The following frequently asked questions provide details on the most commonly asked about pieces of the HMIS Data Quality Report feature as well as the CoC APR. Click a question from the list here to navigate directly to the corresponding answer, or scroll through the full list of questions and answers below.
N/A will display under "Has Annual Assessment" when one of the following is true:
a) The client is a "leaver," meaning that the discharge date is between the report's start and end dates.
b) The client has been in the program less than one year, counting between the admission date and the report's end date.
c) The client is not a head of household and his/her age range could not reliably be confirmed as "adult" (either because he/she is a child, or because his/her "Date of Birth Data Quality" is recorded as don't know/refused/missing).
This information lets you know how prompt workers are with their data entry. For example, if a worker completes the data entry of a client on the same day the client was admitted into the program, it is counted in the 0 row. If data entry is delayed a week, it is counted in to the 7-10 days row.
Clients who reside in a program for more than one year are required to complete an Annual Update each year on or around the client's anniversary date. This is done using the HMIS Info portion of the Face Sheet. The APR calculates the anniversary date of each client based on his/her admission date, and then looks for an HMIS Info update with an effective date that is within 30 days of that anniversary that ALSO falls within the date range of the APR. (If the HMIS Info Update has an effective date that is outside of the date range of the APR, that update will be considered missing.) The report's Individual Details have one column which shows the client's anniversary date ("Date of Relevant Anniversary") and another that shows whether or not they have a valid Annual Assessment ("Has Annual Assessment").
Please note that in regard to the "Date of Relevant Anniversary," AWARDS calculates household members' annual assessment dates based off of the head of household's admission date rather than their own (if it was after the head of household's).
If the report has been run for a group of programs, the Individual Details table might be too big to display on screen, and this would render the Inline Details feature inoperable. Instead, the HMIS Data Quality Report should be run for individual programs, and/or the HMIS ReportBuilder can be run for the group of programs to identify the clients who are counted in that value.
Clients must have an Engagement Date entered for them in the Intake/Admission module. Additionally, they need to have an Encounter that occurs during the reporting year, or have documented services that correspond to a specific service type associated with RHY, HOPWA, SSVF, or PATH funding.
This feature is referred to as "Inline Details." Clicking a link will refresh the page to display a filtered version of the Individual Details table that just shows the clients counted in that value.
The CoC APR counts all client IDs, while the HMIS Data Quality Report is de-duplicated using personal IDs (PINs or PIDs). As a result, it is reasonable that the HMIS Data Quality Report might have smaller numbers, even on the same questions.
The HMIS Data Quality Report unduplicates on Personal ID. This means that if you are running the report for multiple programs, each client only displays as one row under Individual Details even if he/she has two distinct AWARDS IDs. You can find the Personal ID on the Profile module's Demographics ReportBuilder.
In AWARDS the "Disabling Condition" value is auto-calculated, and is only saved at admission. If a client is indicated as "No (Data Issues)" in the individual details table of the Data Quality Report, it means that the client was admitted with data that put him/her in the "no disabling condition" category, but that on a subsequent HMIS Info Update, there was an indication that the client did have an identified special need that impairs his or her ability to live independently. If it is determined that the Disabling Condition value should be edited, that can be done via the most recent place in which the data was collected: the Intake/Admission form, the HMIS Info Update portion of the face sheet, or the Discharge form.
The client's Household Start Date must be on or before his/her Admission Date.
TIP: If the Household Start Date needs to be corrected, visit the client's face sheet and click Household Composition to join them to a household. (Note that the button name may vary slightly in your AWARDS database.) If the client is already in a household, please click his/her name on the Household Composition tab to edit the Household Start Date so that it is on or before the admission date.
In addition, if working with an Outreach program the Head of Household must also be active during the time period with a contact in the report's date range, or else the household members will produce an error.
AWARDS calculates household members' annual assessment dates based off of the head of household's admission date rather than their own (if it was after the head of household's).