My big news of the month includes a major job change.  I moved from being the statewide training coordinator at our state DDSD and am now the Director of a Family Living Agency called At Home Advocacy.  The best part of this change is that I now get daily interaction with the individuals we support.  Working at the state level, I didn’t get to see or work with individuals very often.

My new agency uses Therap for a number of things at the administrative level: e-CHAT, some custom forms, medication history, GER, etc…  I am excited about the possibility of getting our family living providers using the system directly.  Many of them have internet in the home but not all so there are some barriers.  We are everywhere with how people handle their daily progress notes – some handwrite them, some type them, some use our electronic form – some hand deliver them to the office, some fax them, some scan them and email them.

I’m hoping we can start using T-logs for the daily progress note.  How wonderful will that be when our family providers no longer have to deliver paper to the office (via car, fax or other)!  Now the road ahead of me includes convincing them why this is a benefit to them and teaching everyone how to use the system.  Exciting days ahead…