim Frequency Type Code’ has now been added in Claim Search
    and Search Claims to Send pages.
  • A confirmation message has now been added before discontinuing
    or deleting Service Authorization and deleting Billing Provider.
  • You can now remove unpaid service lines from partially paid
    claims. Partially paid claims can now be edited and sent for Void or
    Replacement.

T-Log
Enhancements

  • T-Logs can now be searched by the ‘Summary’ of the T-Log entry.
  • The T-Log List page now has a new look and feel. Columns and
    contents have been rearranged for better readability.
  • Users who need to search for T-Logs within the last 90 days can
    use the ‘fast search’ option. This feature includes an enhanced search
    mechanism that quickly returns the search results.

Other
Enhancements

  • IPOPs now have Acknowledge and Worklist links on FirstPage.
    Users can also view Acknowledgement Reports on a specific IPOP as
    required.
  • All Health Tracking forms now show ‘Approved By’ and ‘Last
    Updated By’ information at the top of the form.
  • In Immunization records two new fields have been added:
    ‘Method’ for vaccination and ‘Vaccinator’. The Vaccine list has also
    been updated with a more extensive list of vaccines.
  • The Seizures form now includes an option for users to enter
    ‘Staff Action’. New descriptions have also been added to
    the
    ‘Description’ list.
  • When generating a Health Care Report users can now select all
    Health Tracking modules.

Training

  • Context sensitive help has been added to General Event Reports
    (GERs). You will find help icons on the top right corner of every
    section on GERs. You can click on these icons to find answers to your
    questions. 
  • You will also find new Quick Guides on Jonathan’s Law,
    Fingerprint Login, Assigning Admin Capabilities, and ISP Global
    Template Library.
  • 3D Training Game “DSP on Planet Ehtpar” version 0.2.0 has
    recently been released. In this exciting game you will find:
    • Additional levels on T-Logs, Notification, and Health
      Tracking.
    • Additional exciting mini-games based on Speed Boat Ride and
      Photo Matching.
    • Innovative approach to training that teaches better
      documentation and communication within agencies.
    • Effective technical improvements with updated graphics and
      sounds.