WellSky Updates

SPM Update Over the holiday weekend we will release new versions of two of the System Performance Measure (SPM) reports as listed below: 0703 – Employment and Income Growth for CoC Funded Projects Metric 4 – v6 Resolved issue with how reviews for Annual Assessments at 30 days are excluded as outside of date range. This may result in an increase in clients counted in the report. 0706 – Permanent Housing Placement – Retention Metric 7 – v9 Resolved potential issue with last transaction counted in 7b1 and 7b2 This may result in decreases in clients counted in report. Please …

WellSky SPM Update

This weekend we will be releasing the revised 0700 and 0700.1b reports. They will be available in the mapped ART Gallery reports folder on Monday, May 20th, 2019. A summary of the two changed reports and report under investigation as listed below: 0700 – Length of Time Persons Remain Homeless – Metric 1 – v6 Corrected timestamp issue for Housing Move-in Date (HMID). HMID is now included for RRH, PH-S, PH-H and PSH programs, not just RRH. RRH, PH-S, PH-H, PSH programs without HMID are no longer counted towards overlap or negate overlap counts. Added “Valid Entry Dates Overlap IS …

WellSky SPM Update

We are in the process of making revisions to the following SPM reports: 0700 – Length of Time Persons Remain Homeless – Metric 1 – v5 0700.1b – Length of Time Persons Remain Homeless – Metric 1b – v6 0703 – Employment and Income Growth for CoC Funded Projects Metric 4 – v5 We will send out announcements once we have released each of these revised ART Gallery reports. Please create a case in the Customer Community if you have further questions.

HSLynk and HOME Open Source HMIS volunteers needed

We have a need for volunteers squashing bugs, improved Wiki docs, and documenting APIs in HSLynk.  See https://github.com/servinglynk/hslynk-o … ocs/issues , https://api.hslynk.com/ (all APIs need a model and example, and some are absent), and https://github.com/servinglynk/hslynk-o … -docs/wiki).  Please contact me if you are interested, at [email protected]  Thank you!

HUD Publishes HMIS Software Vendor Capacity Checklist

The HMIS Software Vendor Capacity Checklist provides HMIS Leads, system administrators, and Continuum of Care (CoC) data leadership with an assessment framework to ensure that HMIS Software Vendors, solution providers, and other relevant HMIS stakeholders are fulfilling the roles and responsibilities that may be required by the CoC to ensure the operation of an effective HMIS implementation. The checklist provides an overview of both HUD HMIS requirements of an HMIS software as well as common technical and functional features that many community require or expect. This checklist provides CoC and HMIS leadership with a set of standardized criteria that the …

WellSky SP 5.12.68 is Now Available

ServicePoint 5.12.68 is now available. This is considered a “major” release. This means you have to create a case in the WellSky Customer Community in order to upgrade to this version. The additional step will allow you the opportunity to review the release notes and Forgot Password documentation prior to upgrading the site for your end-users. This release includes only Forgot Password reset functionality. This new functionality allows a user to reset their ServicePoint password from a link on the login screen. Release notes and Forgot Password documentation can be found in the Libraries area of the WellSky Customer Community. …

WellSky ART Gallery Update

The April 30th, 2019 ART Gallery Update includes the following update to the ART Gallery available as of 04/29/2019: 0640 – HUD Data Quality Framework Report – v8 – This report has been updated with the below changes: Resolved issue with the exclusion of some Street Outreach clients due to workflow. Resolved issue with some overlap data quality issues not being counted as data quality errors. Resolved issue with Parenting Youth/Youth Count issues in Question 5. Resolved issue where report was flagging errors for missing Income Amount.Resolved issue with timeliness check at Exit. Updated report description in pop-up screen in …

WellSky Article – 5 Steps to Better Outcomes from Your Provider Network

Your community-based organization depends on service providers to achieve your mission. Yet managing a provider network effectively is challenging! It’s often hard to get past feel-good anecdotes and impressions, and make decisions based on objective results. Gerry Leslie, HMIS Project Director for Michigan Coalition Against Homelessness, shared this 5-step plan to implement a data-driven approach that can improve the lives of people in your community.   1. Establish key measures  When developing goals, it’s important to distinguish between outputs and outcomes. Outputs are what you do. Outcomes are what you achieve.   Outputs are meaningless if they don’t lead to outcomes, which indicate whether you are getting the job done. While this can be a challenge for providers, define measures based on outcomes whenever possible.  It’s best to focus on standard measures that everyone in your field uses. It’s tempting …

WellSky LSA Export Update

We are ready to update the export with our first round changes. The changes will be applied at 10:00 AM CDT today, Tuesday, April 16th. We will send out another announcement once it is complete. The update will include the following: Flag 132 – HHType and HHAdultAge counts issue. {Sample Code Issue} Flag 169 – RRH Housed Days {Sample Code/Export Specifications Issue} Flags 27602/27662/27663/27664/27673/27674 – TH counts issue {Sample Code Issue} Flag 27371 – CH persons in CH Only Beds {Sample Code/Export Specifications Issue} Flags 25404/25410/25411 – Provider not listed in Geography.csv file {WellSky Code Issue} The following potential issues …