if you cannot view this email, please
to view an online version.
CARES Regional HMIS
It's official folks, summer is more than halfway over... As we say goodbye to long sunny days and prepare to welcome the crisp air, and changing colors of fall we are also preparing for the upcoming HMIS Data Standards that will be released on October 1st.
Thankfully, there are not many changes this year, just a few additions (depending on your program), some removals, and here's the big one folks.... NO BACK DATA ENTRY! That's right, we said it. This years updates included instructions for mapping of the very few new data elements to be completed by the HMIS software vendors.
While the updates are few, training will be offered to all users in the month of September, so keep an eye out for additional information. Hey, speaking of training and October.... We are are revamping our HMIS New User Training to be broken out by funding and program types so that CoC Permanent Housing Staff will no longer have to sit through a RHY Street Outreach portion of the current New User Training and vice versa. The goal is to shorten the amount of time the training takes while tailoring it to our users. The new training videos and calendar will be released on October 1st.
Data Completeness Reports have been posted to our website. To view your report,click here, then select your community from the map.
We hope you enjoy the remainder of the summer and as always, please let us know if you need anything!
Your Friendly CR-HMIS Team
AWARDS Tip of the Month
recent years Microsoft has turned its resources from its Internet Explorer (IE)
browser to the newer Edge browser. This change, including a halt to
further development for IE (aside from security updates), has made it more
difficult for us to continue to support use of IE11 with AWARDS. As a
result, we are no longer able to guarantee that you will experience AWARDS as
it was intended to be used if IE11 is your browser. We request that IE11
users change their browser as soon as possible to the latest version of one of
our supported browsers:
By making this change
you will have a smoother AWARDS experience
These are the only browsers with which we test AWARDS. As a result,
if you use a browser other than one listed here, you may not experience AWARDS
as it was intended to be used. We recommend upgrading to a supported
Please keep in mind when selecting a browser that Edge is only available
for Windows 10. We suggest using Chrome or Firefox if you’re using a
computer with an operating system of Windows 7 SP3 or Windows 8.1 (the only
older versions of Windows presently supported in addition to 10).
HMIS Data Quality Report & APR Inline Details
Exciting News from our Vendor!
When running the HMIS Data Quality Report,
workers will now see that the values in each table are hyperlinks. When
clicked, the links will limit the Individual Details report to display only the
clients that relate to that value. When the report is viewed on the screen
immediately after it has been run, clicking the hyperlink will not only filter
the Individual Details table, but will jump you to the table. When the report
is viewed via the Send to Messages feature, the filtering will still happen,
but the worker must manually scroll to the table. Inline Details will
also show up for the Data Quality questions (Q5 and Q6) on the CoC APR.
Click here to complete the Online New User Training.
Foster Kitten Update
So Mittens and Not Mittens made a break for it and found their forever homes. We are really going to miss their antics (like wall climbing).
But don't fret, we have a new buddy running around! Meet Cash Nugget Bonaparte. He absolutely despises the carrier, yet doesn't seem to mind spending time in the Kitty Spa AKA nebulizer box. He came to us with an upper respiratory infection, and Milo was "nice" enough to let him borrow his spa for treatments. When he's not throwing a fit about the carrier or getting treatments he is seriously the sweetest boy, he loves to cuddle and take lap naps.