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CARES Regional HMIS
HAPPY FALL YA'LL!!!
Remember how I asked for a summer do-over in last month's Newsletter? You're welcome. While we were all hiding from the heat in air conditioned spaces a lot happened with the HMIS department. Like a lot.
The CRHMIS Team has Grown! Rachel Bradt is our new HMIS Quality Assurance Associate, and will be working with both the Customer Service and Data teams to investigate and rectify issues with both data completeness and quality. Lisa Droege has joined the Customer Service team as the Customer Service Rep for the Capital Region as well as Columbia and Greene Counties. If you are in the office you should stop in and say 'Hi"
The Data Standards Updates are now LIVE!!! It seems like that's all we talked about this summer.
- The biggest change comes for Permanent Housing projects. Residential
Move In Date has been renamed Housing
Move In Date and is now present in all permanent housing
projects. This section can be completed on the Intake/Admission form or on the
HMIS Info section of the Face Sheet. In residential projects where this
field is present, clients will not be assigned to a bed/apartment until the
leading question, Has
the client been placed into Permanent Housing, is set to
"Yes." Once a client has been assigned a residence unit then this
section will become read only and corrections can only be made using the Client
History Report. This change allows Permanent Housing projects to admit
clients as soon as they are accepted by a program, even if an apartment or unit
is not yet available.
- The CoC APR
has been updated to work with the new Data Standards.
- A new version of the ESG
CAPER report has been released. The new report is very
similar to the CoC APR and contains the same Data Quality questions. The ESG
CAPER report now has a Sage Export file attached for use in uploading data to
the Sage Reporting Repository.
- Inline Details
have been added to all client-level questions in the CoC APR and to many of the
questions in the ESG CAPER report.
UPDATES AND REMINDERS
If you are interested in taking a look at either the HMIS Data Manual, any of the Federal Partner Program Manuals, or a quick, condensed version of HMIS Data Elements go to our HMIS User Resources Page.
All of the updated Intake, Discharge, and (Brand New) Update forms are available hereon our website.
It's the beginning of a new month.... If you haven't logged into AWARDS in a while you should probably do so now to avoid losing your access.
As always, please let us know if you need anything!
Your Friendly CR-HMIS Team
HMIS New User Trainings
While our training page is currently being updated please Click here to complete the Online New User Training.
Good News! The validation error that was occurring when pulling the APR from AWARDS has been resolved. YAY! You are now free to submit your APR's!
Foster Kitten Update
Our newest trio is here. These lovely ladies have been with us for about 2 weeks now. Say "Hello" to Mynx, Jynx, and Lynx. These girls came in having no clue that they would soon become royalty, because shortly after their arrival our new foster PUPPIES have begun visiting the office! The girls quickly decided that there needed to be some sort of hierarchy established, and since they have been in the office longer, and, well, they are cats they declared themselves the CARES Foster Queens and have forced the puppies into submission.