HMIS Governing Board News

The HMIS Governing Board is holding officer elections for its Chair, Vice-Chair, and Secretary positions at its March 12th meeting. The Chair and Vice-Chair positions will be filled by one of the nine board members, whereas the Secretary position is open to all interested applicants.  Please email Justin Vorbach (JustinV@swmhp.org) as soon as possible if  … Read more

Save the Date: Training on New HMIS Policies

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The HMIS Governing Board and its Policy and Prioritization Committee recently approved new HMIS Policies. We’ll unveil these changes during the training listed below. What?  Training on new HMIS Policies! When?  April 18, 1-2:30 pm Why?  Learn about the changes! How? Webinar More info to come!

ART is a Little Glitchy, Don’t Get Twitchy!

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ART Rebuild Fails. A little HMIS behind-the-scenes knowledge: ART, our Advanced Reporting Tool, undergoes a system refresh twice each day. Any new or altered data entry you complete is always reflected in the next refresh. Recently, ART refreshes have been delayed and occasionally failed. This means that the data entry isn’t reflected until the following  … Read more

New Program User Guides

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Our team is excited to share with you our new HMIS Program User Guides! These guides are designed to be easy-to-follow and lay out the data entry and reporting steps you should take to be compliant with your program (in other words, make sure your data pulls accurately into your program reports!). They are not  … Read more

PIT Update

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PIT data entry in HMIS should be complete. We recently learned of an upcoming Mediware release of the Sheltered PIT report in HMIS. Because of this, we may reach out to users with additional data corrections in the next few weeks. We thank you in advance for your quick response and attention to these needed  … Read more

HMIS Point-in-Time Early Bird Deadline is Monday, February 26th

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By now all Emergency Shelter and Transitional Housing projects should have run the Point-in-Time (PIT) Data Quality reports and made any necessary data corrections. See our 2/9 PIT Data Entry article for instructions. Early bird deadline is Monday, February 26th. Watch for communications directly from our staff for data clean up, and reach out with  … Read more

Not Getting Helpdesk Replies?

It has been brought to our attention that some users are not receiving responses to their Helpdesk questions. After an initial review, these issues seem to be caused by the network configurations put in place by certain agencies. Unfortunately, there is no automated mechanism that informs ICA when a user does not receive one of  … Read more