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Feature enhancement articles, Data Analysis updates, and the System Administrator mailing list archive.
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New and Recently Updated Help Center Content
Keep an eye on this page to learn about new and recently updated Bitfocus Help Center resources. November 2019: How Do I Create a Public Alert?: updated with additional information about expiration dates and example uses. How Do I Manage a Client's History?: updated to reflect current functionality. October 2019: Additional Service Item Settings: new resource. Some details previously in the article "How...
Clarity Human Services: July 2019 Feature Update
Release Date for All Training Sites: July 16, 2019 Release Date for All Production Instances: July 23, 2019 Bitfocus is excited to announce new feature updates for Clarity Human Services! These updates are summarized below. Please visit the links included in each feature summary for guidance on implementing these new features. You’ll find this guidance in the “New Features” section of each resource. User Not...label_outline Feature Update label_outline Community Queue label_outline Location label_outline Matchmakers label_outline consent refused
Clarity Human Services: April 2019 Feature Update
Release Date for All Training Sites: April 9, 2019 Release Date for All Production Instances: April 16, 2019 Bitfocus is excited to announce new feature updates for Clarity Human Services! These updates are summarized below. Several Help Center resources have been updated with this release. Please visit the links included in each feature summary for guidance on implementing these new features. You’ll find this...label_outline 2019 label_outline feature update label_outline update label_outline april label_outline feature release label_outline release notes
Clarity Human Services: January 2019 Feature Update
Release Date for All Training Sites: January 10, 2019 Release Date for All Production Instances: January 17, 2019 Ability to Reorder Fields in the Program Eligibility Editor System administrators and managers can now change the order of the requirements fields in the Program Eligibility editor using a simple drag-drop action. (See image below). Before this update, if you wanted to reorder your existing eligib...label_outline Feature Update label_outline 2019 label_outline Update label_outline January
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 monitor...
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...label_outline Status Assessment label_outline Sprint 35
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...label_outline Status Assessment
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Bitfocus LSA Update - 6/18/2019
At this time, there are no more planned LSA report code changes to be made by Bitfocus. Communities can begin running new exports immediately, in time for the next soft submission deadline, mentioned below. Regarding CoC HDX submission status, we recommend that CoC's adhere to HUD's guidance sent in an email on 6/12. Here is an excerpt of HUD's guidance below: "...please generate and upload a new LSA file unde...
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 
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...
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