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Coming Soon :: Changes to Abuse/Neglect/Exploitation roles

Along with the changes we will be making to the GER User Interface this summer, we are also changing the way that we handle the role which controls access to GERs with an allegation of abuse, neglect, or exploitation.

A N E Profile

This role is currently an agency wide one.  This means that it is assigned on the User Profile and once given it, the user can access such GERs for anyone they have access to.

A N E Super Role

We are changing it to being a Caseload based role so that it is assigned as part of a super role.  This will give you finer […]

By |2017-05-04T14:27:14-05:00May 4th, 2017|Categories: General Event Reports, Therap 2017.2|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Coming Soon :: Changes to Abuse/Neglect/Exploitation roles

Already Here :: GER Event Category Rule

DASHBOARD - GER Event Rules

This is actually a feature that we released a few months ago (part of getting ready for the new GER) but I have spoken to a number of people that weren’t aware of it, so I thought that this would be a good opportunity for us to review.

If you have used GERs for any length of time you will have received a message letting you know that a given event type needs to have a certain notification level.  You may well have wondered “What are the rules for which event types?” or “Can I configure those rules to match my agency policies and state regulations?”.

[author’s note:  I really […]

By |2017-04-28T12:08:30-05:00April 28th, 2017|Categories: General Event Reports, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Already Here :: GER Event Category Rule

GERs in Montana

Montana's Official Website

Due to recent changes in Montana’s Incident Management policies, users in Montana no longer need to use the Montana State Form Popup (in fact, we have now removed it).

Make sure that you check the new guidance here to be sure that you are choosing the right categories.

All of the Incident Management reated policies and forms are available on the State of Montana Website.

:: Justin ::

By |2016-11-03T04:23:40-05:00April 11th, 2013|Categories: Montana|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on GERs in Montana

Thinking about wording in GERs

As I am sure you all know, words are very important, especially in our corner of the world.

Last year, we even say the updating of ICD-9 to recognise more current thinking.

Now, we are looking at the wording with in the “Restraint Related to Behavior” and “Restraint Other”.  The word “restraint” is quite understandably a very emotive one, bringing with it reminders of a shameful past.  However, it is used in many states to refer to practices that are used appropritely and safely.  

We would like to replace the word restraint and some of the related terms within those sections.  Obviously where we have state forms, those forms will continue to use the state wording.

I hope to present alternative language […]

By |2015-02-14T12:03:41-05:00February 22nd, 2012|Categories: General Event Reports|Tags: , , |6 Comments

The answer to abuse is transparency and accountability

Over the past months, and again this week, there have been awful, frightening stories coming out of the New York State developmental disability system, and in particular their institutions.

These stories have been highlighted by the New York Times and I would encourage you to go and read them, even though you won’t enjoy the experience.

There is no doubt in my mind, based on a lifetime of experience working both in institutional, community, and family based settings supporting people with diabilites that institutions by their very design are, at best, an inappropriate model for supporting people with disabilities.  However, while the environment undoubtedly contributed to the horrors in these stories, I really don’t think it is the sole casue.

The problem […]

New search enhancements in Therap 8.14.18

Screenshot of Account Settings

With our update today, we have added some enhancements to the searches for T-Logs and General Event Reports.

You can now decide which of your staff you want to be able to look at data which is more than 13 months old.  You can see the “Enable Search beyond 13 Months” option in the User Profile screenshot above.  This switch is defaulted to “No”, if you would like to give any particular staff the ability to search beyond 13 months, just change that flag to “Yes” in their profile.

We have also added a requirement that for searches beyond three months, an individual’s name is specified.

As we move on we hope to extend […]

By |2015-02-22T04:57:53-05:00January 20th, 2011|Categories: Therap 8.14|Tags: , , , , , |2 Comments