Deep Thoughts… Agency Quality Evaluation

How do you manage your care? Do you focus on proof points and key performance indicators or do you celebrate person centered planning and the supported individual’s right to dream? I feel a balance of the two is essential in the creation of a successful provider agency!

Therap is definitely a key contributor to the management of care for all supported individuals. Many years of practice has lent itself to mastery of the ISP process and service delivery documentation. My quality improvement focus has broadened from strictly a region/state specific awareness to an agency-wide reflection. I feel myself asking… how does Therap solve the dilemma of capturing agency-wide outcomes when all individuals have such person centered plans in place? Each plan contains the key elements essential to support each individual’s goal setting needs. Is the solution to create one universal ISP program in addition to each individual’s person centered plan and apply it to all supported individuals within the Therap system(s)? Is this the best way to determine like variables in search of measurable data? As we quickly move toward agency-wide accreditation, I wonder how best to capture data that supports the performance quality improvement initiative and truly measure the success of the agency as a whole.

Can anyone offer any guidance?

By |2016-11-03T10:15:44+00:00March 14th, 2012|Categories: Sybil Morin's Posts|1 Comment

Therap Presentation to the State of Rhode Island

This week I spent two days in Rhode Island presenting Therap at the state level. I covered many modules and discussed all the benefits of purchasing a web-based, electronic system that supports the provider agency and states in their documentation and communication efforts. Therap was well received and so was LifeShare Management Group, Inc. as an agency who is progressive its use of technology and service delivery.

Thank you Allison for setting up the DEMO3 account it really came in handy this week. Holly Hobby and Archie Pugg were a real hit in Individual Home and MAR. Good times!

By |2016-11-03T10:15:58+00:00March 18th, 2011|Categories: Sybil Morin's Posts|Tags: , |Comments Off on Therap Presentation to the State of Rhode Island

Therap for Life – LifeShare’s transition to the big “T”

At LifeShare Management Group, Inc. we followed the recommendation of NIKE in our transition from paper to Therap – JUST DO IT! The transition at first was bumpy and still is in some cases, but the benefits are proving to be a startling improvement over the ways of old. Our direct care staff has learned to embrace the one-stop-shopping experience that Therap offers when entering contact notes (T-Logs), Incident Reports/Reportable Events (GERS) and daily notes on goals in ISP modules. In our shared living homes, home care providers are benefitting from IDFs set up just for them (yes – the shared living provider is enrolled as both a user and an individual in all LifeShare systems. This allows us to attach file requirements such as criminal & driving record, insurance coverage etc. as well as their contract(s) with LifeShare ). While our clinical records and quality improvement departments are equally thrilled with the accessibility of paperless compliance reviews and fewer hard copy clinical books. When everything is a click and a search away – life seems to become somehow less complicated.

By |2016-11-03T10:16:00+00:00January 17th, 2011|Categories: Sybil Morin's Posts|Tags: |Comments Off on Therap for Life – LifeShare’s transition to the big “T”
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