Florida User Group

Therap invites all Florida users to join the upcoming online user group! This thrilling online event is scheduled to be held on 18th June, 2020 at 10:00 AM (EST). The speakers of this virtual event are the adept Therap team members, Maureen “Mo” O’Connell and Tricia Woods. They will be there to answer any technical questions as well as transmit the group’s consensus state needs and requirements to the Therap development team for review. 

This online user group is primarily focused on training users so that they are all able to utilize the beneficial features within the new Individual Demographic Form, IDF (formerly known as the Individual Data Form). This platform will help you develop a comprehensive understanding of the new flow to the IDF. You will learn to fully utilize the new functions within Therap’s online documentation software for greater ease and efficiency in daily documentation.

Register now to secure your spot and learn more about the new Individual Demographic Form (IDF)!

Click here to learn more about what Therap offers in Florida state.

Florida User Group

Therap cordially invites the users of the state of Florida to the upcoming “Florida User Group” that has been scheduled on June 16, 2020 at 10:00 AM (EST). Therap organizes user groups with the purpose to offer the opportunity to virtually meet users from agencies to troubleshoot, network, discuss state and regional issues, and clarify and learn about the latest Therap releases. This event has been designed to introduce the users of Therap to our NEW IDF, Individual Data Form. 

Meet the Presenters

This stimulating event will be presented by our experts from Therap Services team,

  • Maureen “Mo” O’Connell and
  • Tricia Woods

You will get the perfect opportunity to raise any questions or concerns to our experts after the session.

To learn about the New IDF from the experts, register today.

Visit Therap’s Florida state page to know more about us.

**We will start  the meeting 15 minutes prior to assist users with accessibility.

Florida User Group

Therap Services is excited to announce that Florida users are welcome to join the online user group that is going to be held on 11th June, 2020 at 10:00 AM (EST)! Expert team members of Therap, Maureen “Mo” O’Connell and Tricia Woods will be the hosts of this event. Your hosts will provide a comprehensive demonstration of the new IDF as well as conduct an open discussion on the use of Therap application in Florida. 

This online user group has been organized to include Therap users from agencies in the same area who meet virtually to troubleshoot, network, discuss state and regional issues, and clarify and learn about the latest Therap releases. This online user group for Florida users will be the perfect platform to discuss the new Individual Demographic Form (formerly known as Individual Data Form), IDF. The new user interface to the IDF is designed to provide a greater frictionless experience so that utilizing Therap’s online documentation software can be more effortless and efficient for you! 

Register now to learn more about how Therap works in Florida!

Florida Therap Community User Group Meeting

Join our upcoming Florida Therap community user group meeting on November 5 and 6, 2019 at 10:00 am (EST). Our Therap experts Maureen and Tricia will walk you through the webinar and will answer questions that you might have.

Click here to join the webinar on the 5th of November, 2019.

Click here to join the webinar on the 6th of November, 2019.

Discussion includes:

  • Therap new release
  • State updates
  • Q & A

Know the hosts:

Maureen “Mo” O’Connell is a Southeast Business Development Consultant at Therap. She has experience working in the field related to Developmental Disabilities since 2006. She had been a Therap user at her previous workplace. Prior to joining Therap, Maureen had also worked as a Marketing Director which included event planning, fundraising and partnering with the Development Director.

Tricia Woods is a Senior Training & Implementation Specialist at Therap Services who joined back in 2016. Prior to that, she had over 15 years of experience working with Individuals with Developmental and Intellectual Disabilities. Most recently, Tricia was the Director of Health Information and Training for a large Florida provider.

Click here to register for the webinar on the 5th of November, 2019 and click here to register for the webinar on the 6th of November, 2019.

Regional Conference in Estero, Florida is Knocking at Your Door!

Less than a week remaining for Therap Regional Conference in Estero, Florida. The conference will be held on August 1, 2019.

Have you booked your seat yet? The conference is going to be a one-day event full of sessions by Florida Therap experts and it will give you a chance to network with your counterparts from across the state.

The event will be a good place to learn about recent developments in the Therap system, as well as individual support documentation and reporting, electronic health records (EHR) and training management from the technology leader in the developmental disabilities field. The training intensive event will include beginner, intermediate, and advanced level sessions conducted by Therap experts on various Therap modules.

Discussion will include:

  • Scheduling/Electronic Visit Verification (EVV)
  • Billing and Service Utilization Management
  • Mobile Workforce Management
  • Better Goal and Outcome Tracking
  • Incident Management (GER)
  • Person-Centered Planning (ISP)
  • Organizational and Program Performance Tracking
  • Better Health Tracking and Medication Management
  • Data Security and Protection
  • Better Behavior Data

Therap experts Tricia Woods, Nadine Sturgess, and Fayonne Johnson will walk you through the event and will talk about the recent updates of the modules.

Click here to register and be a part of this exciting conference at the Embassy Suites Ft Myers-Estero in Florida!

Visit our state page to know more about what Therap has in store for the state of Florida.

Only a Month Remaining for the Regional Conference in Estero, Florida

Only a month remaining for Therap Regional Conference in Estero, Florida. The conference will be held on August 1, 2019.

Have you booked your seat yet? The conference is going to be a one-day event full of sessions by Florida Therap experts and it will give you a chance to network with your counterparts from across the state.

The event will be a good place to learn about recent developments in the Therap system, as well as individual support documentation and reporting, electronic health records (EHR) and training management from the technology leader in the developmental disabilities field. The training intensive event will include beginner, intermediate, and advanced level sessions conducted by Therap experts on various Therap modules.

