Our team truly believes in the power of data. NH-HMIS is the vehicle we use to help drive additional funding to better serve our clients. We look forward to working with you all to help NH meet, and even exceed its HMIS goals.
I wanted you all to know this will be the last newsletter from HMIS technical writer Linda Cataldo. Linda has accepted a new position and will be leaving the HMIS team. Her last day is tomorrow, Wednesday, January 6th. Linda started with the HMIS team April of 2012 and she has been instrumental in ensuring the HMIS documentation is of the highest quality. She became very familiar the HMIS data entry and reporting so the documents would be very detailed and accurate. Linda has produced many exciting newsletters. We are sad to see her go but wish her the best of luck in her new position.
NH-HMIS ServicePoint 5.11 mandatory refresher training is taking place the week of November 3rd - 7th in three locations:
This training will cover all the changes for the new HUD Data Standards.
The registration is now open, refer to the email sent on Wednesday, 9/10/14 for the registration links. Agency Admin training will take place for the first hour (8am to 9am, or afternoon 1pm to 2pm) ; the last three hours will be for both Agency Admins and End Users (morning 9am-12pm or afternoon 2:00pm-5:00pm).
New HMIS training dates and locations, user survey input, welcome to Melissa at BHHS, 2014 HMIS Data Standards are available, using Interim Reviews, HUD APR change to 0625 and 0631, reminder to run CoC APRs early and often, training survey highlights, and benefits of Coordinate Assessment.
Tip — What can I do to prevent or find Duplicate Clients?
To read more and download the new HMIS Standards, click on the link on the bottom right side of the page under "HMIS Reference Materials" for 2014 HMIS Data Standards Manual The 2014 HMIS Data Dictionary is the reference for the software vendors.
Due to circumstances that are out of our control we must change the dates for the training. We sincerely apologize for any scheduling inconvenience.
We are working on the details for the mandatory HMIS annual training.
The dates are:
Monday 11/3 Nashua (at Harbor Homes, 45 High Street)
Tuesday 11/4 Concord (New location, BHHS training room in Concord)
Wednesday 11/5 Manchester (same location as last year on Lake Ave)
Thursday & Friday 11/6 & 11/7 Concord (New location, BHHS training room in Concord)
What does this mean to the HMIS users? Glad you asked!The effective date of the 2014 HMIS Data Standards is October 1, 2014. This means that all HMIS solutions must be programmed to collect data based on the 2014 Standards by that date.
The HMIS team will be working closely with the HMIS Advisory Council to make sure we are compliant and have the COCs input.
Our goal is to have the all the new assessments configured in the training database prior to the September training, dates tbd. We will then go live with the new assessments on 10/1.
Goodbye and good luck to Kristina Riera, 2014 HMIS calendar, meet Mike our new data analyst, new documentation on the NH-HMIS website, support for Windows XP ended, Outreach added to Open Systems, HMIS team attends Bowman System’s bootcamp, ServicePoint 5.9.3 upgrade highlights, scheduled data quality reports, and the BHHS 2014 Annual Report.
Enhancements to the 0631 APR Detail. This report was modified to help users understand the alerters throughout the report by providing a table at the bottom of each tab that describes the type, color and column location for each alerter. Another change you’ll notice is that the Housing Status at Exit column has been removed from the Entry/Exit tab to make room for a new Interim Review Date column which will let the user easily see the most recent Interim Review date for each client. Check out these changes today!