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Developmental Disabilities Software announces Safe Harbor Self-Certification Compliance

Therap Services Home and Community Based Services Software Meets Online Privacy Protection Requirements.

Therap Services announced its compliance with the U.S.-EU Safe Harbor framework. Therap’s developmental disabilities software complies with HIPAA and Safe Harbor security and privacy requirements for individuals, families, providers and government agencies. The self-certification includes Therap Services on the list of participating organizations for the Safe Harbor Framework, which is developed by the U.S. Department of Commerce.

Therap’s Home and Community Based Services software has certified that it adheres to the Safe Harbor Privacy Principles of notice, choice, onward transfer, security, data integrity, access, and enforcement. The development of the Safe Harbor framework is a result of the European Commission’s Directive on Data Protection. This Directive prohibits the transfer of personal data to non-European Union countries that do not meet EU standards for privacy protection.

Therap Services Developmental Disability Software ensures privacy and security in the storage and transmission of information. Case management information entered by service providers and government agencies regarding incident reports, medication administration records, or individual service plans for a person with intellectual disabilities receive reliable and secure access over the Internet. Therap’s patented software gives HCBS agencies the ability to specify caseloads and roles of authorization.

Richard Robbins, Therap C.E.O said, “European based agencies can use Therap’s system with the comfort that our security and data protection is in compliance with the Safe Harbor regulations.”

Therap’s HIPAA, ARRA and HITECH compliant Developmental Disabilities software applications are widely used in home and community-based services (HCBS) and other ID/DD provider settings for documentation, communication and reporting. The web based system by Therap provides person centered planning and assists with case management and eligibility assessments for support providers and state organizations working with developmental disabilities. Secure applications offered by Therap include individual support modules such as incident reports, medication administration records (MAR), behavior tracking, case management, individual service plans and goal tracking, health records, supported employment notes, nursing notes and progress notes among others. Therap also offers staff support for employee training management by certified trainers, individual budgeting and work scheduling as well as billing solutions including service authorizations, attendance and Medicaid claim tracking modules.

Adventures in Nepal!

What a trip! Paragliding, rafting, cable car riding, lots of sight seeing and of-course our first ‘truck’ ride….

Last week, Naim and I went on a 5 day trip to Nepal, with Pushpita, her husband and 4 other friends. The excitement started just about 45 minutes after we took off from Dhaka, we could see the great Himalayan Mountain Range from the top!

Nepal is a beautiful country with the mountains following you everywhere you go. We landed at the Tribhuvan International Airport at 4PM and set off for Pokhara which was a 5 hour drive through the mountains. But when we were half way through, our car broke down on the mountainous roads! We had to hop onto a local truck in the middle of the night to get to a restaurant. We waited there till a new car came to pick us.

After reaching the hotel at 3 AM we tucked in fast to wake up early in the morning. The view of the mountains from our hotel room was splendid! We caught the first rays of the sun falling on the white mountain tops… it was breathtaking!

The Annapurna Range

We then drove around Pokhara to see explore the temples, the Seti River Gorge and the Gurkha Military Museum.

With Naim at a Hindu temple.

Pushpita stayed back to cycle around the town and then spent the afternoon by the Fewa Lake.

Pushpita at the Fewa Lake.

The Fewa Lake

We spent the evening at the Peace Pagoda in Pokhara, which was situated at the top of a mountain. We watched the mountain tops go bright orange as the sun went down……

The Peace Pagoda


Sunset - Peace Pagoda

The next day our adventurous side started to get impatient! We went to Sarangkot for Paragliding! We flew with the birds that morning, the feeling is beyond description…. We went over the mountains and the Fewa Lake and landed after 30 mins.



Naim getting ready for his flight!

I'm flying!!!!


Pushpita taking off!

Right after that, we drove to upper Seti River to start rafting! Now THAT was DANGEROUS!!! (at least that’s what the instructor said). None of us had done anything like that before and I don’t know how to swim! The raft bumped against the rocks and rushed through the rapids like a small plastic ball while we rowed with all our might. We couldn’t stop talking about it till the end of our trip!

At the Rafting spot.


Away we went!

All this adventure made us hungry enough for the traditional Nepali Thali… a plateful of rice and papad (dry crispy bread) with spinach, curry, yogurt, pickles and a few other items to have them with.

