NEW YORK, April 7, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Foothold Technology announces it has been selected to support the state-run residential, clinical and day services systems managed by the New York State Office for People With Developmental Disabilities (OPWDD). With the new relationship, Foothold's electronic record and intellectual and developmental disabilities software, AWARDS, will be used initially to support more than 38,000 individuals who receive OPWDD provided services.
OPWDD operates as a direct service provider and oversees and monitors services delivered by an extensive network of more than 750 nonprofit service providers throughout the state. More than 130,000 New Yorkers are served by either state-operated, voluntary, or a combined public/private service system. In an effort to move from a primarily paper-intensive record keeping system to a web-based platform, OPWDD selected Foothold's software, AWARDS, because of its ability to serve the unique needs of individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Also Federally certified as meeting Meaningful Use standards, AWARDS will support the documentation needs in various settings in which OPWDD services are provided, including private homes, family care-certified private homes, supervised community residences, individualized residential alternative (IRA) settings, intermediate care facilities (ICFs), Article 16 clinics, and in day habilitation settings. AWARDS is also used by providers to meet and demonstrate compliance with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) final rule for Home and Community-Based Services (HCBS).
Foothold Technology currently supports over 900 customers nationwide, works with more agencies in New York than any other vendor, and has been supporting agencies providing intellectual and developmental disabilities services for more than a decade. In addition to documenting services provided, AWARDS is used by agencies as a powerful reporting tool, an online and secure way to track health assessments, and can be an easy way to submit electronic billing claims directly to Medicaid. Foothold is excited to expand the use of AWARDS in New York and to support OPWDD in its role of overseeing services provided to individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
"We are excited to deepen our relationship with the New York State Office for People With Developmental Disabilities and we're honored to be selected as the trusted electronic documentation and communication solution. For the last 16 years, our team has supported nonprofit and government agencies throughout the state and throughout the country, and we look forward to building on our success to expand the support we can provide to intellectual and developmental disabilities programs working hard to support individuals and families across the state," says Foothold Technology's CEO, Marlowe Greenberg.
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At Foothold Technology, we believe that all human beings deserve to live with dignity and equal opportunity despite any challenges they face. More than 900 agencies nationwide count on Foothold's AWARDS software to manage their services, including Mental Health, Alcohol & Substance Abuse, Intellectual & Developmental Disabilities, Homeless & Housing, Employment & Training, Seniors, Veterans, Youth & Family, and more. Having originated from three agencies in 2000, AWARDS is a complete electronic record, EHR, and human services software that also supports administrative activities, including facilities maintenance, human resources, scheduling and alerts, audit reports, and automated billing. AWARDS offers full interoperability with any other federally certified system for participation in Health Information Exchanges (HIE) and Regional Health Information Organizations (RHIOs). It is also the only record-keeping system that is certified as both a Behavioral Health EHR software system and a HMIS software package (Homeless Management Information System). With roots and origins in human services, no software vendor is better prepared to support providers than Foothold Technology.
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