Discussion will include:

  • Scheduling/Electronic Visit Verification (EVV)
  • Billing and Service Utilization Management
  • Mobile Workforce Management
  • Better Goal and Outcome Tracking
  • Incident Management (GER)
  • Person-Centered Planning (ISP)
  • Organizational and Program Performance Tracking
  • Better Health Tracking and Medication Management
  • Data Security and Protection
  • Better Behavior Data

Therap experts Tricia Woods, Nadine Sturgess, and Fayonne Johnson will walk you through the event and will talk about the recent updates of the modules. Click here to register and be a part of this exciting conference at Embassy Suites Ft Myers-Estero in Florida!

Visit our state page to know more about what Therap has in store for the state of Florida.

Therap to exhibit at the 20TH Anniversary Family Cafe

Therap Services will be exhibiting at the 20th Anniversary Family Cafe to be held in Orlando, Florida from June 15th – July 31st, 2018. The Annual Family Café brings Floridians with all types of disabilities together for three days of information, training and networking opportunities.

Stop by our booth to talk about how our documentation software will work for people receiving services through the Agency for Persons with Disabilities in Florida.

To know more about what Therap has in store for the state of Florida, visit our state page.

Florida User Group Meeting on March 14, 2018

Therap welcomes its Florida users to a User Group Meeting being held at Goodwill Opportunity Center on March 14 from 10 am to 1 pm (EDT). Therap has a long history of service and excellence in Florida and is used by providers across the state. It is a wonderful opportunity to share new and exciting ideas and practices with other users in your area. Therap team members Maureen O’Connell and Tricia Woods will be at hand to answer technical questions and transmit the group’s consensus state needs and requirements to the Therap development team for review.

Click here to register.

Lunch will be provided for our registered attendees. We look forward to seeing you there!

New Hampshire House Passes First-In-The-Nation Legislation To End Payment of Subminimum Wages To People with Disabilities

New Hampshire House Passes First-In-The-Nation Legislation To End Payment of Subminimum Wages To People with Disabilities

Press  Release,  April 15, 2015
CONCORD, NH – Today the New

Hampshire House of Representatives passed SB 47. New Hampshire becomes the first state in the country to repeal statutes that permit employers to pay persons with disabilities less than the state minimum wage simply because they have a disability. SB 47 received unanimous bipartisan support in both the house and the senate.

“SB 47 is a historic policy statement that reflects the current approach to hiring persons with disabilities that has evolved since the 1940’s in New Hampshire – every person with a disability can be competitively employed with the right supports and right job match,” said Chris Rueggeberg, Policy Director for the New Hampshire Council on Developmental Disabilities. “Paying people with disabilities subminimum wages is not necessary or helpful for them to get a job. They can be hired on their merits and abilities,” added Rueggeberg.

SB 47 prime sponsor Senator Hosmer has hired people with disabilities at his AutoServ business for the past 20 years. “The people I hire improve the whole culture and working atmosphere for all my employees,” said Senator Hosmer. SB 47 repeals outdated statutes and outdated approaches to hiring persons with disabilities that date to 1949.  Employers in New Hampshire no longer pay persons with disabilities a subminimum wage. Sheltered workshops are closed. Disability rights organizations, rehabilitation professionals, persons with disabilities working at competitive wage jobs and their employers, the NH Labor Department, the NH Department of Health and Human Services, and Vocational Rehabilitation and Services for Blind and Visually Impaired in the NH Department of Education all worked to pass SB 47. “I’m very pleased that the House has approved SB 47.  Last year, when I discovered that it is was legal in New Hampshire to pay persons with a disability less than the minimum wage simply because of their disability I introduced legislation to study this issue. The
study committee that I chaired unanimously recommended legislation to ban this practice in New Hampshire, ”  said former State
Representative  Chris Muns.

The New Hampshire Council on Developmental Disabilities is a federally funded state agency that supports public policies and initiatives that remove barriers and promote opportunities in all areas of life. The Council carries out its mission through education, advocacy and the funding of innovative projects that make a difference in people’s lives. Find out more at http://www.nhddc.org.

Non-Profit to Pay $50,000 for HIPAA Violation

Idaho Non-Profit Agrees to Pay $50,000 for HIPAA Violation

By Carlton Purvis

01/03/2013 –Picture of Security ManagementIn a first of its kind settlement, a non-profit medical facility in Idaho will pay the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) $50,000 for HIPAA violations surrounding potential exposure of patient information.

The settlement is the first involving a breach of electronic protected health information affecting fewer than 500 individuals.

“This action sends a strong message to the health care industry that, regardless of size, covered entities must take action and will be held accountable for safeguarding their patients’ health information.” said OCR Director Leon Rodriguez in an HHS press release published Wednesday.

In February 2010, Hospice of North Idaho (HONI) reported to HHS that an unencrypted laptop containing information on 441 patients was stolen from inside an employee’s car.

An OCR investigation found that HONI had no policies or procedures in regard to mobile device security as required by HIPAA. Additionally, HONI had never done any type of electronic protected health information risk analysis.

The laptop was never recovered.

When a breach impacts more than 500 individuals, companies are required tonotify all major media outlets in their state, as well as the government. A notice is included on the Department of Health and Human Services Web site in accordance with the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act.

For breaches that affect fewer than 500 people, organizations keep a log that is turned in to the Secretary of Health and Human Services annually.

In addition to the fine, the December 28th agreement includes a two-year corrective action plan that mandates that the facility immediately report any future breaches to HHS.

“The theft of the laptop was out of our hands, but the measures we have taken since then to ensure the security and privacy of our patients’ information have been numerous,” Brenda Wild, Hospice of North Idaho Board President said in a written statement.

Since the incident, the facility has increased security on any equipment that contains patient information, including encryption and increased password protection, and scheduled security training.

HONI’s staff of more than 100 people is North Idaho’s only inpatient hospice facility. The organization serves members of the community regardless of their ability to pay.

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