Nepali Thali

The next day we went to Sarangkot again, to see the sunrise but the weather was not in our favor. We could see glimpses of the Fishtail Peak through the clouds… We set off for Dhulikhel, Kathmandu later that day. On the way, we stopped at Manakamana and took a cable car ride to the peak of the mountains. It was super exciting!

In the cable car.

After reaching Dhulikhel that night, we realised that it was the perfect way to end a trip full of adventures. The resort where we stayed was a quiet retreat, high up in the mountains. We could relax, enjoy the view and recollect all the eventful memories….


Dhulikhel Lodge Resort

Before our flight the next morning, we walked through the streets of this old town and explored the temples and pagodas.

A temple in the old town.

Our last stop before the end of the journey was the Patan Durbar Square that had beautiful temples and monuments built around 250 B.C.

Patan Darbar Square

At the center of the square!

I would say we got the true essence of Nepal’s culture and origins from here. We came back to Dhaka later that night with priceless memories and experiences gathered over the last five days. We definitely look forward to travelling to Nepal again.

By |2011-11-15T07:59:26+00:00November 15th, 2011|Categories: Labiba's Posts|Comments Off on Adventures in Nepal!

CSE Carnival at Shahjalal University of Science and Technology, Sylhet.

Just spent a wonderful weekend at Sylhet where Naimul Huda, Misbah, Syduzzaman and I attended the CSE Carnival at Shahjalal University of Science and Technology (SUST). Therap attended a 3-day long Job Fair there and also participated at an hour long seminar, presenting Therap to the students. The entire event was put together by the students of the CSE Society at SUST. The Carnival also hosted a Programming Contest and a Software Exposition where participants from universities all over Bangladesh came to demonstrate their projects.

Day one, after an hour of banner pulling and tape cutting, we had finally set the stall up for the fair!

Putting up the banners....

Putting up the banners....

Almost done with the stall setup.

We then attended the inaugration ceremony where the Vice-Chancellor officially started the fair. This was followed by a speech from the honorable Chairman of the CSE Department, Md. Zafar Iqbal.

... and the Carnival begins!

Anondo Rally

Misbah and Syduzzaman who are also from the same university, enthusiastically spent the rest of the day at the stall discussing job prospects at Therap with the students of SUST.

Students gathering at the stall.

On the second day of the carnival, the university hosted a seminar to give us a platform to introduce the company to a large group of students. Here, Naimul Huda presented to CSE graduates, telling them about our company’s work environment, current projects and future prospects. He was then showered with questions and feedback from the graduates which makes us believe that the seminar was a success!

Naim speaking at the seminar....

The third day was more of staying at the stall for Syduzzaman and Misbah, but they took turns and snuck out of the stall to see what projects were exhibited at the Expo.

This event gave us the opportunity to get aquainted to many students and teachers from universites outside Dhaka and other key people in the industry. We look forward to having more team members from this university and hope to attend future events hosted by the them. We wish the students at SUST all the very best!

By |2016-11-03T11:10:56+00:00September 25th, 2011|Categories: Labiba's Posts|Comments Off on CSE Carnival at Shahjalal University of Science and Technology, Sylhet.

Individuals for Training Materials :: Naming Convention Revised

As we produce userguides and training materials to help users learn to use our system effectively, we are often required to show snapshots of various forms in Therap applications. For this we need to create made-up data on imaginary individuals. We are now starting to use combinations of First Names and Last Names provided in the following websites:



The information and people shown in the training materials are all fictitious and we do not disclose the real data stored in our secure HIPAA compliant system.

By |2011-09-06T06:24:28+00:00September 6th, 2011|Categories: Labiba's Posts|Tags: , , , , , , |Comments Off on Individuals for Training Materials :: Naming Convention Revised

A quick guide to the enhancements in Therap 9.1

To help users get acquainted with the changes we have brought in Therap 9.1, we have put together a quick guide with all the Administrative and User specific features that we have enhanced. Here is a list of the topics that we have covered:

  • Administration Specific Enhancements
    • Individual Intake
    • User Privilege
    • Administrative Roles
    • Administrator of the Agency
    • Agency Wide Roles
    • Common Roles and SComm Roles
    • Create New Super Role
    • Create New User
    • Resetting Passwords
    • Edit Shared Contact
    • Discontinue Custom Field

  • User Specific Enhancements
    • Individual Data
    • Allergy Profile
    • Configure Notification Profile
    • Compose SComm message
    • T-Log Search
    • ISP Data Search

Click on the following link for details on these changes:


Do send us you feedback on our system and our support materials!



