Tuesday, March 31, 2009

HMIS Upgrades!

You asked for it--you got it. Be sure to check our recent HMIS upgrades--and once again, thanks for your input!

With this HMIS upgrade come new data validation tools, pre-entry duplicate checking, Agency and Demographic reporting, GNIS coding, and improved overall performance.

The data validation module focuses on fields such as Date of Birth, Social Security Numbers and so forth, where a specific format needs to be followed. Dates are checked in a similar manner.

A new duplicate checking tool prompts the user before they create a new record--it's part of the normal work flow now. And in the report category, check out: "This Agency's Programs and Services," "This Agency's Clients By Programs and Services Received," and the more general, "This Agency's Clients."

Douglas Zimmerman
President & CEO

Friday, March 20, 2009

Document Storage Report

VisionLink releases a new document storage report--and this makes for a great reminder about the Document Manager and Fax to File components.

Can you or your agency partners make use of document management? Any electronic file can be uploaded and attached to a specific client records quickly and easier. If you are looking for something closer to the magical, try our fax to file system.

When activated your user goes to a client record, prints a special fax page, and then puts that cover page and any other pages and forms into your fax machine. Over never busy, toll-free phone numbers the fax is converted to a PDF file and automatically attached to the client record.

Complete with sysops features, this module lets the system administrator review activity, assign faxes that cannot be auto-assigned and more.

Douglas Zimmerman
President & CEO

Friday, March 13, 2009

Enhanced Accessibility

With a click, make client data entry easier for those with accessibility needs.

Form Builder provides many options--and now among the navigation button options is an accessibility button which you can deploy or not with a click. Deployed, it allows someone to override graphics and layout components that complicate the view for text readers and similar tools.

So, deploy the accessibility button in the Form Builder and give your staff with certain needs a powerful view.

Douglas Zimmerman
President & CEO
VisionLink

Saturday, March 7, 2009

It's the Little Things

We know it's not a huge thing, but I think you'll appreciate this new Auto-Fill tool for City, County and State.

It's switchable, so you decide. Enter the Zip Code and the city, county, and state auto-fills. Even better--you can overwrite any of this data if you find errors in the database (which is, however, provided by the United States Post Office).

And one more: you can determine whether the system should retain the Zip Code to automatically narrow your search criteria for community resources and assets. Okay, so maybe it's more than a little thing. It's a serious time saver.

Douglas Zimmerman
President & CEO
VisionLink