It has been a very busy past few months. Mosaic is now working on implementing the remaining modules of Therap at all once (with the exception of TMS), which includes Billing and Health. ISP’s are almost done, and a lot of data has been entered. I will be attending the National conference in Kansas City with 2 of my colleagues, where I plan on presenting for 2 different topics – GER Tracking/Trending and TMS/LMS (using them together!). Which brings me to the fact that I have been extremely busy the past few months, and haven’t even started on my presentations! I started using a free web product called Producteev in October and absolutely love it! Anytime someone asks me to do something in person, over phone or email – I create a task and assign a date in Producteev. It even allows me to forward emails and auto-create the task. It reminds me everyday what is due and what is past due, so I have been getting a lot of emails telling me that my presentations are past due. This has been a lifesaver for me, especially since we are now required to clean out email on a frequent basis and not use email as a filing cabinet (which I had done for years). I used to search through my mountain of email to make sure I had everything done and didn’t need to follow-up with anyone. I also use Producteev to schedule recurring tasks like credit card statements and time-cards. Now, if I could just get a break from new requests, I think I can work in some time this next week to get my presentations done. Hope to see you all in KC!
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Life is like a roller-coaster – filled with ups and downs, but has made me who I am. And as another year passes by, I am thankful for the twists and turns that life has thrown my way.
How old would you be if you didn’t know how old you are?
– Satchel Paige
And in the end, it’s not the years in your life that count. It’s the life in your years.
– Abraham Lincoln
Hope you are all having a wonderful fall. I have been especially busy with reporting and Therap data over the past few weeks. This week I’ve been compiling a procedure for family/guardians and outside entities (like pharmacists) to receive access to Therap. What an undertaking! So many questions, so few answers, and I faced the additional challenge of incorporating our IT department’s policies and procedures into this one as well. I’ve used the information gained from prior Therap conferences and webinars to create the process, so hopefully it works with only a few tweaks (I’m sure there will be at least a few)!
Anyone else implemented access for outside entities to Therap? Any tips that you have found? In particular, do you only grant “View Only” access? What about SComm’s – any issues or do you even allow them?
Oh, by the way, I spent a week down in Baja California Sur Mexico in September – thought I would share a pic I took – can’t wait to go back!
Does anyone have suggestions on gathering information on the Fatal Four (seizure, constipation, aspiration & dehydration)? Is there a specific type of report you use or document the information in a certain way for tracking and trending? I’m currently trying to figure out the best way to accomplish this with all of the data in GER’s. Any help would be much appreciated. Thank you!
That’s right, I am now officially married and my name is now Lorelei Glenn, nee Lascko. Hopefully there aren’t very many Lorelei’s out there to cause confusion (I only know a couple myself)!
I would just like to give a big Thank You to Nahar for the Nebraska ICF GER report – this was a joint effort between the State Department of Health, Mosaic, BSDC and Therap that should improve efficiency for both the agencies and the state surveyors. Thanks again!
Did I mention that Therap staff ROCK??? You are all great to work with!
This week’s massive tornado in Oklahoma has affected so many people – my family included. Growing up in Nebraska, I am not shocked to see a tornado at least a few times each year, and know what to do when severe weather threatens. However, as I was reviewing some IDF’s in Therap this morning, it brought to mind the importance of having good, quality data that can be accessed whenever something happens. Many people remember (and still have) the big massive notebooks with all individual information. As we move to Therap, we need to remember that the information in Therap is just as important, if not more important, than the information in physical form. Therap should be the system of record, and information should be as complete and accurate as possible. As I looked at some IDF’s this morning that contained only the name and birthdate, it brought concern that in an emergency situation, their Emergency Data Form would be useless. Being a type 1 diabetic myself, I can’t imagine what would happen to me if no one had my information and I was unable to speak.