By |2016-11-03T11:10:58+00:00August 11th, 2011|Categories: Labiba's Posts, Therap 9.1|Tags: , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on A quick guide to the enhancements in Therap 9.1

MAR Updates in Therap 9.0!

With the release of Therap 9.0, the following new MAR features will be included for our users:

1. Users can now precisely schedule a medication using our new Medication Schedules section in the Medication History form with advanced options like ‘Day of the week’, ‘Every Alternate Day’ etc. If the ‘Frequency’, ‘Starting From’ date and the ‘Schedule Time’ of a Scheduled medication is entered into the Medication History form, the corresponding cells in the MAR will automatically be colored green.

2. To re-schedule an already scheduled medication users can simply click on the corresponding cells on the Medication Administration Record Configuration page. These changes will reflect on Medication Administration Record Data page.

3. PRN and Other medications can now be entered just by clicking on the Record Administration link at the top-right corner of the respective sections. All non-scheduled (PRN and Other) medications administered appears as a list in the respective sections.

4. A new Due Medication option has been added to the MAR module where users can quickly access a list of medications they need to administer on a specific day. This new feature will also list Overdue Medications – highlighting medications that have not been administered by the users, in due time.

5. After the Medication Administration Record has been successfully approved users will now be able to open the form in configuration mode by clicking on the Open This Form in Configuration Mode link.

By |2016-11-03T11:10:59+00:00May 12th, 2011|Categories: Labiba's Posts|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on MAR Updates in Therap 9.0!

TMS – New report options!

We are working to add more new features and enhancements to the Training Management System (TMS) based on your Feedback. As a part of that, we will be releasing the following new options:

The ‘Class Due / Overdue Report’ will now have the option for you to choose if you want details on only those users who are under your Supervision.

Now you can also generate reports that will show the Certificates’ Training Hours.

Do keep sending us your comments and feedback on the new Training Management System!


By |2016-11-03T11:11:00+00:00October 29th, 2010|Categories: Labiba's Posts|Tags: , , |Comments Off on TMS – New report options!

Billing Links will be updated in the upcoming version of Therap!

The FirstPage and Dashboard links for the Billing and Attendance modules will be updated in Therap 8.8! For your convenience we have included a list with the names of the new links against the old.

i) Billing Data Section

Billing Data Input – Click on the ‘New’ to enter Billing Data.

Billing Record – The ‘Search’ link will allow you to search for Billing Data.

Billing Summary Report – To generate a Billing Summary Report, click on the ‘Summary’ link.

Billing Detail Report – The Detail Report can be generated using the ‘Detail’ link under the new ‘Report’ section.

Generate from ISP Data – Click on the ‘ISP Billing’ link to generate Billing Data from ISP Data.

ii) Professional Claim

New Claim – Click on the ‘New’ link to generate a new claim.

Send Claim – To send claims, click on the ‘Send’ link.

Utilization Report – To generate the Utilization Report click on the ‘Utilization’ link under the new ‘Report’ section.

Transaction Record – The ‘Transaction Search’ link will allow users to search for Transaction Records.

Remittance Voucher Search – Click on the ‘Remittance Search’ link to search for Remittance Vouchers.

iii) Institutional Claim

New Claim Generator – Click on the ‘New’ link to be able to generate a new claim.

Send Claim – The ‘Send’ link will allow users to send claims.

Transaction Record – The ‘Transaction Search’ link will allow users to search for Transaction Records.


Attendance Data Input – Click on the ‘New’ link to enter Attendance Data.

Attendance Record – The ‘Search’ link will allow you to search for Attendance Data.

We hope these changes will be helpful to you. Please feel free to share your comments with us.


By |2016-11-03T11:11:02+00:00January 13th, 2010|Categories: Labiba's Posts|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Billing Links will be updated in the upcoming version of Therap!

Create your own Shared Contact Types!

Provider Administrators can now create new Shared Contact types, by clicking on the new ‘Shared Contact Type’ link available in the ‘Custom Field/Shared Contact’ area on the Provider Administrator FirstPage.

Also, users will be able to include all shared contact types on the Health Tracking Appointments page, and not just the medical contacts (Physician/Dentist).


By |2009-12-23T14:23:56+00:00December 23rd, 2009|Categories: Labiba's Posts|Tags: , |Comments Off on Create your own Shared Contact Types!