Health Plus: Managing a Complete EHR in Therap

Therap Services is pleased to announce the upcoming webinar on “Health Plus: Managing a Complete EHR in Therap” that is scheduled on June 09, 2020 at 02:00 PM (ET).

This webinar will give you an overview of Therap’s Health Tracking features such as Individual Care Plan, Order, Comprehensive Health Assessment Tool (eCHAT), and more. Additionally, you will learn the right use of the module to record information for the individuals that you support.

Know the Presenters

Milagros “Mimi” Roche joined Therap in 2016 as a Bilingual Training Specialist and is located in Waterbury, CT. Mimi has had over 10 years of experience working in the field of Development and Intellectual disabilities prior to joining Therap. She has worked as an Employment Specialist, Residential Instructor and Supervisor.

Elizabeth Stanton is a Training and Implementation Specialist of the he Therap Services team who joined in 2020. Liz has previous experience working with a large provider in New York State for 16 years; holding various roles, with the most recent being the Therap Administrator for 8 years.

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EHR helping people with developmental disabilities

Here is an interesting article by the EHR Institute on ‘How Electronic Health Records Aid People with Developmental Disabilities’.

According to this article, having all information regarding an individual in one place by adopting electronic health record (EHR) technology will surely lead to better care and eliminate errors caused by existing paper-based processes. It also underlines that agencies supporting people with developmental disabilities have to deal with a broad range of issues and regulations, and as such, the EHR should provide “a comprehensive solution that collects every piece of data in an organization’s workflow”.

The author stresses that developmental disability software or EHR vendors must pay attention to the complexity of their organization’s processes. A support facility may offer multiple programs ranging from employment services to family support services and much more and it is necessary for an EHR system to have both breadth and depth to support these programs.

The article cites a 2009 report by APS Healthcare, which lists several benefits that can be gained from EHR/health IT technology:

  • Ability o to access all necessary information regarding an individual from a single source/access point
  • Transparency of information across stakeholders
  • Customers’ ability to access information

The author suggests that automated health IT/EHR systems are especially relevant for the developmental disabilities community because individuals are often supported by different care facilities and group homes at different times and moving from place to place makes it difficult to keep track of services provided. In this scenario, web-based systems provide the optimum solution.

EHR functionalities mentioned in the article include health care management systems, alerts to providers such as, appointment reminders and documentation requirements and administrative support.

Can you think of a system that seems to fit the description above? I’ll give you a clue – it starts with a ‘T’. :)

The Therap system is comprehensive – its software modules are designed to support agencies providing home and community-based services (HCBS) to people with different types of developmental disabilities including autism, down syndrome, seizure disorders and cerebral palsy. It supports electronic incident reports, medication error reports, behavior tracking, individual service plans, goal tracking, health records, medication administration records, case management and eligibility assessment (and more!). The system also provides administrative support for employee training management, work scheduling and also, for billing and claim tracking.

Suitable for day programs, residential services, supported living and community support programs, these solutions are widely used by independent private providers, serving in single or multiple locations within one or more states, as well as state agencies responsible for managing funding and oversight.

Therap is web-based – it provides for decentralized data entry, information access and transparency. They secure and HIPAA compliant. While it can be accessed from anywhere at any time, it ensures the information doesn’t fall in the hands of unauthorized personnel.

Supports essential functionalities – Therap modules support all helpful features mentioned in the article such as alerts, appointment reminders, documentation requirements and administrative support.

So, will it be a stretch to call Therap the ultimate developmental disabilities EHR? :-)

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