We were talking about Facilities Management and came up with some interesting ideas about how you could handle some of the following:

  • Fire Safety Checklists
  • Safety inspections
  • Vehicle inspections
  • Vehicle Maintenance
  • Maintenance checklists
  • Property or Vehicle incidents
  • lots of other non-individual-related stuff

The idea (being used by PrimeCare in Connecticut) goes something like this:

  1. Create a new program called something like “Facilities Management”
  2. Within the program create an individual for each program (eg 1st Street Group Home, etc)
  3. Create a bunch of ISP Templates for each of the forms above
  4. Assign the ISP templates to each of the individuals as ISP Programs
  5. For each standard (“CL:”) caseload, add the individual as an individual

Now each member of staff can go and fill out the appropriate forms (and T-Logs and GERs) for their program without them being made readily available to state/county case managers and families (unless you want them to).  You could also get a report on (for example) vehicle inspections across your agency.  Groovy huh?!

On the face of things I think this looks like an absolutely tremendous idea.  My major concern is that sometimes when you try to do something a little funky like this where you are engaging in “off label” use of a Therap Application.  There can be side effects that you don’t want. So far I haven’t thought of any yet though.

What do you think?  I would love so more ideas and discussions on why you would or wouldn’t do something like this.

:: Justin ::