Foothold Technology Events

    WEBINAR | Pain By Numbers: The Real Cost of Cyber(In)Security

    Event Date: Tuesday, 03/27/2018 10:00 am

    Date: Tuesday, March 27th, 2018
    Time: 10:00AM Eastern

    When it comes to your health, preventative care is always the better option. Even though you can’t know when a heart attack or stroke will strike, there are many different things you can do to lower your risk.

    It’s the same concept with cybersecurity. Preventative measures will lower the probability of a breach. If ignored, the result can deeply impact your organization’s reputation and finances.

    Join CEO Reg Harnish of Greycastle Security & Dr. Bertine McKenna to learn:

    • Several recent data breach victims and their incident response processes
    • Huge financial differences between cybersecurity prevention and recovery
    • The most effective way to stay ahead of today’s cybersecurity challenges

    All registrants and attendees will receive the recording and slides.

    WEBINAR | Surviving & Thriving in an Ever-Changing Landscape: Lessons Learned from Illinois and Pennsylvania

    Event Date: Thursday, 03/29/2018 2:00 pm

    Date: Thursday, March 29th, 2018
    Time: 2:00PM – 3:00PM Eastern


    • Theresa Moran, Deputy Chief – Centralized Support Services, Little City
    • Frank Koerber, Executive Director, Typical Life Corporation
    • David Bucciferro, Senior Advisor, Foothold Technology


    The changing policy landscape means vital programs supporting individuals with disabilities and their families are facing new challenges. Organizations in Illinois, Pennsylvania, and across the country, are being asked to confront new federal and local mandates while also facing greater scrutiny of their organization’s operations and outcomes. Managers need new tools, agencies must operate more efficiently, staff are seeking new skills, and outcomes are being measured by efficiency and success rather than volume.

    Feeling overwhelmed? Join Foothold Technology for a special I/DD Awareness Month webinar featuring agencies from PA and IL. We’ll share examples of how organizations are adapting to change and finding clarity by combining great leadership, enhanced workforce development, and quality data. Presenters will share concrete tips on how data, collaboration, and staff preparation can help you prepare for an uncertain future, and can provide you with the strategic tools you need to survive and thrive in an ever-changing world.

    This is not a software demo, rather a conversation with provider agencies focused on technology best practices.

    SPEAKING EVENT | Using What You’ve Got! Leadership, Workforce, and Data

    Event Date: Tuesday, 04/10/2018 10:45 am

    NJAMHAA Annual Conference

    Pines Manor, Edison, NJ

    Date: Tuesday, April 10, 2018
    Time: 10:45am – 12 noon


    • Robert N. Davison, Chief Executive Officer, Mental Health Association of Essex and Morris
    • David Bucciferro, Senior Advisor, Foothold Technology

    Whether you operate in a Managed Care, Value-Based Payment, or Fee-For-Service environment, to thrive in today’s world of healthcare your agency needs to demonstrate reduced costs, improved outcomes, and a positive experience for those you serve. Where do you start and how do you get there? Like a three legged stool, when an agency combines strong leadership, a skilled workforce, and data, it can find the stability it needs to successfully navigate change and effectively market its results to funders. In this session, we’ll take a closer look at each of the three principles and demonstrate how using data to drive decision-making can support leaders, develop an agency’s workforce, and provide insight into the overall performance of an agency’s programs and services. Attendees will gain insight from a global and individual provider perspective. Attend this session to gain concrete tips on how to elevate your agency’s impact internally and for those you serve.

