Vertiba’s Launch of a Case Management System for Colorado Department of Human Services (CDHS), Office of Early Childhood (OEC) a Cause for Celebration

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New case management system for CDHS OEC will improve the process for the identification and provisioning of services by early intervention programs and early childhood mental health specialists.

Colorado Department of Health Services Office of Early Childhood launches new data system
I am happy Vertiba could participate as a partner to CDHS in improving the process and allowing service providers to really focus on our kids.

This week, the Colorado Department of Human Services, Office of Early Childhood, launches an all-new case management system, developed by Boulder-based Vertiba, Inc. This data system will improve the process for the Early Intervention Colorado program to collect federal and state data requirements as well as the ability to provide quality assurance oversight for the services being delivered to the infants and toddlers enrolled in early intervention services. The Early Intervention Colorado program provides early intervention services to children age birth through age two with identified developmental delays through 20 Community Centered Board (CCB) agencies across the state.

Prior to this launch, the manual process of collecting and entering needed information into a non-intuitive outdated system made the oversight of timely and quality support for children and their families a challenge. This new system is designed to simplify data entry and automate the development of Individualized Family Service Plans (IFSP), and can be leveraged by other programs within the OEC in the future. Additionally, it generates the reports needed to comply with federal government regulations easily, freeing OEC staff to focus on their mission of ensuring positive outcomes for infants and toddlers.

The Early Childhood Mental Health program (ECMH), whose primary objective is to improve early care classroom environments in order to enhance social emotional skills for children age birth to eight, also came on board with the launch of this system. The data system will allow ECMH to identify training and capacity needs to inform effective interventions to ensure young children’s readiness for school.

“Our goal is to provide timely, high quality services to infants and toddlers with developmental delays as efficiently as possible,” said Christy Scott, the Project Sponsor for the Colorado Department of Human Services, Office of Early Childhood, Division of Community and Family Support. “We are thrilled with how this system provides a comprehensive case management system for the CCBs to use. Many aspects of the tracking of timelines and required data entry can be automated to free up valuable time to coordinate early intervention services and foster partnerships with the families we serve so we can help Colorado children reach their developmental potential and be ready to succeed in school and in life.”

“Since this system manages Private Health Information for children, it was subject to a high level of scrutiny, audits, and testing to ensure it meets stringent HIPAA standards,” said Lynn Lannin, Director of Professional Services at Vertiba. “Using Salesforce.com as a development platform allowed us to build this new case management system in less than 6 months, far shorter than other traditional environments. Having been through the IFSP process with my own daughter when she was two, I understand the importance of getting these types of services for our young kids. I am happy Vertiba could participate as a partner to CDHS in improving the process and allowing service providers to really focus on our kids.”

About Vertiba
Vertiba is a Boulder, CO-based team of certified Salesforce.com consultants and a Gold Cloud Alliance Partner focused on helping its clients maximize the value of Salesforce.com. As an integrated team of certified Salesforce specialists, they provide project management, best practices implementation guidance, technical expertise and OnDemand hourly support services for organizations of all sizes. Vertiba also works with public sector and healthcare clients to gain value from the Salesforce Platform. Learn more by visiting http://www.vertiba.com.

About the The Colorado Department of Human Services, Office of Early Childhood
The Office of Early Childhood provides resources for children, families and early care and learning professionals to best prepare Coloradans for future success, through access to collaborative, coordinated, quality early childhood programs and supports. They provide access to necessary supports – to get all Colorado kids ready for Kindergarten and reading by third grade. The Office of Early Childhood offers services for optimal early childhood development to communities and families. Services include a coordinated system of early identification and intervention to increase access to quality early learning for all children.

For more information, contact:
Lindsey Dorneman
Office of Early Childhood
lindsey(dot)dorneman(at)state(dot)co(dot)us
303.866.4156

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