Attending HIMSS 2013 in New Orleans

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This week I am at the HIMSS 2013 Conference in New Orleans.  It’s a fascinating experience for me in many ways.

Firstly, this is the place to be to learn about Health Information technology and its related fields.  There are hundreds of educational sessions and I seem to be learning things all the time.

Secondly, it’s a huge conference, and the first one I have been to in quite some time where I was not either running the conference or exhibiting.  It’s really interesting to view things from the attendee perspective and hopefully I’ll pick up some tips we can use to make our conferences even better.

FInally, for now, the Exhibit Hall […]

By |2015-02-14T11:59:15-05:00March 5th, 2013|Categories: Hardware, HIMSS|Tags: , |0 Comments

Certified Trainer Series of Webinars!

Be sure to check out this series of webinars. It’s your chance to listen to and ask questions of, experienced Therap users who are out there changing the world.

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Also visit the Certified Trainers’ Blog.

Have you submitted any Care Plans yet

Nursing & Electronic Health Records

Special Interest Groups

Having spent a couple of days in Albuquerque, I have been thinking about and talking about Care Plans quite a bit.

What makes the module really exciting for me is the idea of a high quality, moderated library of care plans.

This will only work though with your help, so dig out those care plans and start submitting them to our library.

Note: They will only show up there when we have approved them.

For instructions on submitting care plans, click here.

If you have any questions, let me know.

Don’t forget to come and discuss care plans in our Special Interest Group

:: Justin ::

More progress in New Mexico

Video on eCHAT Preview for New Mexico


I spent the last couple of days in New Mexico working with them on the latest updates to the eCHAT (Electronic Comprehensive Health Assessment Tool) and the upcoming state-wide implementation of General Event Reports. The next set of updates are going to be very exciting. We’ll have some functionality and data changes based on what we have learned so far and look to be taking advantage of Individual Unification to provide some very cool sharing capabilities.

Based on the work we did, providers in New Mexico should look forward to receiving extra guidance in using the eCHAT, using Health Tracking, and transferring individuals in the next week or so.

It is very exciting […]

By |2016-11-03T04:24:02-05:00September 20th, 2011|Categories: New Mexico|Tags: , , , |0 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 […]

Therap 9.0 Preview Webinar

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Justin Brockie will present a webinar looking at new features in Therap 9.0.  This will include the new Time Tracking data collection module.  Significant updates to the Medication Administration Record.  Updates in Health Tracking reflecting the move to CCHIT compliance and more.  Please note that a separate webinar will be scheduled for New York specific features that will also be included

Another Look at Therap 9.0

This morning I had the pleasure of being walked through a few of the features that you can expect to see in Therap 9.0

Currently we are targeting April 10th as a release date (as you know, this may well change)

Here’s a quick glimpse

Time Tracking is looking really good.  I am particularly excited abotu the reporting screen: (you can click on the picture to see a full size version)

Screenshot of Time Tracking

If you weren’t at Fishkill and didn’t get a chance to play with this, it’s a generic, timebased data tracker for things like sleep or mood or positioning.

Next up is vital signs.  As part of our move towards CCHIT compliance, we are providing notifications if […]

By |2015-02-22T05:00:03-05:00March 28th, 2011|Categories: CCHIT, Therap 9.0|Tags: , , , , |2 Comments

Therap 8.15 on its way…

We are in the final stages of testing Therap 8.15.  If you have been paying close attention, you will know that our original plan was to have the release tomorrow, however, as often happens in application development, their have been some unexpected hitches in final testing and we are going to put back the release (we hope to have it out this weekend)

There are a whole bunch of things included (this is probably the last major release before Therap 9.0) which I will cover as the week goes on.

As part of our ongoing move towards CCHIT Compliance, we are redesigning the way we track diagnoses.  This will now be much more comprehensive allowing for Axes, start dates, end dates, […]

By |2015-02-22T04:59:28-05:00February 1st, 2011|Categories: Therap 8.15|Tags: , |0 Comments
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