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Feature Enhancements

  • Clarity Human Services: September 2018 Feature Update

      Release Date for All Training Sites: 9/10 - 9/12 Release Date for All Production Instances: 9/19    1. Referral Updates 1.1 Community Queue - Tracked Characteristics With this new feature, system administrators can add Tracked Characteristics via the Referral Settings section under System Setup. "Tracked Characteristics” are precisely what the name sounds like: characteristics that a system user wants to mo...

  • Clarity Human Services: May 2018 Feature Update

    Release Rollout Begins: May 2, 2018 Release Final: May 15, 2018   Release Highlights Bitfocus is excited to announce new feature updates for Clarity Human Services!  We've summarized each updated item below. 1. Visual: Dashboards and Dashboard Management Clarity Human Services now includes Custom Dashboard functionality. This feature allows System Administrators to create a dashboard display that all users will se...

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  • Clarity Human Services: June 2017 Feature Update

    Release Rollout Begins: June 12, 2017 Release Final: June 21, 2017 Release Highlights In addition to general tweaks and enhancements, this release comes with new and improved features in the following categories: Ability to Delete a Client Profile Picture Forced ROI on Attendance Send Users Reminders of Items in Community Queue Referrals: Ability to Edit Outcome Referrals: New Expired Status Referrals: Sorting Ab...

  • Clarity Human Services: March 2017 Feature Update

    Release Rollout Begins: March 6, 2017 Release Final: March 15, 2017 Release Highlights In addition to general tweaks and enhancements, this release comes with new and improved features in the following categories: Coordinated Entry: Support for Sharing Groups Bed Inventory: Multiple Seasonal Inventories Enhanced Public Listing Based on Sharing Groups Enabled Non-Federal Funding Source to Be Tied to Projects Custo...

  • Clarity Human Services: December 2016 Feature Update

    Clarity Human Services is excited to announce another feature update! This feature update further enhances the functionality and security of Clarity Human Services. As such, it is important to review this article in order to understand these changes. Each update is explained in detail below. This update primarily features changes in regards to the new HUD 5.1 XML Data Standards as we are continuously working to en...

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  • Clarity Human Services: September 2016 Feature Update

    Clarity Human Services is excited to announce another 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. Each update is explained below. This update primarily features visual and usability changes. We’re...

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Looker Updates

  • Looker: March 2017 Update

    There have been a ton of new and exciting features added to Looker in the last few months. We are excited to highlight a few of them here. Improved Looker Links to Clarity Human Services Schedule to sFTP Community Queue in Looker Audit Clarity Human Services Users New Calculated Dimensions Dimension/Measure Descriptions Expanded Looker Features in Clarity Human Services Improved Looker Links to Clarity Human Ser...

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  • 4.7.2017 - Upcoming Webinars on HMIS Privacy Policies

    Privacy policies impact everything we do in Human Services. As a system administrator, you know the challenge of ensuring your policies are clearly and accurately defined, documented, and maintained. Whether you're drafting your policies for the first time or looking to update your current policies, we have a couple upcoming webinars that may be helpful to you. Details below.Data Privacy 101 for Human ServicesTues...

  • 4.4.2017 - Residential Move-In Date Field Update

    Please note that there will be an update this week within the Clarity Human Services Enrollment, Status, and Exit screens regarding the HUD HMIS Data Standards Element 4.17 Residential Move-In Date. This update will appear for the standard system screens associated with rapid re-housing projects. The field In Permanent Housing will be removed, with only the Date of Move-In field appearing on the screens. Additiona...

  • 3.31.2017 - [HUDX-226] Annual Performance Report [2017]

    As of April 1, 2017, HUD will begin requiring CoC Program grant recipients to submit their APR data through a new online database—the Sage HMIS Reporting Repository. Communities will no longer submit APRs in e-snaps. This change will apply to all CoC homeless assistance grants, regardless of when they were initially funded.If the APR was due before April 1, 2017, and you were late submitting, you will need to subm...

  • 3.17.2017 - 2017 PATH Annual Report Early Release

    We are pleased to announce the early release of the updated PATH (Projects for Assistance in Transition from Homelessness) Annual Report in BETA mode to all users of the Clarity Human Services software. Our team has developed the PATH APR based on specifications provided to us by HUD, and in alignment with requirements for reporting from HMIS as stated by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administrati...

  • 3.09.2017 - March 2017 Feature Update

    Clarity Human Services is excited to announce another feature update! In addition to general tweaks and enhancements, this release comes with new and improved features in the following categories: Coordinated Entry: Support for Sharing Groups Bed Inventory: Multiple Seasonal Inventories Enhanced Public Listing Based on Sharing Groups Enabled Non-Federal Funding Source to Be Tied to Projects Custom Assessment Proc...

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