Client Location and Mini Data Quality Clean Up

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When we reviewed our Federal Fiscal Year 2019 data quality clean up results, we saw that most things had improved greatly, thanks to your hard work! Unfortunately, we are still seeing many Client Location errors. If Client Location is missing or incorrect, the client’s stay will be kicked out of LSA and SPM reports, resulting  … Read more

HMIS End User Best Practices Cheat Sheet

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We Heard You!  After receiving survey response after survey response expressing a desire for more detailed information that can be easily accessed and used, the HMIS Implementation Committee is excited to present their HMIS End User Best Practices Cheat Sheet.  Topics include: Staff and Organization Buy-in Training Read Newsletters Timely Data Entry Data Errors and  … Read more

NHSDC Spring Conference in Minneapolis – Hotel Rooms and Call for Session Proposals available now


The National Human Services Data Consortium (NHSDC) Conference draws HMIS lead agency staff, CoC leadership, and HMIS users from across the country.  This fall, Amy Olsen-Highness and Emily Salvaterra from ICA presented at the conference and came back with some great reflections.  NHSDC’s spring conference (April 6-8, 2020) will be held in Minneapolis and we’re  … Read more

Upcoming Helpdesk Closures


The MN HMIS Helpdesk will be closed on Tuesday, 12/24, Wednesday, 12/25, Tuesday, 12/31, and Wednesday, 1/1. Please plan accordingly.

2019 HMIS Annual Meeting: A Letter from the HMIS Governing Board

MN HMIS Partners,  Thank you for joining us at the 2019 HMIS Annual Meeting on 21 October.  We’re grateful for all those who took the time to participate both in-person or remotely.  We’re continually struck by the level of engagement within our HMIS community:  the meeting included 11 presenters and over 75 participants, representing direct service providers,  … Read more

Thank you!

Wow! Pat yourself on the back. Give yourself a high five! You did some great work cleaning up your Federal Fiscal Year 2019 data and meeting key deadlines. You reviewed Name, SSN, Date of Birth, Race, Ethnicity, and so many more data elements! Thank you for your commitment to ensuring information is entered correctly in Minnesota’s HMIS.  … Read more

HELP! I Need Help With My Data Entry Questions!

Do you have a new funding source at your agency that you’re doing data entry for? Are you doing data entry for a program that you’re unfamiliar with? You’re in luck! ICA has Funder-Specific Data Collection Forms AND User Guides available on our MN HMIS website. Each User Guide contains information on data entry, reporting, and program-specific  … Read more

Find Past Newsletter Articles on Our Website!

Looking for a past newsletter article but can’t find the email that it was in? We post our newsletter articles and news alerts on the News page of our website so you can bookmark them or refer back to them in the future! News posts on the website often contain more information on a topic than what  … Read more