Data Quality Incentives – Request for Proposals

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The MN HMIS Governing Board has approved $10,000 of the HMIS budget to be used for data quality incentives. The intent of the data quality incentives is to support agencies in implementing creative solutions that will help them build or sustain their capacity for maintaining high-quality data in HMIS. Agencies that are interested in receiving  … Read more

Coming Soon: Data Quality Incentives

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At the February Board meeting, the HMIS Governing Board approved $10,000 of the HMIS budget to be used for data quality incentives. The intent of the data quality incentives is to support agencies in implementing creative solutions that will help them build their capacity for maintaining high-quality data in HMIS. We will be publishing a  … Read more

Turning HMIS Data Into Insight: Part 1

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We’re thrilled to launch this extended series of news articles to help our users turn HMIS data into insights. Over the coming weeks, we’ll share brand new resources about HMIS that you can leverage in your everyday work, when advocating, or making program decisions. They’re developed in the spirit of building data-driven culture. The first  … Read more

Reminder: Updated Versions of the General HMIS Instructions and Households How-To Guide Now Available!

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ICA revamped the General HMIS Instructions and Households How-To Guide to make them more comprehensive and easy to use, so be sure to check them out if you haven’t already! We used our most frequent Helpdesk questions to develop updated versions of these instructions that will be a helpful resource for all HMIS users. Like  … Read more

Announcing…Knowledge Base!

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You asked for it, and it is here! Behold, the Minnesota HMIS Knowledge Base! You can find the Knowledge Base on our website under the Training and Support section. What is a Knowledge Base? It is a collection of some of our frequently asked questions with answers from the team at ICA. Everything is sorted  … Read more

Updated General HMIS Instructions and Households How-To Guide are Now Available!

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As stated in our last newsletter, ICA is excited to release updated versions of our General HMIS Instructions and Households How-To Guide. Both of these documents are GREAT resources for all HMIS users. Check out the types of topics that are included in each document! General HMIS Instructions: Documenting the Release of Information (ROI) Statewide  … Read more

New Policy Regarding Merge Requests

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We have a new internal policy that requires, at minimum, two of the three fields to be an exact match prior to processing a merge request. First and Last Name SSN, and Date of Birth If two are an exact match, the third component cannot blatantly contradict the other (see the third example below). This  … Read more

Quarterly Data Quality Plan Re-Design: Feedback Requested!

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ICA is currently working on an exciting improvement to the Quarterly Data Quality Plan for Minnesota. A project is underway to completely re-design the Data Quality Plan that you once knew. Our focus will be to make the new Data Quality Plan as user-centric as possible and better align with standards and mandates from the  … Read more