Clarity Human Services is excited to announce another case management software feature update! This feature update further enhances the functionality of Clarity Human Services.
As such, it is important to review this blog in order to understand these changes, as your Clarity Human Services software will have new features for you to enjoy.
This feature update is a little unique, as it does not introduce many visual or usability changes. In fact, you will most likely not even notice the update at all. Most of the work with this feature update is “under the hood”. Every few years, in order to keep the Clarity Human Services platform at the forefront of technology, we update our Framework to ensure that it runs on the latest hardware and software, as well as it can take advantage of the every changing landscape of current cloud based web services. Our commitment to our infrastructure ensures that you are always running on cutting edge technology.
Included is an update to the Housing Inventory at the Project Level for HMIS Programs
Project Based Housing Inventory
While the first three feature updates must be activated for enablement, the Housing Inventory at the Project Level is Phase 1 in the shift of the elimination of the requirement of Housing Services in the Clarity Human Services platform. The elimination of the requirement for Housing Services assists in ensuring our platform is as closely aligned with the direction of HUD.
If you do utilize Housing Services, and wish to continue to use them for better separation of the clients you have enrolled in your programs, then you may continue to do so. Housing Services will not be eliminated. The current impact of Phase 1 will simply be the Program Enrollment dashboard, more specifically the Occupancy chart and the Housing Availability Charts) will be based on the Housing Inventory, and clients displayed here will be based on clients actively enrolled in the program, rather then clients the have been placed in Housing Services.
Further reports will be released that take advantage of this shift, and the existing Housing Service based reports will continue to be available throughout the transition.
The other features that are introduced include:
- Automated self-service user password reset (must be enabled).
- Incorporation of the VI-Youth-SPDAT Assessment and Scoring
- New CSV Parameter
These three are discussed below.
Together, these new features continue to make Clarity Human Services the most user-friendly client management software available.
1. Additional CoC code parameter to CSV export
This update added a CoC parameter to the CSV export that allows filtering based on client_location.
Many SSVF Grantees operate in multiple locations and use multiple HMIS Vendors; they can now pull CSV files based not only on agency, but also on CoC.
This parameter shows All, as well as each Coc from client_location.
2. New Self-managed Reset Password Functionality
(Only activated upon request)
The Password Reset is a new feature that, if enabled, allows end users to self-manage the recovery of their passwords.
By default, this feature will be inactive in your Clarity installation. Please consult your organization’s security policies before activating this feature.
To reset your Clarity Human Services password, select the Forgot Password link on the main login screen.
Enter your email address associated with your Clarity Human Services, and then select ‘I’m Not A Robot’.
Select the images that corresponded to the change item, (in the example shown you would have selected all images that had shown Grass), followed by clicking the Verify button.
Select and click the Reset Password button
You will receive an email to the email address associated with your Clarity Human Services account.
Note that you have 60 minutes to click the Reset Your Password button.
You will be required to enter and confirm your new password, then click the Save button.
Your password has been successfully updated.
New VI-Y-SPDAT Prescreen for Transition Age Youth
This is a new system screen called the “VI-Y-SPDAT Prescreen for Transition Age Youth”. This screen incorporates a new scoring engine which ranks clients similar to how the VI-SPDAT & VI-F-SPDAT assessments work.
To navigate to the VI-Y-SPDAT Prescreen for Transition Age Youth screen, please follow the instructions below.
Go to: System Setup >> Screens >> Assessments Screens >> VI-Y-SPDAT Prescreen for Transition Age Youth >> select ‘Edit’ link.