    SPEAKING EVENT | Supercharge Your Agency: Using Technology to Engage & Develop Staff

    Event Date: Wednesday, 04/11/2018 11:00 am

    New York Alliance For Inclusion & Innovation Conference

    The Sagamore, Bolton Landing, NY

    Date: Wednesday, April 11, 2018
    Time: 11:00am – 12:00pm


    • Juliette Palmer, Senior Project Manager, Foothold Technology
    • Liz Smith, Executive Director, Unity House of Cayuga County

    As the landscape of health and human services continues to experience massive changes, management teams are being called upon to lead by example and provide more to staff. Staff at all levels of an organization are seeking additional training opportunities and open dialogue among colleagues. Agencies are being asked to exhibit greater accountability on where and how services are being delivered. In this session, we’ll share some concrete examples of how one agency is embracing technology to create open channels of communication, assess staff and program performance, and encourage professional development while streamlining operations at the same time. Attend this session to learn how a connected, supported staff can help lead to improved outcomes for those you serve.


    SPEAKING EVENT | Navigating the World of Medicaid in Support of Housing First

    Event Date: Wednesday, 04/11/2018 2:50 pm

    Housing First Partners Conference

    Marriott City Center, Denver, CO

    Date: Wednesday, April 11, 2018
    Time: 2:00pm – 2:50pm


    • Lindsay Casale, Housing First Program Director, Pathways Vermont
    • Paul Rossi, Director of Client Services, Foothold Technology

    Housing First organizations can leverage Medicaid dollars to support services. Rules and requirements vary state-to-state. Documentation requirements can feel overwhelming. Some providers are sharing tips through an information exchange called the Supportive Housing Resource Center. In this session we take a closer look at best practices from across the nation.

    SPEAKING EVENT | The Power of Partnership: Collaboration Goes A Long Way

    Event Date: Sunday, 04/15/2018 9:00 am

    ANCOR Conference 2018

    Sheraton New Orleans Hotel, New Orleans, LA

    Date: Monday, April 16, 2018
    Time: 3:00 – 4:00pm


    • Michele Meyer, Director of Quaity Assurance and Compliance, Jewish Service for the Developmentally Disabled
    • Alice Siegel, Senior Vice President, The Arc of Bergen and Passaic
    • Rachel Miller, Senior Project Manager, Foothold Technology

    Managing change can be stressful and difficult. Careful planning, collaboration, and combined vision can help make it a positive experience. Attend this session to hear the story of a group of 18 New Jersey agencies who banded together to create a cross-agency collaborative to tackle the shift to a Fee-For-Service model in their state. Based on lessons learned and a shared experience, presenters will share practical and sometimes funny tips on how the transition provided agencies with an opportunity to evaluate operations and improve collaboration among fellow service providers. Presenters will outline how they assembled the team, challenges they faced along the way, how partnership led to better procedures, and how the collaborative created a unified voice to advocate with state partners, and work with its technology partner to improve service delivery. Attendees will walk away with a roadmap for implementing stronger collaborations.

    SPEAKING EVENT | Building Connections: Preparing Your Agency for Care Coordination

    Event Date: Thursday, 04/26/2018 11:30 am

    New York State Care Management Coalition Training Conference

    Saratoga Hilton, Saratoga Springs, NY

    Date: Thursday, April 26, 2018
    Time: 11:30am – 12:45pm


    • Meredith O’Boyle, Vice President, Behavioral Health Services, Bailey House
    • David Bucciferro, Senior Advisor, Foothold Technology
    • Alex Attinson, Quality Assurance/Connected Care Team, Foothold Technology

    Pivoting your agency to work in a connected healthcare environment can feel like walking around in the dark with no signposts. In this session, we’ll provide you with steps to take and illuminate your understanding of what it means to use Certified Electronic Health Record Technology (CEHRT) to connect with a RHIO in New York State. Connecting with a RHIO brings an agency features like emergency department alerts, the ability to send and retrieve an individual’s health record, and the ability to contribute valuable consumer data to your performing provider system. Join us to hear tips from Bailey House, an agency that has been in the trenches working on this process with its Electronic Health Record (EHR) partner, Foothold Technology. You’ll learn about what organizational changes the agency has made, how it updated its EHR to collect new data sets, and what the agency is planning to do in the future. We’ll also share developments on how EHRs are updating their software to make sure behavioral healthcare agencies are ready to participate in the next generation healthcare system.