Thursday, October 1, 2009

Major HMIS Upgrade

As per federal guidelines from HUD, VisionLink is pleased to release major new HMIS enhancements.

We've been working hard these past several months to update our HMIS solution to comply with recently revised standards from the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).

We began this work while the new specifications were still in a public review period, but in this way we can deliver the new tools just as soon as possible to our customers.

The changes include many new data fields, changes to existing data fields, including rewording and additional answer choices, and data migration. In the event where an existing data field changed, data migrations were performed to insure that no previously collected data was lost and the integrity of the data remains.

Please visit the Upgrades & Releases section of our Customer Resource Center to download the release notes for the HMIS updates. We have also included a Word version of the release notes to assist in your creation of user training materials and update documentation.

As always, if you have questions about this or any other CommunityOS update, please feel free to contact your Account Manager at am@visionlink.org or the Help Desk at help@visionlink.org.

We have more HMIS releases coming. Stay tuned. And thank you again everyone--we truly appreciate the hard work on everyone's part to help us implement these new standards quickly and efficiently.

Enjoy!

Douglas Zimmerman
President & CEO
VisionLink