HIFIS 4 will be rolled out in Saskatoon, Prince Albert, & Regina over the next 1 1/2 years. The project is led by Saskatoon Housing Initiatives Partnership (SHIP), out of Saskatoon. In Regina, Flow will act as a project partner with SHIP, helping to deliver HIFIS 4 to the community. The project is currently being revitalized on a multitude of fronts, and when we have concrete updates we will notify the community.
The HIFIS 4 project is directly related to the Coordinated Access project, as HIFIS 4 is the tool the community will use to collect, store and manage client data.
HIFIS 4 offers modules and functionalities that supports day-to-day operational activities:
Client registration & intake
The intake system captures information on an individual such as name, social security number, gender, age, and bed assignment.
Tracks information throughout the process of client service such as assessment with the Service Prioritization Decision Assistance Tool (SPDAT) and the Vulnerability Assessment Tool (VAT).
Flexibility & customization
HIFIS’ flexibility allows diverse service providers to align the system with their local needs.
Customizable features include:
Customizing the appearance of HIFIS and deactivation of features
Developing custom tables, fields, surveys and mandatory fields
Selecting data to be shared and assigning users’ rights, and
Delegating administrative tasks
Records information about services delivered to a client such as shelter stays, counseling, employment, etc.
Generates reports and allows to export raw data into other applications for analysis and support decision-making.
Data sharing among service providers require stringent privacy and security protections. Data sharing is contingent upon written client consent, and must comply with local, provincial, and federal legal requirements.
Data sharing features include:
Integrated client consent
Configurable privacy and information sharing settings