Happy New (fiscal) Year! October brings on the busiest time of the year for our HMIS team, but never fear we are armed with massive amounts of coffee and chocolate (we are always willing to accept donations of more)! Keep reading to see what we will be up to this month.
Today we begin pulling the data for AHAR (Annual Homeless Assessment Report) from each of our communities. We want to give a HUGE thank you to all of our users who have been working with us through out the year on cleaning up data. Because of this we are confident that this years reporting process is going to be one of the smoothest yet. You can see last years report here.
All of the Data Completeness reports for the month of September have been published on our website. Click here
to take a look. Remember, these reports are based on Data Standards that were still in effect on September 30th.
Speaking of reports that are based on the Data Standards prior to October 1st, we are gearing up to complete the 2015-2016 year end annual reports for all of our communities and will let you all know as soon as they are completed and published on our website.
As promised, the new HMIS Data Standards are now live in AWARDS. If you haven't done so, please take time (30 minutes) to watch this recorded Data Standards tutorial
from our vendor. They did a great job of demonstrating all of the changes that were made and even mentioned an exciting new enhancement being released soon for our Rapid Rehousing folks. We have been working closely with our vendor to keep as much record updating as possible to a minimum for our users, and will be contacting agencies individually if they will be required to update any data. As always, do not hesitate to reach out to us if you have any questions!
Finally, Allyson will be attending NHSDC (National Human Services Data Consortium) in New Orleans this month. We are certain that she will bring back all sorts of ideas from other communities through out the country on how we can improve our HMIS database.