Tip of the Month

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Each month Foothold Technology posts a "tip of the month" in the FootholdConnect module and in the FootNotes Monthly Digest.  These tips provide a closer look into AWARDS functionality that you may not be aware of, or specific features of familiar functionality that can be particularly useful when employed in certain ways.

The current tip of the month, along with an archive of past tips, is provided here for your reference.

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Oct 2020 Tip of the Month - ImportTools - A Powerful Addition to Your AWARDS Toolkit

Did you know...

...that the AWARDS ImportTools feature in the System Setup module enables users to take data collected outside of AWARDS and bring it into the database so that it is easily reportable and available for viewing in client records. With import template options that include data sets like diagnoses, medications, hospitalization episodes, entitlements, incidents and many more, the ability to make AWARDS a robust, one-stop shop for everything you need to know about the individuals you serve is tremendous.

Perhaps the most powerful ImportTool currently available is the FormBuilder ImportTool. This feature essentially allows agencies to import any subset of data, as long as an associated FormBuilder form is created to align with the import. It is no secret that behavioral health agencies are often forced to use multiple tracking systems - which results in disparate data sets that make reporting challenging. With this feature, however, data sets that can be taken out of those systems, can then be imported into a custom FormBuilder form that can house the data, thereby allowing cohesive reporting.

The newest addition to the import templates available in the ImportTools feature is one that will greatly enhance workflow for all of our customers who have Clubhouse programs. The Reachout Tracking feature (found in Services > Individual) in AWARDS is used by Clubhouse programs to capture data on outreach efforts to members who are active but have not been visiting the program on their regular schedule. The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the way these programs operate, requiring more outreach work to be done in the field. To accommodate this, one of our Clubhouse customers in New York - Fountain House - created an outreach tracking app and shared it with other Clubhouse programs. In an effort to assist these critical programs with continuing to harness AWARDS for all of their data tracking needs, we developed an ImportTool for the Reachout Tracking module. With the new tool in place, we were thrilled to hear from Fountain House that the import is meeting their needs and has allowed them to upload over 20,000 reachout records from 3 different clubhouse "lickety-split!" 

Tip of the Month Archive

  NOTE: Because we are constantly improving AWARDS, information from older tips of the month may no longer be applicable.  While those older tips can still be great sources of information, be sure to also take a look at current information and instructions in other portions of Online Help regarding the functionality you read about in the tips archive.


Aug / Sept 2020 - Metadata in AWARDS

July 2020 - Get Your Locations List Ready for the New Calendar!

June 2020 - Browser Updates Can Impact What You See in AWARDS

April 2020 - Automatic Scheduling for Charting Events Without FormBuilder Forms

March 2020 - A Guide to Work Supervisor Privileges

February 2020 - Changing Progress Note E-Signing Windows

January 2020 - Automated Keyword Scans for Progress Notes / Log Book


December 2019 - Using External Email Notifications in AWARDS

November 2019 - How Online Help FAQs Can Help You

October 2019 - Using the Multi-Sort Option in ReportBuilders

September 2019 - Build Up Your ReportBuilders by Adding Data Variables

August 2019 - Using Your Browser Spell Check with AWARDS

July 2019 - Break the Glass: Using AWARDS Emergency Access

June 2019 - Resetting Your AWARDS Username and/or Password

May 2019 - Who You Gonna Call? The Local Help Desk!

April 2019 - It's All About the Extras: Improve Your AWARDS Experience with Optional Enhancements

March 2019 - Got a Quick Question? Use Online Help's "How Do I..." as a Resource

February 2019 - Call Me! Using the Contact Methods Feature to Maintain Client Contacts Info

January 2019 - Closing AWARDS Accounts for Former Employees


December 2018 - So Many Options!  Six Tips for Navigating the ReportBuilder Options Page

November 2018 - Make it Personal - Create Your Own Customized Help Library!

October 2018 - Wait... Where Did it Go?

September 2018 - Using the Agency Programs ReportBuilder > Programs By Program Type

August 2018 - Combating Inbox Overload

July 2018 - Proof Your FormBuilder Forms

June 2018 - Add AWARDS to Your Taskbar!

May 2018 - Saving AWARDS Pages to PDF

April 2018 - Using Dynamic Filters on ReportBuilders

March 2018 - Remember to Review Your Documents Before E-Signing!

February 2018 - Enhance Help With Your Browser's Search Feature

January 2018 - Troubleshooting Site Access Issues


December 2017 - The Key to a Great Help Desk Ticket!

November 2017 - In Report Sorting

October 2017 - Check All That Apply

September 2017 - The Reports Module!

August 2017 - Using a Supported Browser

July 2017 - Searching Online Help

June 2017 - Default Values in FormBuilder Forms

May 2017 - AWARDS Training Films & Demonstrations

April 2017 - Communicating Compliantly

March 2017 - Resetting Your AWARDS Username and Password

February 2017 - Bookmarking Online Help

January 2017 - Enhancing AWARDS