CLOSED client records are NOT shared statewide in HMIS and they exist because the clients have refused to sign the Release of Information (ROI). It’s important to know how to properly create a CLOSED profile for a client that chooses to opt out of sharing their data statewide in HMIS. The 3-Step Rule for Making … Read more
The MN HMIS Helpdesk will be closed on Monday, January 20th for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. We will re-open on Tuesday, January 21st and will have extra staff scheduled on the Helpdesk that day. Please plan accordingly.
Over the past year, ICA, CoC Coordinators, State Partners, the Tribal Collaborative, and users have worked together to design Minnesota’s Quarterly Data Quality (QDQ) monitoring process. Quarterly Data Quality is launching in January 2020 and QDQ in-person training occurs January 7th through January 16th. CoC Specific Content: These sessions will have information about monitoring that … Read more
Quarterly Data Quality review is about to begin! In January and February 2020, we will review data from October 1, 2019 – December 31, 2019. We’ve highlighted key steps for your agency with a recommended timeline to consider for QDQ implementation at your agency. The only hard deadline is Tuesday, February 11 when all projects … Read more
The MN HMIS Helpdesk will be closed on Tuesday, December 31st and Wednesday, January 1st. Please plan accordingly. We will re-open on Thursday, January 2nd and will have extra staff scheduled on the Helpdesk that day to answer all your questions!
Over the past year, ICA, CoC Coordinators, State Partners, the Tribal Collaborative, and users have worked together to design Minnesota’s Quarterly Data Quality monitoring process. The process is nearly complete and the trainings are just around the corner. Four times per year, every single agency entering data into Minnesota’s HMIS will review their data quality … Read more
On October 1, HUD released new 2020 Data Standards and, after years of waiting for Coordinated Entry-specific required data elements, we finally have some! Since most communities have been doing Coordinated Entry for years already and have well-established data collection processes, HUD is giving CoCs until April 1, 2020 to fully incorporate them (rather than … Read more
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
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
Starting in 2020, Housing Support providers will be switching from an annual reporting schedule to a quarterly one. This change has been brought to us by the Department of Human Services (DHS) and we’re working closely with them to get it implemented for the next quarter. You should continue with regular data entry as normal, … Read more