Those who know me know I’m a big fan of reports and all things data. I admit, I can be quite geeky. What can I say, I love trending. I love clicking a button and having data pulled, arranged, searched, refined and re-defined in an instant. My brain used to have to take on such a task with multiple charts and reams of paper that other people could easily come and mess up at any given time. I now have a lot of free space in the ol’ noggin and a little extra time to fill up with other things like reading for pleasure or playing this new game kids call “Angry Birds.” (I know it came out a while back but I have been busy filing and protecting my charts from people who’s sole purpose was to mess up my data.) Just saying thanks to the brain(s) who came up with the report library and activity tracking features.
Here is a “top ten” list of reports that are either very useful in measuring benchmarks or ones often requested by agencies with whom I work and why:
Not in Report Library but very helpful:
- Demographic reports – good for grant writing, audits, and census. Quick glance to check if your IDF data is accurate in the system.
- Event report (GER specific) – Reports on approved GERs can be made and fine tuned to include whatever you want including event dates, approval dates, types of events, details, review comments,etc. Great for safety committees and tracking trends across programs.
- ISP data search – allows you to review program info and create an excel report for review prior to billing. Waiver contracted professionals can create invoices and QA can review easily.
- Due Medications – every nurse’s and manager’s friend! The name speaks for itself.
In Report Library:
- Birthday lists by program : It’s simple sure, but there is one in every agency and every department wherever you go.
- Shared contact List : Your virtual Rolodex of doctor’s, dentists and any contacts that the agency uses.
- Individual’s shared contact report is also helpful preparing for audits where professional’s credentials need to be verified.
- T-log read status report : Good to review with programs for accountability.
- Password change and Password expiration: If you have password expirations set up in the system, this report will warn you when the next round of password lock outs will hit. Password expiration reports will tell you users who are not/have not been active in the system.
- User Access reports : Very helpful to see users who are no longer working and make adjustments/audit the admin side of the system. Good for helping prep for audits. For agencies just starting in Therap, this is a good report to print and circulate to make sure all staff are assigned to the right place/individual in the system.
With these reports, as well as others, when accompanied with Activity Tracking and search features in every module, Therap has a very good and useful way of not only seeing data in the system but making it meaningful and flexible. If you have favorites, please share by commenting. Don’t forget to add why you love it.