HMIS

September HMIS News

2017 HMIS Data Standard Changes October 1st, 2017 marks another year of changes to the HMIS Data Standards. The good news is that the changes this year will have very little impact on front end users. Most users will notice some changes in wording of answer choices. The biggest change will be related to data […]

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February HMIS News

Running Reports in Clarity  Are you making the most of your Clarity user account by running reports? As a Clarity user, you have several types of aggregate and non-aggregate program level reports available. If you haven’t used the reporting module yet, we encourage you to take a look at the choices find one or more […]

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January HMIS News

Clarity Security Enhancement  Earlier this month Clarity released a software update that prevents any internet browser from saving your HMIS password for future logins. This is an important security provision that helps to protect sensitive data and is required for compliance with HUD’s baseline standards for security. Change to DOB Elements on Profile Screen   You may have noticed […]

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October HMIS News

Data Quality in Clarity  Planning and Development staff review data on a quarterly basis at the minimum, but Program Managers and front end users are encouraged to run their own reports more frequently to evaluate data for your specific programs. Remember, your data quality influences not just your project and agency’s reporting, but our CoC’s […]

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September HMIS News

HUD and Federal Partners Release Version 5 of 2014 Data Standards  More updates to the Data Standards are here and they officially go live on October 1, 2016. Clarity will update our data collection screens to 2014 Version 5, and Planning and Development will update our system to begin using these screens the evening of September 30th. In the […]

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August HMIS News

UPDATED Client Consent Forms Now Available in other Languages! After updating our Release of Information workflow, we made some minor changes to our ROI documents in English and these updated versions are now available in Spanish, Haitian Creole, and Portuguese. All can be found here. Please make sure you use the most updated English versions of […]

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HMIS Privacy and Security Training

Before gaining access to Cambridge HMIS, all users must complete the Privacy and Security Training. This training gives an overview of compliance requirements related to protecting client privacy and provides instruction on obtaining informed client consent for all new and existing clients. View the Recorded Training (36 minutes) Submit Certification of Completion HMIS User Policy & Responsibility Agreement […]

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FAQ on HMIS Transition

As many are already aware, the CoC is currently in the process of transitioning our Homeless Management Information System (HMIS) from ETO Software to Clarity Human Services by Bitfocus, Inc. To help address questions that may arise, we have added an FAQ page on the software migration process as well as on Clarity more generally.

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2016 Point-in-Time Count: Data Collection for Sheltered Populations

It’s happening! This year’s PIT count takes place on the night of Wednesday, 1/27 into Thursday, 1/28. While HUD has made some changes to reporting requirements from previous years, the way we collect information pertaining to Emergency Shelters and Transitional Housing programs will remain the same. We’ll use HMIS reports for those agencies that participate in HMIS, and for those […]

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Latest Changes to HMIS Data Standards

Attention HMIS Users – The latest changes to the HUD 2014 Data Standards (announced previously here) will be implemented Thursday, October 1st. You’ll see these changes when you enter Entry information in the HUD Assessment, along with written guidance from HUD on how to ask clients for this information. Already completed Entry Assessments will also show the new data element […]

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