LIHEAP Data Reliability Assessment Tools Go Live on HHS Website

Washington DC: A set of new data reliability assessment tools developed by iData Technologies and Apprise Inc. went live this week on the LIHEAP Performance Management Web site (https://liheappm.acf.hhs.gov/).  The tools offer LIHEAP grantees five new Web-based assessments designed to help them determine the reliability of the main heating fuel expenditure data that they report to the US Department of Health and Human Service(HHS) annually as part of the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP). 

To develop the assessments, iData provided Web and database development services, and Apprise provided program expertise and overall project management. The assessments leverage a variety of data ranging from U.S. Energy Information Administration’s State Energy Data System (SEDS) to previously reported LIHEAP performance Measures data.  They allow grantees to evaluate their data requirements, the effectiveness of their data collection efforts, the quality and completeness of utility and fuel vendor responses to grantee data requests and the effectiveness of grantee quality control processes for data collections and reporting.

iData Technologies (https://www.idatatechnologies.com/) is a technology consulting and software development firm based in Washington DC that provides Web application and database development to federal, state and local government as well as selected commercial clients. APPRISE (http://www.appriseinc.org) is a nonprofit research institute dedicated to collecting and analyzing data and information to assess and improve public programs.

iData Adds BrittCo Support to Plan Manager

Washington DC: iData Technologies, a Washington DC based vendor of human services planning software, announced today that the company’s Plan Manager software has added built-in support for interfaces to BrittCo Software’s BID product during the second quarter of 2020.  BrittCo’s BID product joins Primary Solutions Gatekeeper as the second human service agency client information system that’s supported by Plan Manager out of the box.   Since support for BrittCo was added to Plan Manager, two Ohio County Boards of DD (Trumbull and Stark) have implemented the new BrittCo Web Service interface. 

iData’s Plan Manager software is used to create more than 20% of all Indivual Service Plans for individuals with developmental disabilities in Ohio and is used by 5 of the largest 15 Ohio county boards of developmental disabilities.  Other software supported out of the box by Plan Manager interfaces includes Hyland Software’s OnBase document management system and the Intellivue document management system by Intellinetics. iData Technologies (https://www.idatatechnologies.com/) is a technology consulting and software development firm based in Washington DC that provides Web application and database development to federal, state and local government as well as selected commercial clients.

iData Technologies Joins OACB

Washington DC/Columbus Ohio: iData Technologies, a Washington DC based vendor of human services planning software and  data analytics solutions,  announced today that the company has joined the Ohio Association of County Boards of DD (OACB) as an affiliate member.   iData has attended several OACB events as an exhibitor since 2011 and has presented twice at OACB conferences, but decided to take the additional step of joining OACB at this time in order to support OACB’s advocacy for county boards, providers and individuals served, particularly during the transition to a single, statewide Individual Service Plan (ISP) in Ohio.

iData’s of Plan Manager software is used to create more than 20% of all ISPs in Ohio, making OACB membership natural fit for the company.   Mark Reichard, president of iData, said “iData has been very impressed with OACB’s work representing and advocating for the interests of county boards during the critical period of transition to a single, statewide Individual Service Plan (ISP).  OACB has worked with the Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities to create a framework that will allow individuals and families to realize the advantages of a single, uniform, statewide plan while protecting county boards’ existing technology and training investments.”   

OACB (http://www.oacbdd.org/) is a 501(c) non-profit organization based in Columbus, Ohio that provides advocacy, communications, professional development, and technical assistance to all 88 of Ohio’s county boards of developmental disabilities. 

iData Technologies (https://www.idatatechnologies.com/) is a technology consulting and software development firm based in Washington DC that provides Web application and database development to federal, state and local government as well as selected commercial clients.

Lorain County Board of DD Licenses iData’s Referral Manager Software

Washington DC/Elyria Ohio: iData Technologies, a Washington DC based vendor of human services planning software and  data analytics solutions,  announced today that the Lorain County Board of Developmental Disabilities has licensed iData’s Referral Manager software to enhance the Board’s Medicaid Free Choice of Provider process. 

Using Referral Manager, human service organizations can securely publish referrals for individuals needing service to a secure, searchable Web portal.  Service providers receive notification when referrals are published for services they provide, and they can respond to the support administrator to explain how the provider is able to serve the individual.  Support administrators can review all provider responses with families, schedule interviews and select a provider.  Plan Manager automates workflows to make sure that rule-based timelines are met and provides a variety of reports showing the disposition of referrals, the most and least sought services, services for which providers are hardest to find, etc.

The Lorain County Board of DD (http://murrayridgecenter.org) currently serves more than 2,000 Lorain County citizens through Early Intervention, Murray Ridge School, Supported Employment, and Adult Opportunity and Vocational Centers. Murray Ridge also provides residential services, family support services, and Service and Support Administration.

iData Technologies (https://www.idatatechnologies.com/) is a technology consulting and software development firm based in Washington DC that provides Web application and database development to federal, state and local government as well as selected commercial clients.