Join the P&P Committee on May 1 to discuss data element changes

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In March, HMIS users and stakeholders were asked to propose changes to Minnesota’s universal and program-specific data elements. Your responses have been compiled and shared with the Policy & Prioritization Committee, which determines changes to universal data elements, and State Homeless Program Staff, who determine changes to program-specific data elements.  The Policy & Prioritization Committee will meet on Wednesday, May  … Read more

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

We Want Your Input on Data Elements!

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The Policy and Prioritization Committee of the HMIS Governing Board will be reviewing the Minnesota HMIS Universal and Program-Specific Data Elements and is seeking input from HMIS users and other HMIS stakeholders. The data elements will be discussed at the Policy and Prioritization meeting in April. We encourage anyone with feedback about the data elements  … Read more

What Do HMIS User Fees Pay For?

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HMIS end user fees are an essential component of the overall Minnesota HMIS budget and can be used to cover a variety of expenses needed to operate Minnesota’s HMIS. Expenses covered by user fees will vary from year to year and may include: ICA staff expenses for administration of the system ICA does not charge  … Read more

2019 HMIS Annual Priorities

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The HMIS Governing Board, using input provided from other HMIS stakeholders, has developed five strategic priorities for the 2019 HMIS Operating Year to help ICA prioritize project requests. On November 19th, the HMIS Governing Board approved the following priorities for the 2019 HMIS Operating Year (ending 8/31/19):  Project requests that fall under one of these  … Read more

MN HMIS Accomplishments

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As we shared at the Annual Meeting, MN HMIS has seen improvements in bed coverage, data quality, and other system goals. Collectively, we are building the foundation needed to help HMIS inform better funding, planning, and policy decisions. We haven’t yet realized the full potential of HMIS, but ICA is encouraged by our progress and excited  … Read more