HMIS

HUD releases update to 2014 HMIS Data Standards

Yesterday, HUD released information pertaining to updates made to the latest HMIS data standards. While the majority of changes are relevant only to projects funded under RHY, VA or HOPWA, one major modification made represents changes to the series of questions asked at entry about the length of time someone has been homeless. These questions are referred to as […]

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MassHealth vs. State Health Insurance within the HMIS Assessment

When completing the Health Insurance section of the HUD Assessment, please note that Medicaid corresponds to MassHealth. In Massachusetts, MassHealth is synonymous with Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) — combined in one program. State health insurance for Adults should only be selected if the client is enrolled in ConnectorCare, a program for individuals or families in […]

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Update for Cambridge HMIS Users

At the March HSPC meeting I provided an overview of the changes to the HMIS data standards that are specific to CoC and ESG program funded projects. The handout from that meeting is linked below, and it is an updated version of the summary document published in September of 2014. Summary of 2014 HMIS Data Standards (March 2015) […]

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Guidance for 2014 Data Elements

You’ve been using the 2014 Data elements to collect data since October 2014. But what about all your active clients that were already enrolled in HMIS with data from 2010 Data Standards? Do you have to go into all those active client records and update them now? The answer is no. HUD and other federal partners using the new […]

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HMIS Update: 2014 Data Standards in ETO

Here is a short video that reviews the very recent changes to the Cambridge HMIS and the October 1st release of the new HUD Data Standards. More training information will follow, and in the meantime, please call or email with any questions. Overview of Cambridge HMIS Changes

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Implementation of new Data Standards begins Wednesday, October 1st

On Wednesday, October 1st, the 2014 HUD Data Standards will go into effect. This means that all providers must begin collecting client data based on the new standards as of that date. While the Cambridge HMIS vendor is still working to migrate our data to TouchPoints and set our enterprise to the 2014 data collection template, […]

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Cambridge HMIS Update

The HMIS data migration and move to ETO’s TouchPoints platform, originally scheduled for this week, has been postponed. We will keep you posted when we have a new date to go live. If you have any questions, please feel free to call or email me. I can be reached at 617-349-6966 or mcolangelo@cambridgema.gov. Thanks for […]

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HMIS 2.0 FAQs for Cambridge users

Here is a document that describes the upcoming changes to the Cambridge HMIS Enterprise. If you are part of our CoC but use a different instance of HMIS, contact your HMIS Administrator for information on upcoming changes with software and the 2014 Data Standards. HMIS 2.0 Frequently Asked Questions

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Summer 2014 – HMIS 2.0

Social Solutions (our HMIS vendor) software developers are working on implementing the changes for the October 1, 2014 new HMIS data standards. Prior to that change, HMIS will also undergo a major update related to how we enter data. Using the HUD Assessments and recording Efforts/Case Notes will be considered “legacy” features, and both of those […]

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New HMIS Data Standards Released

On May 1st, HUD, in collaboration with the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) released the final version of the 2014 HMIS Data Standards. In coming months, HUD and partners will release additional guidance, including the HMIS final rule. These data standards will be in effect on October 1, […]

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