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Regional Conference in Bend, Oregon is Knocking at Your Door!

We are very happy to announce the Regional Conference in Bend, Oregon for 2019. The conference is scheduled for August 20, 2019, and will be held at Riverhouse on the Deschutes. The conference is going to be a one-day event full of sessions by Oregon Therap experts and it will give you a chance to network with your counterparts from across the state.

Have you booked your seat yet?

The discussion will include:

  • Billing Electronically with Therap and eXPRS
  • EVV (Electronic Visit Verification) – making it work in Oregon
  • Better Goal and Outcome Tracking
  • Better Behavior Data
  • Data Security and Protection
  • Organizational and Program Performance Tracking
  • Mobile Workforce Management
  • Health Tracking and Medication Management
  • Work smarter

Our Therap experts Kevin Dierks, Seanette Smith, Jody Traina, Dawn Gilder, and Kristen Staiert will walk you through the conference and answer the questions that you may have.

Click here to register for the conference. Click here to visit our Oregon state page.

By |2019-07-23T10:48:13+00:00July 23rd, 2019|Categories: Conference, Oregon|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Regional Conference in Bend, Oregon is Knocking at Your Door!

Oregon User Group Meeting, March 12, 2018

Therap users in the state of Oregon are welcome to join our user group meeting which will take place at Partnerships in Community Living, Inc. in Salem, OR.

Therap User Groups offer Therap users from the same state to come together and discuss state and regional issues, share experience with implementing Therap at their agency and learn about the latest Therap features.

Therap has been supporting community service provider agencies and vendors in Oregon since 2005, and currently thousands of individuals with disabilities in Oregon are being supported by agencies that use Therap’s Electronic Documentation and Communication tools. Therap is also used in coordination with several Oregon Counties and Oregon Licensing. Visit the Oregon state page for more information.

Click here to register

By |2018-02-28T06:10:41+00:00February 28th, 2018|Categories: Oregon|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Oregon User Group Meeting, March 12, 2018

Oregon User Group Meeting on February 28, 2017

Join us at our upcoming User Group Meeting for users in the state of Oregon. The meeting will be hosted at Partnerships In Community Living, 265 Clay St W, Monmouth, OR 97361.

This is an opportunity for Therap users from agencies in the state of Oregon providing services and supports in the Intellectual and Developmental Disability community to meet and discuss state and regional issues, and clarify and learn about the latest Therap releases and how they are aligned with the Oregon Department of Human Services. It is an open forum to check in with Therap and learn from and share with other Therap users in the area. Therap team member, Joshua Corzantes, will be on hand to answer any technical questions and transmit the group’s consensus state needs and requirements to the Therap development team for review.

Click here to register.

We look forward to seeing you there!

By |2017-02-13T04:17:02+00:00February 13th, 2017|Categories: Oregon, User Group|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Oregon User Group Meeting on February 28, 2017

User Group Meeting in Medford, Oregon, March 30th 2016

Join us at our upcoming User Group Webinar for users in the state of Oregon. The meeting will be hosted at Pathway Enterprises Inc. located in Medford, OR.

This is an opportunity for Therap users from agencies in the state of Oregon providing services and supports in the Intellectual and Developmental Disability community to meet and discuss state and regional issues, and clarify and learn about the latest Therap releases and how they are aligned with the Oregon Department of Human Services (DHS). It is an open forum to check in with Therap and learn from and share with other Therap users in the area. Therap team member, Kevin Dierks, will be on hand to answer any technical questions and transmit the group’s consensus state needs and requirements to the Therap development team for review.

Click here is register.

By |2016-03-20T09:19:12+00:00March 20th, 2016|Categories: Oregon, User Group|Tags: , , |Comments Off on User Group Meeting in Medford, Oregon, March 30th 2016

Oregon Agrees to Contract Enrollment in Sheltered Workshops

Oregon has agreed to contract its number of individuals enrolled in sheltered workshops by 20 percent over the next two years, to a maximum of 1,530 by 2018.  Nearly 4,000 individuals have received services in sheltered workshop facilities since 2013, with the average individual remaining in a sheltered workshop setting for 11 years.

The move comes amid a number of similar class-action lawsuit rulings in several states in response to the promises of the enacted Americans with Disabilities Act.  These DOJ rulings uniformly advocate minimum wages and integrated work environments for individuals choosing to work in the community.  Presently, just 16 percent of Oregonians receiving state-funded employment assistance work in their community in an integrated work environment.

This will undoubtedly be a hurdle for the state and providers to meet the guidelines and adjust the service model as new participants are, for the most part, no longer entering workshop settings.  Operational cost increases and consolidation are a couple more challenges our field face, and while the program isn’t disappearing anytime soon, providers will still need to adjust through contracted services.  The exceptional community outreach in recent years and inclusion programs by Oregon providers, along with some of the lowest unemployment rates in a decade put many agencies on a path to navigate this.

Considering the national trend and direction of the state, the ruling isn’t unexpected.  Therap has shifted its employment focus to tools tracking community employment, and away from piece rates and commensurate sub-minimum wages.  Last year we launched a more robust community-based Employment and Volunteer record to help providers track integrated employment opportunities, which, when coupled with ISP Programs and linked-billable data collection, give providers a tool to track and note milestones, career development plans, interview and application results, employer contact info, and job skill and outcome development.

For more information about the Employment module, we have a recent webinar review available, but would be happy to discuss the transition directly with providers.  For any questions, our Pacific Regional Director, Kevin Dierks is available to help!

 

– Stephen

By |2016-11-03T09:48:05+00:00September 18th, 2015|Categories: Oregon|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Oregon Agrees to Contract Enrollment in Sheltered Workshops